We’ve been drooling over the newly-christened HTC One X (formerly the Endeavor and/or Edge) for months now, due in no small part to its ultra high-end rumored specifications.
The screen was previously rumored to be of the AMOLED variety, but Modaco claims that it’ll be coming in a Super LCD version instead .That seems a little dubious, since the current US flagship the Rezound uses an AMOLED screen. The panel is a massive 4.7 inches and has a full 720p resolution. 32GB of storage space will have to do – there’s no MicroSD card slot at all. On the plus side, HTC has implemented a standard USB Mass Storage mode, in stark contrast to the Galaxy Nexus’ MTP-only file transfer system. The One X runs Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC’s custom Sense UI, now in its 4.0 form.
Elsewhere you get an 8MP 1080p rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, an 1800mAh battery (which may or may not be removable), an NFC chip and FM radio capability. Standard HSPA+ (international version) is complimented with WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4. The reportedly slim body hasn’t got full dimensions yet, but itwill have Nexus One/Galaxy Nexus-style electrical contacts, for easy insertion and charging on a desktop or car dock.
As far as buttons go, the One X will have only the power and volume rocker. Contradicting the leaked photos, HTC will be using virtual navigation buttons, at least according to the leak. Beats Audio and Beats-branded accessories are a given. We’ll almost certainly see the HTC One X/Endeavor/Edge at Mobile World Congress, where HTC has a pre-show event scheduled for February 26th. Android Community will be there to bring you all the news.
The touch-sensitive buttons shown on the old leaked render above have apparently been removed for the production One X, with Ice Cream Sandwich’s on-screen controls taking pride of place instead, and leaving the power and volume keys the only remaining physical buttons. A green/amber notification light and Beats Audio integration are also tipped, with support for an external speaker-bar thanks to pin-contacts. That accessory was leaked earlier this week, along with talk of a Spotify-rivaling streaming music service.
Inside, there’s a Tegra 3 quadcore with 1GB of RAM and at least 32GB of storage space; useful as, like the Galaxy Nexus, the HTC One X isn’t expected to have a microSD card slot. However HTC is believed to have cooked up its own Mass Storage Mode support, not something native to ICS. WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, an FM radio and NFC are also baked in, with support for up to 21Mbps downloads and 5.76Mbps uploads, network depending.