Feb 16 AT 7:36 PM Taylor Wimberly 65 Comments

New HTC One X details leak, on-screen buttons, Beats speaker dock, no microSD

The only leaked image of the HTC Endeavor

The render you see above is the only known image of the HTC Edge, which we now believe will launch as the HTC One X. Most of the specs have already been confirmed from a leaked ROM update utility file, but new details are still coming out every other day.

Tonight Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo provided some additional details of the HTC One X, which is quickly shaping up as one of the most anticipated Android smartphones this year.

New rumored details of the HTC One X include:

  • On-screen software buttons, just like the Galaxy Nexus
  • Green / amber notification LED only
  • 5-pogo-pin setup for a speaker dock, likely for the rumored Beats audio dock
  • No microSD slot
  • MicroSIM slot
  • 1800 mAh battery
  • Super LCD display type
  • FM radio
  • Sterio microphones for noise reduction
  • Current test units run Android 4.0.3, should be upgrade to 4.0.5 by launch

Previous rumored specs of the HTC One X include:

  • Quad-core 1.5 GHz Tegra 3 processor
  • Android 4.0 with Sense UI 4.0
  • 4.7-inch display with 720p resolution
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • Backlit 8 MP rear camera with 28-millimeter, f/2.2 lens
  • 1.3 MP front-camera
  • Beats Audio
  • HSPA+ 21 Mbps support (bands 850, 900,1800,1900,)
  • WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Slightly over 10 mm thick

Overall, it looks like HTC has packed in most of the high-end features that any Android fan would want. Some may complain about the lack of microSD slot, but at least this device has 32 GB of internal storage and we have Google Drive launching any week now.

It will be interesting to see how the final design differs from the rendered image above. Our sources tell us it looks like the HTC Amaze 4G, but thinner. I’m hoping that HTC went with their aluminum unibody design that appeared in some of their other devices last year.

Obviously, no launch parters have been announced but the HTC One X is rumored to be on order from over 20 carriers. The HSPA+ modem would be a nice fit for AT&T and T-Mobile in the states, but it’s possible we could see a slightly different model with LTE included for other carriers.

It’s going to be really tough to give up my beloved Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but I want this phone. Do you?

Source: MoDaCo

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  • techvudu

    Why are MFG’s hating on SD slot? What is this WP7 and Apple? Makes no sense. The lack of updates are enough to convince people to upgrade, memory has really never been a problem…..until recent. Cloud services and data speeds are not yet solid enough to rid devices of expandable slots. Otherwise looks good.

    • Wunako

      i get what u saying there, but idk if it really is launching with 32gb internal storage it might work out fine, i personally started relying on the cloud on my G2 that doesn’t even have 2gb on the phone. i also use the wifi as much as possible to not use as much of my data plan.

      • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

        This is not a solution for everyone. I started recently looking at a data plan that would allow me to be online more (new smartphone and the need to be in touch with people anytime). Streaming media (music and video) can consume your data plan very quickly.

      • delinear

        I’d rather have the choice of a cheaper phone with 8 or 16GB and an SD slot. That way those who don’t need memeory can save a little money, those who need a lot of memory don’t run into limitations and everyone else can just drop in an SD card from their old phone with most of their content on it without having to mess about with backup and restore.

    • redraider133

      Not to mention with tiered data plans not everyone wants to waste their monthly allotment on saving things to the cloud or would rather have it on a card that they could take out and change.

      • sunrise

        Some people can fill up 32GB very easily. Not all people are light users like yourself. Also, with the ever growing crunch on data and throttling, expandable memory slots are vital.

        They just need to include it.

        • sunrise

          In reference to data and throttling I was talking about storing data in the cloud. I rather have an expandable memory slot.

      • Rick


    • Keith

      I am not happy with this trend either. I wanted the Galaxy Nexus but no sd card and no 32GB model,that is a showstopper for me. 32GB internal may be enough but I really want a microSD for videos and music storage which can easily exceed that. I do not want to stream everything especially since AT&T data speeds suck in my area and being on a limited plan, does not make sense to store everything in the cloud. For the love of God, please do not stop having microSD card option!

    • Defiantbeast

      It doesnt matter if you only use 4gb on a 16gb card or are swapping between two different 32gb cards. The point is why remove the options from consumers. Ive been seriously eyeing a 64gb sandisk card for some time now waiting for the price to drop and yes i do use that much space. I said no to the last 2 nexus devices for this very reason. By removing the sd card slot you hurt your bottom line as a manufacturer you remove an option for consumers and start wading into the dark waters of apple. Plus we are actually at a point were a 64gb micro sd card is available and becoming affordable this just doesnt make sense to me.

    • John in Brisbane

      Yep – I agree. I’m using my GS2 more and more for music in the car and when out and about. As time goes on, more ppl will want to use FLAC etc. 32gb is handy but given how little room a micro sd slot takes, their decision is kind of perplexing. I bet they figure they can save x dollars in the simpler design and production plus the slightly less engineered back cover for less projected remove-replace cycles. This is how they think I’m sure.

  • swazedahustla

    If its on sprint this is my next phone…..sweet

    • nateysmith

      If this comes to AT&T, this is my next phone. I have been waiting since July for a phone that pushes the specs boundaries like this does!

      • SGB101

        me, my upgrade was in November gone, im in uk, could of gone nexus, but really wanted a quad,

        been holding out waiting for the SGS3, but love HTC and i love the fact the CM team love HTC.

        this should drop in the UK buy the end of march, is so im on it.

  • Wunako

    dude i really hope this phone comes out for T-Mobile!!!! if only it had NFC then it would have everything on my wish list… Not saying its a deal breaker but it would be a huge +, either way this is the phone im going to be eyeing.

    I dont remember who it was but some one here commented that it would be great if HTC has a variant for each carrier here in the US like SGS series, i think that would be the smartest thing to do, especially since thats a big factor on why Samsung is top Dog right now, and HTC should take notice of that

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      It has NFC. Confirmed from the leaked RUU file.

      • Wunako

        thanks for letting me know Taylor,

        lol MWC cant come any faster

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        DAMN IT TAYLOR… What is going on with that 1800MAH??? I’m crying on the inside already!

        • Nory826

          Lol yeah, HTC never uses big enough batteries. Everything else sounds great though !

  • Bill

    As long as you REALLY like 4.0.3 or 4.0.5, then buy this over a G-Nex, as that’s the only version you’ll get for a long, long time…

    • Vance

      That or CM 7.1 :)

      • squiddy20

        I think you mean CM 9.x as CM 7 is Gingerbread and this phone is launching with ICS…

  • rob Joyce

    At the end if the day this is an HTC. Not a terrible thing but support for it will be almost dead 4 months after it drops. I loved my incredible until I realized it was the last phone they gave a damn about.

  • Deeds

    Hope this comes to T-Mo!!!!!

    • ags29

      Yess! And the 4.7″ screen is justified with the on-screen buttons now because it should be about as big as the Galaxy Nexus.

      Otherwise, it would’ve been a monster sized phone. Now I’m excited :-)

  • hinds

    All I can say is if the gnex did not exist, this would be my device to own on a 3 yr Canadian contract.

  • EggoEspada

    Sounds pretty solid. But it might need more than a 1800mAh battery. My Galaxy Nexus LTE is okay on the battery life front. I can imagine that this device could drain quite a bit more.

    • nateysmith

      The tegra 3 chip should actually save on battery. It will be interesting to see for sure.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Well for starters, this version is not LTE. It also has a quad-core Tegra 3, which uses less power than Tegra 2 and other dual-core processors. If the Asus Transformer Prime is any indication, this device should have stellar battery life.

  • Lazaro

    wow…sammy & google dropping the ball on US carrier gsm galaxy nexus might be a blessing in disguise if this phone hits pretty soon after the announcement

  • c00ller

    Well, do not longer want.

    • omnom

      … what do you expect.. an htc phone without sense? as if that was going to happen.. besides the leaked handset has been sporting “with htc sense” for a long time.. not like it was a suprise

    • Vance

      Root and load CM and this is a killer phone

  • ArticulateFool

    There is no way I will give up my GNEX for this phone.

    In 4 months that kickstand will be peeling and the value of the phone will be drastically reduced because people will think you didn’t take care of it.

    I have had this happen with every HTC phone I have owned with a kickstand.

    • http://theandroidappshow.com Lane

      owned my evo for over a year with no problem

  • barkleyfan

    SD slot, capacitive buttons, and Gorillaglass, not to mention battery, is why I choose Maxx over nexus. I will not go with a device that has no SD. Period.

  • kick stand

    Cmon HTC screw kick stand and give us more battery….. they probably could’ve put 500ma more battery if they didn’t put the kickstand….

    Some people don’t use kickstand even if they did they don’t always use it. But everyone always use battery power…. do not make extended battery an option make the kickstand an option attached to a case…. is that so hard to understand?

    • omnom

      considering theres no kickstand in the picture… how could they get rid of one?

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    Please come on T-mobile :D :D

  • spazby

    very nice

  • Hall Lo

    This device is a beast!! The only thing that turns me off is the lack of microSD slot. I really rely on my SD card, because it can be just let the data transfer from device to device without the need of internet…

  • Nathan D.

    I really want this phone to come out for T-Mobile so they can finally have a phone better then the Samsung galaxy II

  • sunrise

    I don’t like on screen buttons. I prefer the dedicated capacitive buttons.
    Also, the lack of a microSD slot could be a deal breaker for many.

  • Jorge Vieira

    I like what it looks like. Thankfully there are onscreen buttons! Can’t wait to see it in person.

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    Is HTC actually going to make a buttonless device? I mean from the only leaked photos it doesn’t seem that way (which is odd). Hurry up MWC, get here already and let us know what’s up! The anticipation is killing me! Well, not really. But I’m soooo ready to see what’s gonna be introduced for 2012!

  • AnthonyRyan

    This is the perfect phone for me :)

  • Chris

    I kinda wanted it until I saw Sense 4.0. I will be happily hugging my Galaxy Nexus while HTC destroys this phone with Sense.

  • aburgthing

    I too hate this trend with the no MicroSD slot. It matters especially to enthusiast who are always tweaking which is why the GNex is a no go for me. I hope this is not the wave of the future. I had/have high hopes for HTC this year, but as we all know, the vendor variants may all be different somehow and the SD card may still be in play.

  • benben

    That is my next phone. Period.

  • nsnsmj

    I’m glad HTC is finally establishing a brand for it’s phones.

    Sony – Xperia
    Samsung – Galaxy
    LG – Optimus
    HTC – One (Evo could have worked as well)
    Motorola – Droid (?)

  • David R.

    TSMC does not support 28nm technology yet. It means that this phone integrates the basic 40nm Tegra 3, not the low-power phone-oriented Tegra 3.

    This phone will suck the battery out as fast a *lollipop*! I will wait for the Maxx version of it.

  • TJMaze

    The lack of SD slot is the deal breaker for me. They will ramp the price of this phone up higher due to the built-in storage, when I have a perfectly good 32GB card I could have used instead.
    Hopefully one of the other quadcore phones at MWC will provide this.

  • Daniel

    Seeing this phone has 32gb internal and no sd slot doesn’t really matter to me as it would be the same as I have now with my desire and it’s 32gb sd
    also i can put my old card into my prime

  • yankeesusa

    I don’t understand leaving the micro sd out. It doesn’t take that much space. This will definitely keep me from buying it. I just hope that no micro sd is not the future of phones.

  • Paul Atreides

    Curious to see how the onscreen keys will blend with Sense or if they’ve heavily customized them. I’m still more interested in the Galaxy Nexus for Sprint and to see what Samsung is doing with the GIII. For some reason, I have a feeling they’re pushing for a major release to carriers this time(including the US).

  • Kaote

    Still on the fence with this one, don’t like sense, would prefer vanilla. Would really like an SD slot but can manage with 32GB onboard, my tablet is loaded with additional memory. This phone looks like it may find if it makes it to TMO.

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    Is the lack of microSD card going to assist in making it slimmer? I don’t see how, since the microSD slots are already ridiculously tiny – usually just a piece of metal holding it in.

  • AmericanJedi001

    To answer your comment-provoking question: _I_ want this phone!

  • sloanster

    If you do not put the sd slot in you will be sorry HTC…

  • BlueFox721

    For those of you with the Galaxy Nexus…you can use usb storage. I have hooked up several drives, including external hard drives