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HTC One X+ coming to T-Mobile with 1.7GHz Tegra 3+ processor?

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HTC One X+ coming to T-Mobile with 1.7GHz Tegra 3+ processor?
A few weeks ago, we told you about a leaked screenshot that revealed two new handsets coming to T-Mobile in September. One was the BlackBerry Armstrong and all we know about it is that it is not a BlackBerry 10 flavored device and no, it is not flexible like Stretch Armstrong. The other name listed was the HTC Era 42 which vaguely reminds us of a real estate broker. But the word on the street is that the HTC Era 42 is a top shelf handset, a variant of the flagship HTC One X called the HTC One X +. The plus next to the name indicates that this will be powered by the new quad-core Tegra 3+ processor which will be clocked at 1.7GHz for this model.

The HTC One X

The HTC One X

While this is all speculation for now, the puzzle pieces are falling in place. Earlier this month, we told you about another mystery phone that showed up on the GLBenchmark site with a code name that had us calling it a sequel to the HTC One X. This device was running with a 1.7GHz processor that some reports were tagging as a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3. And while there were some hints that this device would launch via AT&T, nothing on GLBenchmark is chiseled into stone. Considering that the HTC One X is still a youngster, it makes more sense to believe that the device on GLBenchmarks was the HTC One X+ for T-Mobile.

Back in February is when speculation started about a variant of the HTC One X for T-Mobile. Because T-Mobile is not yet offering LTE service, any model of the phone for the nation's fourth largest carrier can offer a quad-core processor unlike the HTC One X for AT&T which has to use the dual-core Qualcomm Sanapdragon S4 because of the lack of integration between quad-core processors and LTE connectivity.

source: TmoNews

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posted on 25 Jul 2012, 12:16 3

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Is this their strategy all along? lol Well to be frank, even thought the Tegra 3 is very efficient, as well as ICS/JB, this will need a 2,500+ Milliamp battery...

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:36

26. erikiksaz (Posts: 170; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)

Agreed, no bigger battery = no care.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 17:21

43. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

Bigger battery in the same size foot print or smaller = awesome!

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 20:39

47. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

battery size doesn't actually say how well battery will perform iphone only has 1430Mah an performs great

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 23:54

54. Schuler2828 (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

Yeah but it runs apps, Sense I think is the most complicated software there's is constantly running live themes and etc. Therefore you need a bigger battery take out the software and put something that takes less ram and you will have a better battery life.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 12:27 3

2. MeoCao (unregistered)

HTC should learn from SG3 to have removable battery and memory expansion slot, and JB is a must.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:07 2

16. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

okay, let me use your own example to argue the point
a lot of food has a shelf life of days, especially once its opened
the term of use is extremely short
i wouldn't be angry if they released new food a coulpe of days into my purchased food because i am going to have to buy more food in a day or two anyways
it is totally differnet if i buy a "flagship" device where the term of use is twenty-four months
to have them release the same phone but better as a new replacement flagship four or five months into the life cycle
leaving me with an effecitvely discounted phone for over a year and a half
this is exactly the problem lumia 900 owners are having if you want to deny it's a problem

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:25

23. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Not a problem.

You bought a phone for let's say - 800$ (unlocked). let's say that this phone indeed has a "term of use" for 24 months (which is BS of course since the phone can function as long as it's functional, but let's ignore this fact for now). Let's say that after 6 months a new - better phone comes in - which also costs 800$.

Now - after 6 months - your phone has the effective value of about 18/24*800 = 600$ since 6 months have passed. If you were to sell it - you'd probably sell it for 600$ - because you paid 200$ for the 6 months you've been using it. Now, if you want to buy the new 800$ phone - which also has let's say a "term of use" of 24 months - you'd have to pay 800$ - to get another 24 months.

So in total - you're paying 800 - 600 + 800 = 1000$ for 30 months of usage.

In other words - your phone started decreasing in value the moment you bought it. If new phones were released every 2 years - at the end of the 2 years - the value of your phone is effectively close to 0 according to the logic you set in your post.

Of course - this is a very rough example - and you could buy a 750$ phone which would be be worth more than a 900$ phone even after a year - and thus you have to conduct a careful market research, and always know what's coming ahead. A person who bought let's say the SGS2 when it came out for 750$ earned much more than the one who bought the Droid Bionic for the same price (for example).

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 12:30 1

3. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

okay, this is probably my biggest complaint against android
didn't htc release their "flagship" like only a few months ago?
i would be pissed if i paid two or three hundred for a flagship device
only to have the company undercut me four months later with a better device

i think it's a bigger problem because it isn't even a constant process
it feels like a one two punch kind of a deal
htc with the one x and motorola with the droid razrs relased phones and then quickly updated them
just make it awesome the first time around like the sg3, geez

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 12:41 2

4. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

by the time it gets out to t-mobile, it will probably be 9-12 mnths removed from the last HTC model.
Honestly, it does not bother me because these companies need to produce multiple models for money.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 12:42 2

5. Galen20K (Posts: 545; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

technically it is still basically the same Flagship phone they've already release albeit slightly upgraded, but at its heart still the same phone. having said that I'm excited about that even tho I've already bought and love my 32GB Galaxy S III Pebble blue. Always room for new tech!

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 12:48 1

7. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)

This is the reason I can't buy andriod phones anymore, they literally release a better phone every month or weeks. They need to slow down.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 12:51 7

8. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Are you going to stop buying food because every day they update the store with food with longer shelf life compared to what you got yesterday? No? I didn't think any different..

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 12:57 8

10. Galen20K (Posts: 545; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

Exactly! I have my Galaxy S III and I absolutely love it. Will it always be the top end smart phone on the market forever? no. Will it make my phone any less spectacular once something new and slightly better come out? absolutely not, I will still love it just the same. - )

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:02 2

11. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Actually, 2012 has been quite a quiet year for flagship phones and at least at lot more sensible since 2011. Now we all know Samsung has 2 flagships a year, the Note and the Galaxy S Series, besides the note 2 what other high end device has Samsung actually announced since May 3rd excluding tablets, I'm struggling. no doubt all of their advertising and sponsorships have solely been focused on the S3 and S3 alone, no other phone yet from Samsung which has bettered it. But it's a once a year phone like Apple, only difference is that Samsung has the Note series which is also once a year.

HTC has the one series, this is just a different version of the One X but effectively the same phone. I ask you, what other High end quad core phone has HTC announced since showing this at MWC, what other week or month did they OFFICIALLY announce a 1.6 ghz superphone that has rendered their one x obsolete since February, exactly, it's been 6 months and no sign of this talk about phones getting released every week, it's more like every six to eight months for high end and one-two months for budget handsets . Remember, a better version may be for international markets but it is without a doubt, still the same phone. What will break this steady release however is the introduction of 5 nexus phones which will complicate things.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:03 1

13. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

it's not that i want it to be the top forever
its like buying a car that gets 60mpg and goes 0-60 in 6 seconds only to have them release a new version of the same car at the same price that gets 120mpg and does 0-60 in 4 seconds

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:06 5

15. ilia1986 (unregistered)

First of all - that new car isn't going to go to 120mpg. Maybe to 62 when it's a REALLY huge hardware improvement over the last model. Is the Note 2 going to be faster than the SGS3? Yes. Twice as fast? Definitely not.

Second of all - that happens all the time. New stuff keeps coming up. The wise man does his research and makes his bet on the product which gets him the most bang for his buck.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:20

19. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

okay, i used exaggeration for emphasis
but that is what this is
this is not a .2ghz bump, this is a significant update that could include things other than just the processor
yes, new phones are coming out all the time
but the note and the sg3 are not competitors...
oh my gosh, samsung is copying apple. they've been leaving clues, i just had an epiphany sg3 backwards is...3gs. haha, weird i'm joking! i'm joking geez, it was just a random thought
anyhow, i would not be pissed if i bought the sg3 and the note 2 came out
it is a completely differnt phone
i would be hella pissed if they came out with the sg3+ or something because it is identical to my phone, it is just better
it is replacing my phone
this is why it is a problem

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:20

20. flamemee (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

You're looking at this from your own selfish point-of-view. People are rolling off their contracts all the time that are not in the same schedule as you. When that happens, most people would want to buy an up-to-date device right away. They don't want to have to make a choice whether to buy a 6-month old device or wait another 6-months for the next model. Get it?

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:22

21. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

yes, that is great
but are you telling me you wouldn't be the least bit disappointed if samsung announces the samsung galaxy IIIs next week with advanced features and capabilities?

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:34 2

25. ilia1986 (unregistered)

If you had the SGS3 - and DID your research - and KNEW the specs of the SGS3s and - and concluded that the SGS3 has more bang for your buck - then no.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:45

28. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

did the owners of the one x or the droid razr have any way to know about the next two phones
or the gs2 skyrocket surplanting the gs2 in a couple months?
that is when it smarts
all technology gets obsoleted
but as a geek i like that new technology feel and this feels kind of unfair

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:47

29. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

i'm talkign contractually here
on contract you can't just sell it and walk away without penalties
also, i use my phones for a long period of time
my current phone turns three this year
if they are shoving a two year contract down my throat, i would expect a good six months grace period to enjoy my phone as the top of the line for the company i purchased from (if i did indeed buy it when it first came out)
i am not talking about people who buy the iphone 4s in a month
i'm talking about people who buy the iphone 5 in three

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:50

30. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

see, but it works fine with iphone
there is not need to make a new phone with a half better processor and more ram and a higher quality screen every few months
the iphone does it once a year and they control the content market essentially
so even with the 1.5ghz quad cores and 2 gbs of ram
infinity blade, shadow gun, rage, etc. were all designed to work on an 800mhz dual core with .5gb of ram
and they work fine quite frankly
so what is the point of taking away the new phone feeling so quickly because everyone needs an up-to-date device right away to play the content that is definately not advancing as fast as processor speeds and ram are increasing

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:52

31. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Yes. The specs of both of them were known before their launch.

You DO get robbed of that feeling that your device is the best of everything else out there after a few months - but feelings do not cost money.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:57

32. ilia1986 (unregistered)

I dunno how contracting in the US goes. Here in Israel - no matter where you buy your phone - it's unlocked - and you can sell it on day 1.

If this is an issue in the US system - you wouldn't expect all the manufacturers just band together and say "Hey hold on a bit - we can't release that phone yet because of the stupid absurd US contracting system. Let's wait 24 months because little Johny just signed a contract with some US carrier and he would be very disappointed if we ship the phone now.", now, would you?

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 13:58

33. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

wow, that reflects brilliantly on samsung's perspective of me as a customer
i haven't picked a new smartphone yet
but at least apple wines and dines you before they...

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 14:00

34. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

in the us you can get most high end smartphones between two and three hundred dollars if you buy them on a contract
and we tend to get some of them earlier, which is why you have the mistaken notion that people would know about the upcoming phones, especially with motorola

i am not asking them to wait two years for me
i'm just saying give me six months
don't undercut me three months into my contract with the latest and greatest when there is no reason to

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 14:02 1

35. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Most of the time - the benefit is insignificant. And again - if you plan ahead - you know what to buy, and when.

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 14:07

36. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Well as far as I know - you guys actually get top end phones last. Except for the diephone, that is. HTC one X, SGS3, SGS2, SG Note all came to Europe first - and then to you. And if the Europeans know how to do their research - so should you.

As for contracts - if you are bound to a contract and can't resell your phone - well - that's the price you pay for having top phones for 200 - 300$. Just so you know - here top phones cost about 1,000$!

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