Following numerous rumours and blurry images, the clearest indication yet that we’re soon to see an HTC One X Plus has arrived. An official-looking O2 document has leaked showing the souped up Android phone – along with its very tasty specs.
Of course, the original HTC One X can already be considered one of the best phones of the year. Why change it? Perhaps because sales haven’t been as stellar as HTC might have hoped, in spite of widespread critical acclaim.
HTC’s solution is the HTC One X Plus – a very similar handset that’s been given the digital equivalent of an energy drink and a bit of a pep talk.
As the O2 document reveals (and reported by GSMArena), the HTC One X Plus features a 1.7GHz quad-core CPU – which is up a smidgen from the 1.5GHz original.
A rather more dramatic improvement is the doubling of the HTC One X’s internal storage to 64GB. One of the few (and really quite minor) criticisms of the original phone was its lack of expandable storage, and this goes some way to rendering that even less important.
Aside from these spec bumps, the only other difference we can spot is that the HTC One X Plus will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. A nice feature to have, for sure, but as all signs are pointing to the original HTC One X (pictured below) getting Jelly Bean in October, it’s more a matter of convenience than a massive update.
You still get that awesome 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD 2 screen, as well as the stylish (and slightly Lumia-esque) unibody polycarbonate body, as well as an accomplished 8-megapixel camera.
Interestingly, the O2 document shows the HTC One X Plus as being available for a relatively cheap £480 on Pay As You Go, which suggests that there’ll also be some very decent contract offers in the pipeline.
So, the HTC One X Plus – a subtly improved version of a device we already rated as one of the best around, available for a very reasonable price. Hopefully now some more people will buy it.