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Well, the long-awaited (and rumored) HTC One X+ is official. HTC took the wraps off this not-so-secret handset earlier this morning, stating that it would be available in several different regions. Now, AT&T has announced that it will be the exclusive carrier of the device here in the US, and it will hit stores "in the coming months."

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For those who may not have caught the news this morning, the One X+ is essentially the same as its predecessor on the outside, but is an entirely different beast on the inside:

  • 4.7" 1280x720 display
  • 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 8MP rear shooter, 1.6MP front camera
  • LTE
  • 2100mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 with Sense 4+

Also announced by AT&T today is the HTC One VX, a nice mid-range smartphone with decent specs:

  • 4.5" qHD Super LCD2
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB storage, microSD card slot
  • 5MP rear shooter, VGA front camera
  • Android 4.0 (will be upgraded to 4.1 "shortly after launch")

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Much like the One X+, there's no certain date when the VX will be released. Pricing info wasn't released for either handset.

AT&T OFFERS NEW HTC SMARTPHONES FOR EVERY “ONE” THIS FALL

Announces Two New Exclusive Smartphones from HTC One Series, Shares Additional Details on New Windows Phone 8X by HTC

DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2012 – AT&T* announced today that its growing 4G LTE smartphone portfolio will soon welcome three new devices from HTC® – the HTC One™ X+, HTC One VX and the Windows® Phone 8X by HTC®.

Powered by the nation’s largest 4G network, all three HTC devices will access the AT&T 4G LTE network and are equipped with enhanced audio and video features, making it easier-and faster – for customers to stay connected and entertained while on the go.

New HTC One™ Devices Coming Soon

AT&T, the exclusive provider of the HTC One X, will add two more exclusive devices from the popular HTC One series – the HTC One X+ and the HTC One VX.

The HTC One X+ will be the first smartphone in the U.S. to feature HTC Sense 4+ and among the first smartphones for AT&T customers to operate on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) platform. HTC One X+ combines superior performance, longer battery life and more internalstorage with the iconic design of the original HTC One X, now in an exclusive carbon black finish. It will be the first AT&T smartphone to combine Android 4.1 and a quad-core processor.

A 1.7 GHz Tegra 3 NVIDIA quad-core processor plus a battery-saving fifth core will give customers a unique “4 + 1″ capability to save power using one core for everyday use and kicks into full quad-core mode for demanding apps, like video and gaming.

The HTC One X+ has a 4.7-inch, 720p HD screen and features a predictive-touch keyboard as well as voice recognition. The device also builds on the impressive 8 megapixel rear-facing HD camera of the HTC One X that can quickly auto-focus and zero in on a subject. Perfect for still shots or video, the HTC One X+ integrates the HTC ImageChip which reduces noise, removes color bias and enhances the overall picture quality and 64GB of internal memory is packed into the smartphone to store more high quality photos and video, music, movies and apps.

The HTC One VX is ideal for those looking for an affordable Androidsmartphone and a premium experience. The HTC One VX sports one of the slimmest unibody form factors in the industry at just 9.19 millimeters thin. The 4.5-inch display is laminated with scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass which aids in durability and reduces light reflection. A 5-megapixel camera, which goes from lock screen to shooting photos in under a second, offers continuous shooting at 4 frames per second. For those that can’t quite decide whether they want to capture the moment in pictures or video, taking a still from a video with Video Pic™.

Windows Phone 8X by HTC to Arrive in November

The new Windows Phone 8X by HTC will be the first-ever Windows Phone smartphone with built-in Beats Audio™ technology. Beats Audio By Dre delivers authentic, studio-quality sound and the unique audio amplifier powering the3.5mm audio jack and speaker boosts the signal for even better sound for music, video and even gaming, so you actually hear the music as it was intended. The 4.3-inch 720p HD display and 8 megapixel rear-facing camera allows you to capture and view great photos and video-even in low light.

“We have a long tradition of offering the best of HTC’s world-class products,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices and Developer Services, AT&T. “A quad-core One X+, the awesome One VX and the exciting Windows Phone 8X by HTC mean that our customers will have the best selection of HTC smartphones this season.”

“The HTC One X has been hailed as the best phone we have ever made, so our best smartphone just go better with the HTC One X+,” said Mike Woodward, president of North America, HTC. “And the family of HTC products at AT&T is expanding to give consumers more choice. Whether they want the latest Android smartphone or the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC, we give consumers an incredible camera, Beats Audio and lust-worth design in all our devices.”

Imaging, Audio and HTC Sense 4+
The HTC One series set a new standard for imaging with a camera that boasts amazing capabilities with VideoPic, the ability to take still photos and shoot videos at the same time, and one-press Continuous Shooting and better quality images in low light environments.

The HTC One X+ improves on the camera capabilities of its predecessor** with a series of intelligent features powered by HTC Sense 4+. The new Auto Portrait mode on the front camera helps you capture high quality photos by intuitively detecting the human face at various angles. Sightseeing mode makes sure you’ll always be ready to capture the moment, as only one touch of the power button bypasses the lockscreen and launches directly into camera mode. And two new ways to view photos and videos in the gallery allow you to display albums according to when or where they were taken.

Exclusively available on HTC smartphones including the HTC One X+, HTC One X and HTC One VX, Beats AudioTM provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording, from crisper vocals and deeper bass to more immersive gaming effects and video. The HTC One X+ also makes it easier to listen to music out loud, and through Sense 4+, introduces a new Tap and Go function,which allows you to connect the phone and your music to Beats speakers’ when you tap them together***. To disconnect, it is just another quick tap on the speaker again.

The HTC One VX will run HTC Sense 4 with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. In the future, the original HTC One X and HTC One VX will be upgraded to HTC Sense 4+ with Android Jelly Bean andwill include the improved camera capabilities and new Tap and Go function found in the HTC One X+.

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network****, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.

AT&T customers can find the Windows Phone 8X by HTC in AT&T retail stores and online in November. The HTC One X+ and HTC One VX will be available in the coming months. More information about AT&T’s smartphone lineup is available http://www.att.com/wireless.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • DennisHeffernan

    Hmmm...going to be buying a phone (off-contract, no less) soon to replace my now-orphaned Atrix...had my sights set on the Galaxy Note 2 but One X+ has Tegra....

    • leoingle

      And?

      • got runs?

        Then?

        • DENNISLMAO

          LAWL

      • DennisHeffernan

        And I see a lot of apps that say things like "enhanced for Tegra devices" and not too many that say "enhanced for Exynos devices". So, something to think about between the two. I'm still leaning towards the Note 2 but things like price and availability will be factors. I'm also mindful of the supposedly-imminent announcement of one or more new Nexus phones. Lots to consider.

      • cward94

        Maybe he cares more about being able to run games smoother then running his phone fast? They're both good chips, my Nexus 7 is fast as can be and has a Tegra3 chip. Just sayin

        • leoingle

          And maybe some people post on old news

  • Asjad Hasan

    How come a Tegra chip has LTE? Am I missing something here?

    • Matthew Fry

      It has a separate qualcomm chip as stated in the first HTC One X+ article:
      "What's especially interesting is that according to Anandtech, the LTE variant of the One X+ will actually be running on the same Tegra 3 quad-core chip, thanks to the Qualcomm MDM9215 baseband modem. This is, of course, a stark difference compared to the LTE-enabled One X which HTC was forced to move to a dual-core Snapdragon S4 due to compatibility issues. Samsungfigured out its LTE compatibility problems with the arrival of the Note II as well, so I'm really glad this LTE baseband mess is finally behind us."

  • hinds

    At&t just outed 3 magnificent devices this wk! They have a stacked lineup for this fall!

  • moelsen8

    VX upgraded to 4.1 "shortly after launch" hahahaha.. i love that.

  • Matt

    my HTC One S went to go cry in the corner

  • Kamil Romański

    So... This One X+ is just a international version of One X available in the US, right? I'm not a fan of Tegra chip... I don't know if there is anything to be excited about. IMHO S4 behaves much better IRL.

  • Robert Jakiel

    HTC will never learn. This exclusivity shit is why they are down on the profits. AT&T can't move enough of these to make a difference just like VZW is supposedly getting the DIX. Which again they cannot move enough of to be worth a damned. HTC should have released the DIX and HTC One X+ across all carriers like the Samsung did with the GS3 and gave everyone the choice between two high end handsets. Instead they are shooting themselves in the foot. Here's hoping the new Nexus is indeed based on the Optimus G. If it is then I am all in.

    • leoingle

      agree with you 200% on everything except the last sentence.

      • Robert Jakiel

        I am happy with my G2X. Granted the software support from LG is atrocious but the hardware and build is really pretty good. The device is fast and responsive as well. Running the latest stock ROM and rooted w/ V6 supercharger tweaks and this thing really is a pleasure to use. Battery life is very good too. The Optimus G if it is indeed the base for the next Nexus will be fine by me seeing that it will have cutting edge hardware PLUS software support from Google instead of LG which makes it all the better.

    • cward94

      Ya know, I'm on AT&T and constantly ask the same thing about exclusivity (you guys get the razr maxx), then i found out that with the way Verizon has their network every manufacturer who makes phones for them have to have dual sim capabilities (aka an extra radio in the phone) therefore driving up production cost for the phone, it's just cheaper on HTC i guess. or maybe Verizon isn't requesting the flagship phones like they should. Honestly, the high end androids are all on Verizon, AT&T has next to none

  • L boogie

    isnt this phone also suppose to come to T-mobile, or did those plans get scrapped? btw, how come Htc just didnt do this first time around? just seems like there's more questions based on this announcement and once again, Htc goes exclusive rather than distribute to other carriers so cant complain about possible losses if the device doesn't meet their sales expectations wonderful as this phone is

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001482286220 Karan Ocs

    it's more beautiful than international ONE X +!!
    What is that logo in that 1st picture is that NT2 that i saw in sony smart tags !
    is that the 2nd generation of NFC!?

  • http://twitter.com/GitMuny Ciroc Obama

    HTC. What are you doing? HTC. Stahp.
    Not to use that tired joke but really I thought the whole point of the 'One' line was that it was simplified? Also, if they were gonna come out with a quad core one x variant, why wouldn't it be an s4 pro? Seems more lucrative to me at least, but both are overkill anyway, but I am never one to turn down a spec bump.

  • Christopher Theofilaktos

    Will the VX be GSM or will there be a GSM version?