There’s good news and bad news for AT&T subscribers. You’re going to be able to get the newly-announced HTC One X. Problem is, the version you’re going to get will be less powerful that the one available outside of the U.S.
One the features HTC touted at the announcement of this smartphone in Barcelona was that this will be one of the first handsets available with a quad-core processor. But there’s a big exception to that — AT&T’s version will not. The Nvidia Tegra 3 chip in the international version does not support AT&T’s 4G LTE service, so it had to be downgraded. The U.S. model will instead have a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU.
Still, it’s not like this version is going to lack in features. It will sport a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 super LCD, and run the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
In addition to LTE, this version of the One X is going to Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. It will include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD memory card slot.
The device will include an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, plus a 1.3 megapixel front-facing one. HTC has been quick to point out that the rear-facing camera will be much faster than the one in the average smartphone, have better than normal light sensitivity, and support taking simultaneous images and video.
AT&T did not say when it will release the HTC One X. It would only promise that pricing will be announced in the coming months.
The device was unveiled at Mobile World Congress, going on now in Barcelona.