There's good news for T-Mobile customers who have been hoping to get their hands on HTC's flagship smartphone: the HTC One X+ will reported be introduced by this carrier in the fall.
HTC has pinned much of its hopes on turning around its recent reversals on the One series, but so far has not had tremendous success getting the One X, One S, and One V into wide availability. At present, the only U.S. carrier offering the One X is AT&T. But that will change in a couple of months, if published reports turn out to be correct and T-Mobile introduce this device on September 26.
Quad Core, Not Dual Core
T-Mobile's version of this Android smartphone will supposedly be superior to AT&T's on one respect -- it will sport a quad-core 1.7 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3+ processor. The AT&T version has a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU because the NVIDIA chip doesn't support 4G LTE. T-Mobile doesn't yet have an LTE network, so it can use the faster option. The name of the Tegra 3+ is allegedly why this device will be called the HTC One X+.
It's also possible T-Mobile's version will debut running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. AT&T's version currently has version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), though an upgrade is in development.
Aside from these changes, the One X+ is expected to be virtually identical to the already-available one. That means it will include a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 super LCD. It will likely have 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD memory card slot.
Other features could include support for T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, plus an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing one.
T-Mobile already offers the HTC One S, which sells for $200. It has a slightly smaller display than the One X, and has a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
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