Delay for T-Mobile's HTC One X+ as HTC entertains the idea of using a bigger battery

Delay for T-Mobile's HTC One X+ as HTC entertains the idea of using a bigger battery
On Thursday, we passed along to you the word that the HTC One X+ had visited the FCC. This device, already the subject of much speculation, would be the Taiwan manufacturer's new flagship model once it hits the market. While no specific launch date has ever been mentioned, the prior rumors about the phone always revolved around AT&T or T-Mobile. The model that visited the Feds had AT&T's bands on board.

Now, a source for HTCSource is saying that T-Mobile's version of the HTC One X+ could be delayed while at the same time, HTC mulls over the ideas of swapping out the 1800mAh battery expected to be in the new model, and replacing it with a more powerful cell. As we did state on Thursday, the 1800mAh battery for the handset seemed to be light. After all, the potential combination of LTE connectivity and a quad-core processor would require a high capacity battery well in excess of 1800mAh. As an example, the recently announced Motorola DROID RAZR HD is sporting a 2530mAh cell inside the device while the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD has a 3300mAh cell powering the unit.

Originally the HTC One X+ was going to look exactly the same on the outside as the original model with the only difference being a faster quad-core processor. There now are whispers that the new model is a little bit bigger to accommodate a bigger battery. The alleged delay in T-Mobile's version of the phone and the possibility of a battery swap is just a coincidence as there is no specific connection that would tie the delay of the device to a change in battery capacity. The source did have some of the same 411 on the HTC One X+ such as the news that it will launch in 16GB and 32GB models and will have HTC Sense 4.5 running on top of Android 4.1. The new version of Sense is said to contain minor tweaks such as a feature that lets the photo gallery display images from third party apps like Facebook.

With HTC's big event coming next week in New York, we might finally some answers at last about  the HTC One X+.

source: HTCSource via Phandroid

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  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP37, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(12.75h talk time)

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23 Comments

1. King9242

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am waiting on this phone.

2. dejastar

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Tmobile model??? I was holding out for a high-end htc phone to come to T-Mobile but opted for the gs3. NOW the one x+ is coming??? Damn my impatience

3. Hemlocke unregistered

Introducing the T-Mobile HTC One X+ Maxx with 5400 may battery and new asbestos-covered polycarbonate body. Enough power to last all day with a power-hungry Tegra 3, and asbestos to protect your sensitive parts from turbcharger exhaust. No lag!

6. Galen20K

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

that would be a THICK phone lol

13. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

i want a 3300 milliamp battery like razr maxx and an s d card slot if the battery is that big then i wouldn't care that much if it was removable or not

18. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

The buy razr and stop complaining...

4. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Glad for Htc and it's upcoming Htc One X +. People on Tmobile should love this device. Myself I love my pebble blue baby my Galaxy S3 and will be buying the upcoming Galaxy Note 2 on day one of launch. So my future technology device look great i must say.

7. Galen20K

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Richard, you buy a lot of phones lol

20. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Yes I probably purchase 2 top devices every year. Strung out on technology..

22. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

You should click the "Have it" button on all the phones you have so we can see your collection.

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

dont be a fool htc..........make the batterry bigger or at least removable

11. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

"I'm not a knight. I spit on them, and their vows. My brother is a knight. How do you think he rode?" Name that quote...

8. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

aaargh crap wheres that 5 inch phablet htc >:(

9. Deadeye37

Posts: 292; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

While they're putting in that big battery for T-mo's X+, they should put a removable SD slot!

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

indeed........

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yay! Bigger batteries are always welcome (: What will Sense 4.5 bring, Sense 4.1 made it a lot smoother, maybe they remodeled it? Also, what's with the processor, Nvidia AP37? I know the AP40 is supposed to be their A-15 chip, but what is that? The One X has an AP33, so this should be an improvment I guess, along with it's higher clock speed. This new Tegra chip at 1.6 GHz, Sense 4.5, Android 4.1, a bigger battery, and that beloved S-LCD2 display; this thing should be magical.

15. FrostyDanny

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

Make the battery removable and no one will complain simple as that

17. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Not many people like carrying around spare batteries, you know. Also, that would take away the elegant uni-body design the One X is loved for, nobody wants that. Just make it bigger, >2300 mAh should do it.

16. MrWilli5

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

finally htc listens

19. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

What's there to consider? Just do it, HTC. I want to root for you lol. I'd even consider selling my GS3 to switch to a One X+ with a bigger battery.

21. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I'm struggling! Oh these beautiful devices: X+, 8x, L920, note2. Which one, which one!!! As you can see, no iPhone was involved in this struggle. Lolz, kidding.

23. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

What's the big deal with the removable battery complants? Ok so you can carry a spare. That's cool and all but, I don't know anyone who actually does this. I tried it with my EVO 4G and frankly it's not all it's cracked up to be keeping up with an extra battery that you have to charge separately carry around with you and remember to bring. Furthermore, if you take care of you battery you shouldn't have to replace it during its expected life cycle (around 2 years). I battery upgrade on the One X+ sounds awesome but, there is not much of a need for it to be removable.

24. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Wait a min... Sense 4.5??????

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