Improved HTC One X+ Announced

Following a leak at the beginning of this week, HTC has officially announced the One X+ Android smartphone, an improved version of its One X flagship with a host of interesting upgrades.

As if the One X’s 1.5GHz Tegra 3 chip wasn’t quick enough, the standout new component inside the One X+ is a 1.7Ghz Tegra 3. HTC say this change means the One X+ is 67% faster than the standard One X, although it doesn’t elaborate on how it arrives at this figure, or where the gains will be noticed the most.

It’s still accompanied by 1GB of RAM, but the 32GB of internal storage has been boosted to 64GB, which should make up for the lack of a microSD card slot. The other important hardware upgrade is a new, larger battery. The 1800mAh cell from the One X has been replaced by a 2100mAh battery, which HTC claim provides another 6 hours of talk time.

Also on the upgrade list is the forward facing camera, which has been boosted from 1.3 megapixels to 1.6 megapixels. The 4.7-inch, 720p screen and 8 megapixel camera, as well as the phone’s design, remain unchanged.

There’s good news on the software front too, as the One X+ will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, plus an updated version of Sense named Sense+. Jelly Bean brings some interesting new features such as Google Now and improved fluidity, and Sense 4+ adds a quick launch system for the primary camera and a portrait mode for the forward facing camera.

HTC has taken the opportunity to confirm that Android 4.1 and Sense 4+ will be coming to the One X and the One S too, and that it’s set for release later this month.

The One X+ will go on sale in the UK and Europe this month too, but prices have yet to be announced.

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