HTC One X image leaks and it looks like your typical HTC smartphone on the outside
Not that any other device might actually get its fair share of the spotlight away from the HTC One X. With its 4.7 inch 720p high-end display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of native memory, this device steals the spotlight away from other models. The 8MP camera on back captures video at 1080p, and the front-facing shooter allows you to snap self-portraits and engage in video chat. We probably should take the time to tell you that Android 4.0 is pre-installed with Sense 4.0 running on top of it. What is interesting is that the image appears to show the capacitive Android buttons on the bottom of the phone, which are not necessary to run Ice Cream Sandwich. Additionally, earlier leaks about the device mention that the HTC One X is supposed to be free of those capacitive buttons.
Now that we have what allegedly is a picture of the HTC One X, all we need is the mundane stuff like availability (where, when) and pricing information (how much) and we will probably be finding these things out this Sunday, the day before MWC 2012 opens.
3. ilia1986 (unregistered)
It's not so much that it's boring. It's just that every little thing on the market already has a sense skin, so there isn't really a point into buying an HTC phone.
7. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)
Thanks to golauncher I have not had to look at Sense for over a year on my EVO. A nice ICS theme completed the package and now you would hardly know the difference
2. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
WOW! Nice phone, but I'm wondering if Google will allow this phone to access the market without it running the Holo Theme as mentioned before by Google.
5. mmarceau (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
OEM's don't have to play be the same rules. They can create their UI's however thay want. The holo theme only applies to widget developers as far as I know.
28. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
Per Google, all Android devices running 4.0 ICS have to use the holo theme or not be able to access the market. Google is trying to get a handle on fragmentation and make updates more streamlined across all ICS devices going forward. It's a brilliant idea.
34. idgaf (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
They can have their custom UIs on top f the Holo Theme.
35. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
It has the holo theme, if you have seen videos of sense 3.6/4 you can see that it does have holo in all of it's applications, holo is not a restriction to the look of the UI, its a restriction to the DESIGN of it.
What I'm wondering is what about the apps that still take use of the menu button is ICS and have not updated? will there be no access to menu or is it an optional button that turns on and off when needed
4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Title says it all. I like htcs design but how about something new? How about a phone made of hardwood? Marble? Graphite? Onyx? Carbon fiber? Sheepskin? Cashmere? Pewter even?
Now, those are premium materials.
36. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
Because the large majority of those aren't cheap, aluminium is.
6. windowsRocks (Posts: 147; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
Why can't HTC make a smartphone which will compete with Samsung Galaxy Series.
24. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
They are. This is probably meant to go more head to head with the SGS2 HD and the Note and Galaxy Nexus. You cant compare it against the SGS3 which doesnt have a single official spec or picture. Besides, thats still at least 5-6 months from launch, im sure HTC will bring something else out by then. :) As long as they bring this phone out sooner rather than later they dont have to worry about the SGS3. If they delay this thing until like may/june or so, then they might have to as people will hold off waiting for the SGS3... which would be a bad move.
8. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I already see an error in that render.... there is no menu button :/ no menu + physical keys = disaster
9. bucky (Posts: 1200; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
had the GNEX for a week before returning it. The on screen keys are what u call a disaster-all the do is take up screen real estate for nothing. Like my iphone copy sgs2 home button :D
11. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
well physical keys take real slate anyways, and what I mean is that if that the new menu buttons (Home Back And multi task) are meant for on screen buttons, in case an app uses menu, a menu button will show until the app is adapted to the new ICS theme
13. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
also what you disliked about it? just curious i plan on buying a Gnex anyways but I always love feedback (good or bad) yours is proly the Verizon one
there is a mod I'm looking forward to
maybe Google takes the cue and set something similar on a update (maybe a 'beta' feature user can enable)
22. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I love the on screen keys. Besides, with the latest AOKP rom by pressing the power button you can hide/show them. It's schweet.
27. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
maybe someone implements a swipe gesture to toggle it
30. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
That would be awesome. I just upgraded to Nova Launcher prime so I can now swipe to hide my notification bar... I'm sure they will add it for the nav keys.
10. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
i do believe the button in the bottom right is the menu button proto.
12. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Hope it is.... I'm ok with it if that's menu
15. frustyak (Posts: 101; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)
It must suck working at HTC. You feel like you've been at your desk for hours but you look up at the clock and it's still 10:08.
16. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
LMAO. good one.
if anyone's curious heres the explanation for 10:08
doh! that link gave me a 404 error. in case anyone else gets it:
17. McLTE (Posts: 612; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Love the intro line to this article.. just an image in our minds.. well all the mental images of HTC phones are pretty accurate!
We don't need press released or leaked photos.. we can just imagine the same phone spit out over and over and over and over..
Looks an awful lot like my wife's Rezound! (yawn).
Nice phone.. but I bet it'll be heavy and the design seriously needs a refresh!
18. ahhxd717 (Posts: 297; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
I'm not really sure why people like to say HTC 's designs are always the same and boring, while manufacturers like Samsung and LG really have not differentiated themselves from the pack. their designs are not any more "different" or innovative or whatever you're looking for. I could say Nokia and Motorola have made more innovative designs, but I still don't get all the s**t HTC gets for their design aesthetic.
23. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
i think you should take a good look at the lg prada 3.0, the lg vu, and the enitre "L" series. they are all very "different" from the typical slab. and they are all very different from the "optimus" line of phones.
19. jibraihimi (Posts: 527; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Now HTC seriously needs to hire some new designers for their smartphones, we are becoming bored to se same designs again nd again........ It look like 'S' version of previous HTC devices.......
20. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
The interface looks much better without that stupid HTC signature clock
21. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1442; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I love the Sense clock, not exactly that look of this specific one but any other clock is plain boring
25. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
LG optimus 4x looks waaaaay better, HTC needs some new designer's this stuff is getting boring, and so much about onscreen buttons everyone has been talking about...
26. davelisa3210 (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Personally I love HTC's phones. True, the thunderbolt had some serious issues and I couldn't wait to dump it. But you can't argue there build quality. And HTC sense is in many ways convenient. I have the galaxy Nexus now and it's the best phone I've owned. But I seriously hope HTC has some big in store for Verizon, because I'm all on it, unless Samsung releases the Galaxy 3.
29. JC557 (Posts: 677; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
The HTC design on the Incredible2, Thunderbolt and Rezound are quite comfortable when holding the phone to your ear during a call as there are really no sharp edges. The thickness also.makes he phone easier to hold but the Razr Maxx and Galaxy Nexus do just as well.
The only problem would be the small capacity battery HTC has a habit of including.
31. stinkpinkerton (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Really dude? Those aren't Capacitive buttons they are virtual buttons, They are the same configuration that is show on the G-nex. (Reference the G-nex if incase you heven't actually seen ICS)
32. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
are we really surprised that it looks the same. welcome to HTC...seriously considering the Galaxy Nexus.
33. iAndroid (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
Hello gorgeous, if only you were vanilla. I suppose there is always the Galaxy S III.