HTC has officially announced the successor to the original One X that launched back in the spring. There isn’t much new aesthetically with the HTC One X+ as it includes the same 4.7-inch display and form factor as before but internally, things are a bit beefier for sure.
HTC has infused the One X+ with a faster quad-core 1.7GHz Tegra 3 CPU, more storage capacity at 64GB and a larger 2,100mAh battery. The phone will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a modified Sense 4+ overlay. HTC says the 4G LTE speed on this handset is up to 67 percent faster although we are unsure how they measured this. This will reportedly be the first quad-core Tegra 3 phone with LTE in the US.
Sense 4+ includes a number of new software additions such as a Self Portrait mode with face detection for the front-facing camera, a sightseeing mode that allows for one-click photo captures without having to bypass the lock screen and a new Tap and Go feature that lets users link their phone to a Beats Audio speaker by touching the two devices together.
HTC will launch the One X+ in Europe and Northern Asia this month followed by South Asia in November. Pricing wasn’t mentioned in the press release nor do we know exactly when it will be coming to the US. AT&T has, however, said they will be carrying the phone as an exclusive later this year.
In related news, HTC is planning to release Jelly Bean to current One S owners on T-Mobile and One X users with AT&T later this month.