Dopo i tanti rumors che si sono susseguiti nelle ultime settimane, HTC è finalmente uscita allo scoperto, annunciando al mondo il suo nuovo smartphone di punta, l’HTC One X+. Il telefono di fascia alta dell’azienda taiwanese può essere definito come un aggiornamento del One X, pur mantenendo lo stesso form factor del suo attuale top di gamma.Le principali novità riguardano la CPU Tegra 3 AP37, che raggiunge una frenquenza operativa di 1,7GHz, insieme a 64GB di storage interno ed una batteria maggiorata con una capacità di 2100mAh.
Alcune specifiche rimangono invariate rispetto al predecessore: a bordo troviamo 1GB di RAM, un display da 4,7″ SuperLCD2 ed una fotocamera da 8mpixel posteriore con sensore BSI e chip ImageSense di HTC. Un piccolo aggiornamento riguarda la fotocamera frontale, che salta da 1,3 a 1,6mpixel, guadagnando la possibilità di utilizzare ImageSense.
Le novità sul lato software includono la versione di Android 4.1. Jelly Bean, insieme all’ immancabile interfaccia Sense, ora giunta alla versione 4+.
HTC One X+ sarà disponibile in Europa in questo mese, comunicato stampa a seguire (in inglese):
TAIPEI — 2ND OCTOBER, 2012 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC OneTM X+, a refreshed version of its award winning HTC OneTM X smartphone, running the HTC SenseTM 4+ experience on AndroidTM Jelly Bean. The HTC OneTM 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 OneTM X to a new level with the introduction of the new HTC OneTM 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 OneTM X+ LTE version is up to 67% faster than the HTC OneTM X1 LTE, making the HTC OneTM X+ the best rated Android phone on the market. Developed to be lightning fast, the HTC OneTM 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 OneTM 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 OneTM 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 OneTM 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 OneTM 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 OneTM 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.
The HTC OneTM 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 OneTM X+ and HTC OneTM VX. The Android Jelly Bean with HTCTM Sense 4+ update is scheduled to begin rolling out for the HTC OneTM S and HTC OneTM X from October.