HTC officially unveils the HTC One X+ with HTC Sense+

We’ve been tracking this exciting device for a while, and now HTC’s finally made it official. The OEM has officially announced the HTC One X+. It’s HTC’s most impressive device yet, though it’s only a tad better than the original HTC One X.

It boasts a 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7 inch HD display, a 2,100mAh battery, 64GB of internal storage, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. HTC’s also introduced HTC Sense+, the latest revision of its user experience.

This version includes “Tap and Go,” a function that allows you to connect the phone to Beats speakers’4 units simply by tapping them with your phone. It also includes a new version of HTC Watch, as well as a new video hub.

HTC says we can expect the device to start rolling out across Europe and parts of Asia starting this month. The press release indicates there will also be a US announcement, though there are no details on which carrier might be offering it at this time. Read on for full press details.

HTC INTRODUCES THE HTC ONE™ X+.
MORE SPEED, MORE STORAGE AND MORE BATTERY LIFE
MAKE HTC’S BEST RATED ANDROID PHONE, EVEN BETTER

HTC also announces SenseTM 4+ with Android Jelly Bean upgrades for
HTC One X and HTC One S coming soon

TAIPEI – 2ND OCTOBER, 2012 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC One™ X+, a refreshed version of its award winning HTC One™ X smartphone, running the HTC SenseTM 4+ experience on Android™ Jelly Bean. The HTC One™ X+ combines the iconic design, amazing camera and authentic audio experience of the HTC One series, with increased performance, longer battery life and expanded internal storage.

“We are taking the HTC One™ X to a new level with the introduction of the new HTC One™ X+,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Our customers will have super-fast browsing, an even better camera and more immersive entertainment with Beats Audio.”

Performance, Endurance and Storage
Featuring a 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 AP37 processor and 64GB of internal storage, the HTC One™ X+ LTE version is up to 67% faster than the HTC One™ X1 LTE, making the HTC One™ X+ the best rated Android phone on the market. Developed to be lightning fast, the HTC One™ X+ enables quicker web browsing, fluid gaming and graphic rendering, and speedy downloads, providing effortless usage on the go.

In addition to its increased performance speeds, the HTC One™ X+ introduces extended performance with the inclusion of a 2100 mAh battery, giving you up to 50% (6 hours) more talk time, and longer to browse the web and enjoy your favorite music and videos2.

Imaging, Music and Movies
Combining the amazing camera capabilities of its predecessor3* with a series of intelligent features, powered by SenseTM 4+, the HTC One™ X+ has been designed to deliver the most premium mobile experience. The newly launched Self Portrait mode on the front camera helps you capture high quality photos by intuitively detecting the human face at various angles and applying subtle enhancements to skin and eyes. Sightseeing mode makes sure you’ll always be ready to capture the moment – one touch of the power button bypasses the lock screen and launches directly into the camera. Two new views in Gallery display images and videos and group them according to where and when they were taken.

Exclusively available on HTC smartphones, Beats AudioTM provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the most immersive sound experience with an enhanced audio profile, crisper vocals and detailed high notes for your music, games, movies and videos. Making it easier to listen to music out loud, and through SenseTM 4+, the HTC One™ X+ introduces a new Tap and Go function, which allows you to connect the phone and your music to Beats speakers’4 when you tap them. To disconnect, it is just another quick tap.

Providing exclusive access to thousands of movies through HTC Watch 2.0, the HTC One™ X+ will appeal to both the avid film fan and the casual movie-goer. Combined with the introduction of video hub, another benefit of SenseTM 4+, for the first time you will be able to put all your video entertainment in a single place.

Easy Set Up
A new feature in the HTC One™ X+ is HTC Get Started, a new web service that guides the user painlessly through the set-up and personalisation process from a desktop web browser. Designed to enhance the experience of setting up a phone for the first time, this feature ensures that users will get the most out of their new phone from the beginning. With the touch of a button, users’ phone will reflect the settings and apps that were chosen on the Web. Visit start.htc.com for more details.

Availability
The HTC One™ X+ will be available in Europe and North Asia from October and in South Asia from November 2012. North America will make a separate announcement regarding availability of the HTC One™ X+. The Android Jelly Bean with HTC™ Sense 4+ update is scheduled to begin rolling out for the HTC One™ S and HTC One™ X from October.

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  • Carmen Diva

    It is such a beautiful looking screen on this phone :D

    • Matthew Merrick

      same screen as the One X/One XL, right?

    • http://twitter.com/iLoveLiveUnique Nathan Bryant

      It’s the same screen on the One X…

      • le_lutin

        …and therefore beautiful.

    • smithj33

      Anything that is not OLED is beautiful.

  • DarrenR

    So with the tap thing I would assume it has NFC? Also does it have an SD slot?

    • malcmilli

      The original didn’t have sd slot and since they upped the internal storage id assume this one doesn’t either

  • Don_Is_Good

    I’m not parting my well earned cash unless there is a LTE version, sorry HTC

    • dgarra

      It says there’s LTE on it in the article.

    • Justin W

      “the HTC One™ X+ LTE version is up to 67% faster than the HTC One™ X1 LTE, making the HTC One™ X+ the best rated Android phone on the market.”

    • Bob G

      Somebody did not learn how to read.

      Hint: He is not good despite his name.

    • RavenFox

      lol smh

  • IronHorse01

    Sgs 3 still craps all over this

    • http://www.google.com/profiles/phinnvr6 phinn

      It definitely does not. However I would say the best phone is the one best supported by CyanogenMod at this point.

      • New_Guy777

        I’ll take AOKP over CM at this point. CM is nice, but AOKP gives a LOT more customization and tweaking options out of the box.

        • phinn

          You do realize AOKP is CM based right? Just as is MIUI. I’m not going to name every CM derivative to make a point.

        • ari_free

          I thought the point was you don’t want a phone that is stranded and will never get any kind of updates.

    • DavidVarghese

      Can’t say anything yet until I see some benchmarks, but by the looks of it, the One X+ might beat the Sgs3 performance wise because of its quad-core 1.7 gHz Tegra 3 processor…

  • http://twitter.com/iLoveLiveUnique Nathan Bryant

    What’s the difference? A little faster? More memory. I was for sure HTC was going to slow down. I really hate this when it comes to Android. I mean if you have room to beef up a device a little more like this one is, then why not have it like this in the first place. Make a device worth a yearly upgrade across the board. Then work on something else in another market. Like a tablet worthy of a yearly upgrade. That way you have two devices in both markets. Nothing seems organized in Android. It’s things like this that hold it back.

    • BENSTEEL

      What’s the difference…..the big difference is the 2100 mAh battery…..I haven’t met one owner that can deal with the bad performance…the aftermarket is loaded with used devices cheap and it’s already in the discount bin at Amazon selling for $19 to new customers….that’s still arguably the second best Android phone made to this date. HTC has never got the importance of Power….ask any thunderbolt user (if there are any left)

      • http://www.google.com/profiles/phinnvr6 phinn

        2100 mAh sounds like a hoot until you see that the iPhone 5 has 8 hours of LTE battery life and got 11 hours on Engadget’s rundown test with a 1400 mAh battery. WTF is this point of this crap, HTC is garbage they should be SUPPORTING the phones that are already out, my 2011 phone never got a single update past Gingerbread I’d never buy a phone from them again.

        • DavidVarghese

          What phone is it? I don’t recall a 2011-released HTC phone that doesn’t have ICS already on it/promised to get it

    • Butters619

      And the worst part is they skimped on the battery and storage for the original One X on AT&T. They just pulled a Razr Maxx move.

    • RavenFox

      Hold it back? wtf are you ranting about?

  • xdapao3

    Integrated battery = instant deal breaker.

    • New_Guy777

      Totally agree

    • SiloNova

      Its comments like this that make me laugh, due to the lack of common sense which is missed, resulting in the loss of a sale for one company’s phone.

      • xdapao3

        although you lack the common sense to see it, it’s very simple, really…
        1. until smartphones have runtimes of at least 24hours of *continous* use we (or at least those who actually NEED and USE heavily today’s smartphones’ capabilities) need removable batteries and separate desktop battery chargers.
        2. the battery is the one thing guaranteed to fail and easy and quick access to it is a no brainer but for fucking Apple and (lately) HTC…
        3. chaining one’s smartphone down to a wall charger for hours each day is just plain stupid. it’s a MOBILE device and my “personal digital assistant”, it stays close to me and always ready whenever I may need it.
        All of the above of course does not apply much to PHONES… but we are talking smartphones here, aren’t we…

        • SiloNova

          What a spoilt brat you seem.

          Here is the common sense I am talking about.
          http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/180884432972?item=180884432972&ViewItem=&ssPageName=ADME:L:EOISSA:US:1123#ht_3584wt_1163

          I’ve had this argument before, and it still baffles me how people complain about battery power. Its so common. There are car chargers if you drive. If you don’t drive there are battery packs like the example I gave you above. If you don’t want one of those, you can use a USB cable and plug it into any usb port you’re close to. If you’re close to a socket, pack a plug and cable. If you don’t like any of those, well then tough sh-. And before you start bitching about the price of most battery packs, if phones were to have bigger batteries, they would cost more (thats even if we had the tech to fulfill certain people’s needs).

          I recently started using my phone more to play Minecraft. With the help of a simple task killer, I can get a full days use out of my Razr (not Maxx). I’m often near a plug socket while working, too. There are possibilities for any type of person. If you work indoors, you’re near a plug. If you camp, the battery pack will help you. If you drive, a car charger will help. If you’re still not pleased, then GTFO the smartphone market, and get a flipping 6 year old Sony Ericsson that will last a week on one charge.

          Honestly, these smartphones do everything but polish your *ss. Why can’t people just be happy with them?

          • xdapao3

            LMFAO!!!! This is a perfect moron’s “solution”..!!
            You DO NOT solve point no. 2 and 3 and you “solve” point no. 1 by carrying around ONE MORE FULL SIZE DEVICE instead of small, light additional batteries and, above all, you DO NOT HAVE one *MOBILE* device anymore but you have TWO of them THETERED together!!!!
            Explain to me how you put both of them in your pockets, how you prevent mangling the connectors while they bounce inside your bumbag or wherever you carry them, how you easily and comfily play your games while having to juggle 2 attached devices and how is that supposed to be any better, easier, simpler and comfier than simply swapping the freaking battery!!!!!!!!!
            It never ceases to amaze me to see how people complain about or unnecessarily “suffer” because of problems which do have a solution but they are just too dumb to see it…

          • SiloNova

            Do you have brain damage or something? Think up a scenario that involves your smartphones battery being zapped by the end of the day. Think of it. You’re out of the house the whole day, and you’re on your smartphone for hours on end. Explain to me exactly what you are going to do and where you are going to go on this day. If you’re going to be out for a whole day, lets say, camping, then you are going to have a bag with you. So it isn’t inconvenient to have a battery pack. How about work? If you work in doors, you can have a plug ready at work, always waiting, never leaves the building. If you’re going for a long drive, a car charger.

            Seriously, what is the fuss here? Unless you are planning on joining the Curiosity Rover over on Mars, then I suggest you explain to me how my idea is stupid. Anyone can get around losing all power on their phones. I keep mine clear of anything causing a power drain. I use it for a couple of hours of Minecraft, my wake up alarm, I read the news, view the weather, send a few texts, receive an annoying advertisement text every now and then from my carrier, set reminders, and sometimes view my maps app. All of this rides on a single two hour charge the night before, in which I unplug right before I go to bed. By the end of a normal day, it is probably down to about 20%. Seems low, but that is without using any other charge, apart from that two hour one. I don’t even bother with my car charger anymore, because I simply can’t be bothered plugging it in when I’m in the car (it usually takes about five seconds, but I don’t bother because I know it is going to last me.Though when I do, I am usually driving for about an hour in total on a work day, so it would probably be around 55% by the end of each day if I did this. EDIT: I take that back. It would actually leave me with about 90% at the end of the day).

          • xdapao3

            I see you have given up trying to answer point no. 2 and 3 so I guess you have actually been able to understand at least those… good.

            OK, so I will try to put into your thick skull how one can use one’s smartphone and find that a full battery does not last a day (forgetting for a moment all of the other HUGE advantages which you haven’t been able to refute): I am out and about most of the day most days and I use a lot Viber and Whatsapp, I also use a lot the GPS and the camera (mostly as a “scanner” and I upload them to Dropbox on the go, which is important to me) and I very often check stuff I need on the internet plus I consult my schedule, appointments and to-dos throughout the day and make frequent text and voice notes, whenever I have to queue or wait I listen music and/or read stuff, mostly on the net and I of course make and receive calls, sms and e-mails. Sometimes I carry with me my tablet and I tether my Note to it. At the end of the “working day” I may go out with friends or the GF and sometimes I sleep at her place. That’s just NORMAL use to me and I challenge you to find a smartphone able to pull that off on a charge.
            Even if you were barely able to get to the end of the day who, apart fropm idiots like you, want to end up with a minimal charge? What if you have an emergency? What if you get stuck somewhere or in a situation and need to be able to communicate? When you drive do you plan on getting to your destination with an almost empty tank??
            Anyway, back to my usage (I can’t believe I have to detail my use of my smartphone since one of the most common complain ever from smartphones users OF WHATEVER MAKE AND MODEL is battery life…) apart from my normal days I travel a lot and live abroad for part of the year and when I travel from the moment I get on the bus to the airport to my room abroad I go through 3 batteries plus my tablet’s battery, you want the details..?

          • SiloNova

            I solved point 3 with solutions. Can you not read? And point 2 is simple. As long as you don’t misuse your phone it will last you. An old smartphone I have had since 2009 still has the same battery life it had when new. An old phone from 2006 still has a week long battery life. I look after my phones and they last. Claiming battery failure is desperate and grasping for straws. Will your next complaint be screen failure? Anything can fail. It can’t be stopped. But it can be helped by looking after said belongings. I already explained my battery life to you. While I am left with just a bit at the end of the day, I already stated that I could have over half or maybe full if I were to use my car charger.

            You just need a bit of common sense to take over. A bit of a plan. Use task managers, take advantage of charging when you can. Its so easy, no matter what your schedule.

          • xdapao3

            To paraphrase you: do you have brain damage or something? Point no. 3 was to keep one’s mobile phone MOBILE, with your “solution” you STILL have to chain your smartphone to a wall charger every day for hours (unless, of course, what you do when you get home is charge your extended battery and then charge your smartphone with it -which still means it’s not really mobile- and then charge again your extended battery. wow, brilliant as a burned out light bulb…).
            “Misuse”!?! WTF do you mean by misuse?? I detailed my typical day and that’s USE, not misuse. Clearly what you really mean by it is bending one’s needs to the needs of a freaking € 15 battery… Pathetically ridicolous.
            Feel free to LIMIT your use of your smartphone and to spend your time and energy managing throughout the day your battery juice, I will just spend 30 seconds of my time swapping the battery whenever it’s depleted, thanks.
            By the battery failing I didn’t mean, of course, the battery suddenly stopping working (you really must have brain damage after all..) but the NATURAL and INEVITABLE decaying from BOTH use and AGEING (which means that even if you do not use it at all and store it properly its characteristics such as capacity at full charge will still be getting worse and worse) . Hi perf modern batteries can lose anything from 20% to 50% capacity after the first year.

          • SiloNova

            Try not to quote someone with a rhetorical question of theirs, when you cannot even make sense of my comment, in which, by failing to do so, you try and make me look stupid.

            #1 It does not take “hours” to charge a phone. In your experience, it probably does. But I’m willing to bet this is because you’re one of those people that complains about battery limitations, uses their smartphone a lot, even has the proof to back it up, but then fails to realise that his/her phone is not even running a simple task manager. There are battery saver apps out there for you to use. Do you use any of them? No wait, let me guess your response. “I’ve tried them all. They don’t make a difference. My battery still depletes after one hour of full use!!!!” – Ugh.

            #2 “Misuse” Definition – Use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose. Synonyms: verb. abuse – misapply – maltreat. noun – abuse – misapplication.
            I am not saying you are using it, and that is a cause. I am telling you HOW you could be using said thing. A phone will not last if it is dropped countless times, for example. Or, if it is constantly being knocked off a desk, or if someone is putting it on the desk in a rough fashion (i.e dropping it a few inches above a table to set it down, instead of setting it down gently).

            #3 I kind of find it hypocritical of you to not want to simple use a car charger or plug in a battery pack, or even plug in your phone to a mains whenever you’re going to be near one for some time, simply because it is inconvenient, yet you say you would rather carry an extra battery around with you, and have to go through the hassle of shutting the phone down, swapping the battery around, and then booting it back up. You just sound more like a troll to me. Nobody can be as stupid as you.

            #4 I knew exactly what you meant, and I have explained the “misuse” part. You just took it out of context, and decided that I was the stupid one here… I’ve had mine since the beginning of February, and, because I actually use certain apps and a task killer, I have not noticed the battery life deplete due to age (and I use it more often than I used to). Maybe batteries in smart phones will eventually start losing their lives, and start depleting quicker. But, lets face it. Don’t misuse it (look above if you forgot the definition) and it will last you well for a good few years. If it got really bad in the future, and it is non-removable, either pay a small fee to the company to get it sorted, or live with it. Nothing in this world is perfect. Use methods to keep a battery going, or keep whining about it. Besides, most people will have a different smart phone by the time their batteries deplete after a few years (providing they have done the essential care to keep it up).

            #5 If you cannot use a smartphone without complaining about it, and you are lacking the common sense to get the most use out of it, then carry a frickin’ netbook and stop being such a baby about it.

            This is probably going to be my last comment to you. The facts have been mentioned by both of us. I have explained it all, and you just try to make the opposer seem like the stupid one. All that is left now is for this to turn into an ever increasing, time-wasting b**** fest over who has the longest e-penis, and I am not going to resort to that level.
            Oh, and try not to use caps after every few words. You come off as unintelligent, immature, and angry.

          • xdapao3

            #1 Since ICS task managers are useless BUT to kill frozen apps and few other instances. I do not close background apps because, you know, I NEED THEM OPEN AND READY with their data, page position, zoom level, open tabs etc etc etc Do you use your PC one program at a time closing all of the others when your immediate focus is not on them???? As I have been saying and you fail to get, in order to not swap a freaking battery you HANDICAP the utility of a smartphone and LIMIT its capabilities. That’s beyond stupid.
            #2 you or I misunderstood what “misuse” was about…
            #3 I DO USE a car charger: when I need my Note to be my GPS Navigator in its car dock. Taking out one’s phone and charging it in the car just to avoid a 30 sec battery swap is beyond stupid since taking it out and docking it or, much worse, putting it somewhere with lose cables flipping around, is a much greater annoyance and a bigger waste of time (and you are “misusing” its microUSB slot to boot… LOL)
            #4 you don’t multitask and you are not able to appreciate the huge utility of it, period. besides, as I have ALREADY SAID, managing your active processes is a bigger annoyance and waste of time than a simple 30 sec battery swap a day. I am resigned to the fact that you are simply unable to see that…
            #5 I DO NOT COMPLAIN about MY smartphones, all of them did what I want and need and I am simply enthusiastic about my current one, the Galaxy Note. I was commenting and “complaining” about useless, worthless P.O.S. like iPhones and the latest HTCs which do no have what it takes for a smartphone to actually be a smartphone…
            Oh and… caps are for helping you to understand which are the most important parts by highlighting them and hoping you would focus on them and, hopefully, get them……
            Bye and happy task killing, extended batteries tethering and daily wall charging.

          • Giles Peach

            Swapping batteries is a pain in the arse. Unless you buy a seperate battery charger, you have to charge one, then swap out another. I totally agree that Smartphone battery life sucks, but at least we are seeing positive signs that manufacturers are responding to this issue. On 2012 HTC for one has shown excellent awareness of what people want in a phone. more storage, increasing software efficiency (although I still run Apex over sense), and yes, better battery life.
            I for one don’t want to swap out my battery and find charging overnight, from my computer at work, or in my car, to be easy no fuss solutions.
            I will be very interested to check out the new Razr Maxx when it arrives, but until them I am perfectly happy using my HTC One X.

          • ari_free

            “If you don’t like any of those, well then tough sh-.”

            No, tough for HTC. They lost a sale.

      • John A

        Oh lord, SiloNova and Xdapao3, I have read through your argument and I have to say, it is you Silo, that needs the common sense you talk about. Who wants to be carrying a big lump of a charger aswell as a phone, when you can have a slim battery in your wallet to use at anytime. Xdapao3 is correct Imo. SiloNova you need to calm down and realise that your argument is very flawed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

    Ahhh, HTC. I miss your hardware but not your software. Hopefully they can get back in on the Nexus program.

  • DavidVarghese

    Compared to my Evo LTE, this has quad core and 1.7gHz, and it apparently plays nice with LTE… I would usually say that it would at least have to have a SD card slot, but with 64 gbs of memory, I’m not complaining.. Some would say that a removable battery is a necessity, but honestly, my Evo has 2000 mAh of power and it lasts 9-13 hours (from heavy to mild use)..
    It’s a nice update for attracting new customers to HTC, but not worthy of an upgrade from current HTC One/Evo LTE owners.

  • agl82

    Never buying anything with a Tegra chipset again, after the Motorola Atrix 4G (non)upgrade debacle!

    • New_Guy777

      Rocking a Transformer Prime with a Tegra that just got official JB. Motorola is just terrible at updates, and US carriers make it even worse.

  • bob

    Beautiful phone and I love sense BUT I burn 6000mAh per day on my Gnex. I have multiple spare batteries charged on a dock and ready to go at a moments notice. This fixed battery garbage will always be a deal breaker for me regardless of how amazing the phone is. If its dead all the specs in the world don’t matter.

    • SiloNova

      Do you spend your life on that phone or something? 6000mAh, and multiple spare batteries? …

  • chuckles87

    I’m done with HTC I loved my g2 that was an amazing device but it ran vanilla android. Now although a mid range device my evo design is the biggest pos ever. Always crashing has to load for on average 10 sec when I press home. I even get errors when receiving texts. I blame it on sence. I can’t wait to get a new phone.

  • AMbro86

    Well the deal breaker on this one is if it’s not going to be on Verizon I’m not going skippety-skip over to AT&T just to get it. I’m an HTC fan though and I loved my DINC. Perhaps Verizon will pull their heads out of their collective *ahem* and just take a CDMA LTE version of this phone without dumbing it down too much like they did with the Droid Incredible LTE when they could have had the One X instead. I mean if Verizon had the One X+ then I’d finally have a real choice between the Razr HD, the Galaxy S3, and the One X+! Now that would be an awesome showdown!