HTC One X rumored with on-screen buttons only, more specs leak

HTC One X rumored with on-screen buttons only, more specs leak
HTC One X, formerly known as the HTC Endeavor, is shaping up to be one Android Ice Cream Sandwich device worth its salt. The latest spill about it says that it won't have any hardware buttons but the power/lock and the volume keys on the sides, taking advantage of the onscreen buttons opportunity that came with ICS. 

In the first leaked render below it seemed that the device has capacitive buttons under the display, but in the recently leaked ROM from the HTC One X it was with "soft" back and home buttons strip at the top, so if the above rumor is true - whew, we thought no manufacturer outside the Nexus line will be brave enough to risk it with virtual buttons only!

It is also said to be very thin, at 0.35" (8.8mm), without compromising HTC's sturdy looks and tank-like build quality, and feature the staple amber/green LED notification light. 

The rest of the specs are what you can expect from the first flagships for the year - 4.7" HD display with the Super LCD-2 tech and optical lamination, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP camera with BSI sensor and 1.3MP front-facer. 

We are a little worried about the 1800mAh battery powering such a monster for long hours, but let's not prejudge. The phone is, after all, rumored to be already on order by 20+ carriers, so there must be something enticing in it for sure.

Another interesting decision is to leave out the microSD slot and hop directly to 32GB of internal storage. Does that mean a Google Drive launch is imminent? We'll see, but the 32GB are accessible in mass memory mode, which is great. Also, the HTC One X is to come with a microSIM slot as is increasingly becoming the trend, and 21Mbps HSPA+ radio.

As for accessories, the phone will be fully Beats Audio branded, and feature a 5-pin dock connector for a rumored speaker dock, and also a Bluetooth speaker bar is said to be unveiled. These are maybe a sign that HTC indeed plans to launch its own music streaming service, in cooperation with Beats Audio's Jimmy Iovine, and is equipping its flagship handset now in sync with its quality sound status.

We are most excited about the onscreen button configuration, though, meaning that the handset might have crammed a 4.7-incher in a body reserved for 4.3" phones, and that was precisely the point. But let's see what gets unveiled at MWC, we can't wait to handle the dimensions and see if the HTC One X will be the first truly Android ICS phone, virtual buttons and all.

source: MoDaCo

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One X AT&T
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.50h talk time)



1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Wow. This is pretty exciting. Although it doesn't sound like this will come to Verizon. I can only dream... The only thing I don't like about the Nexus is the build quality and HTC always nails that.

2. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

How isn't the galaxy nexus the first true Android ICS phone? Samsung and Google were brave enough to risk it with virtual buttons only...

4. chris23

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

"we thought no manufacturer outside the Nexus line will be brave enough to risk it with virtual buttons only!"

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i believe they meant other than the Nexus. the Nexus set the trend and this is the first phone to follow suit.

12. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

that is what they meant, and since they posted the article, they have changed the wording. It originally said that this would be the first true ICS phone, as if the galaxy nexus wasn't. and they completely disregarded samsung when they said that finally a company would dare to risk it with only virtual buttons. They've edited the article. thank you PA And since you guys have already edited, you should have used *would instead of will in "whew, we thought no manufacturer outside the Nexus line will be brave enough to risk it with virtual buttons only!"

3. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

1800 sorry, won't risk it specially with a Tegra 3 and 720P screen... Also, it will be more expensive because of the beats inside...

7. SleepingOz unregistered

crappy beats

5. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

1800mAh? Holy crap, did HTC learn nothing last year? I'll pass, thanks. I don't doubt the efficency of quad-core sets, but Tegra 3, Sense UI, and HSPA+ will kill that thing in mere hours.

6. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

One-X has 20 % more battery than my Sensation, Š¢egra 3 has better battery life than Snapdragon 8660, Sense UI 4.0 is lighter than 3.0, and HSPA+is not that power hungry like LTE, that runs on separate radio. Anyway, 1800 mah is still low, but nothing to worry - we all know, the night is for charging...

9. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I manage to make my Inspire 4G last until I get back home from commuting (about 10~11hrs on battery, mostly listening to music), and this phone has only a 1230mAh battery... It's really disappointing how HTC has been a poor competitor with battery life and screen display in the past. Hopefully HTC has learned a lot from history are really making big strides to be a great competitor once again, I really love the concept of their phones though, can not complain.

8. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

so no microSD slot? Oh well, I guess a larger internal storage really makes the manufacturers "sacrifice" some features. I could always go for a some microSD slot and place a 32GB microSDHC card, but if there is going to be 32GB of internal mermory, I guess that is better having only 16GB of internal memory and no microSD slot. We will just see how the actually phone comes out to be, better live up to the hype, and beyond!

10. Stinger2U

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

If the leaked pics are true then this phone looks beautiful in this color. I don't get those people who complain about the absence of AMOLED display. Super LCD always looked great (the good panels - not those cheap ones), and it featured more realistic colors than amoled. I mean, AMOLED looks great, but it shouldn't be a deal breaker. And what annoys me the most is constant comments about 1GB of RAM not being enough for a high end phone.... I mean...WHAT? I can't think of any application or combination of applications that would use 1 GB of RAM...and I AM thinking about realistic real world usage. Why would you want 1.5GB of RAM (or more) when there is nothing out there that could use that much memory. Hell, a Windows 7 PC (a full fleged PC) works just fine with 1 GB of RAM (not including heavy gaming). To me it looks like a lot of people are comparing these announced phones with an imagined Galaxy S3 (which we know nothing about) with 1.5GB of RAM, Super Duper Ultra Cool Amoled HD, quad Core Exynos that eats tegra for lunch and a crap load of other stuff. Oohh... and I haven't touched the pixel density stuff yet... WTF? WTF WTF? That pretty much sums it up. I actually read a comment about this phone that said:" 4.7" screen and HD resolution - too low pixel density for me - not buying this HTC crap". Come on guys be realistic. Everything over 180 ppi looks great and there is almost no way in hell that your eyes will notice anything "blocky" on the screen.

13. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

More RAM = More updates in the future... But I guess 1 GB of RAM is enough for now.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

your missing the point. more ram isnt just for better gaming, its for better system performance. if you want higher resolution everything and bigger screens, you need more ram. 1gig of ram is very LOW for what the phone is supposed to represent. Last years SGS2 had 1 gig of ram without the high rez screen. if you want high rez + good multitasking + no chopiness + future proof for the eventual games that will take advantage of quadcore and updates to say.. jellybean.. then u want more than 1ghz ram. BTW, if your running a windows7 set up with 1gig of ram, the resolution of the screen isnt even going to be the same as this phone, its going to be LOWER because the system cant handle it. youd be looking at an 800x600 or 1024/768 (adjust for widescreen if you want) at the very most.

14. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

That's right...bring it!... or something similar to Verizon and I will be waiting.

15. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

A bit light on the RAM but the product is nice overall. ATRIX 3 is a big thereat for this 1

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

"without compromising HTC's sturdy looks and tank-like build quality" AKA way to darn heavy in the pocket.

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