Yet another phone announced ahead of MWC. HTC has revealed the One X, formally know as HTC Edge or HTC Endevor. The One X will be one of the many quad-core phones being introduced at the mobile convention. The name One X seems to the one everyone is calling this multi-core smartphone and there is no word on if it will have different aliases for regions. How will One X compete with the X3, LG version of a quad-core phone.
All reports point to the idea that the One X will be powered by NVIDIA's Tegre 3, a 1.5 GHz processor that hosts four ARM Cortex A9 cores. With the added speed, the benefits of multitasking and hardcore apps/games will a more enjoyable experience. Furthermore, four cores running applications can be more power efficient than one core doing the same work thus battery consumption could be improved. My previous skepticism for quad-core phones are slowly fading.
The rest of the specs for the One X looks pretty solid. The quad-core processor will be supported by 1 GB RAM and will be stocked with a standard 32 GB storage. There will not be a microSD port which is a little disappointing. We should expect to see a 8 mega-pixel rear-facing camera as well as 1.3 mega-pixel front facing camera for video calls. The primary camera will also be able to capture full HD 1080p videos and also record from stereo microphones. The One X display is 4.7-inch HD screen that has been rumored as a next-generation optically-laminated 720p display.
Overall, the One X will be a great addition to the HTC mobile line. Jumping ahead of the pack in quad-core smartphones is definitely an advantage. Expect the One X to compete with the high end ultra-performing smartphones. Now let's get the apps/games developers to take advantage of the technology.
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HTC One X Release Date: TBA
HTC One X Price: TBA