New picture of HTC One X confirms capacitive Android buttons

New picture of HTC One X confirms capacitive Android buttons
Just yesterday we showed you an image of the HTC One X, the NVIDIA Tegra 3 packin' smartphone expected to be introduced the day before MWC opens on Monday. Some were surprised by the capacitive Android buttons on the bottom of the device since it is expected to launch with Android 4.0. Pictures of the device snagged by IT Pro Portal seem to confirm that the buttons are there. The photos show a sleek design for the quad-core powered phone and the HTC One X is expected to have a micro SD slot under the battery cover.

Another snapshot shows the HTC One X next to another model that should be introduced at HTC's press event. This is the HTC One S. Unlike the massive 4.7 inch 720p on the former, the latter has a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display. Both models will have Android 4.0 at launch and Sense 4.0 running on top.

source: ITProPortal via SlashGear

Related phones

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)
One S
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1650 mAh(7.00h talk time)



1. leftheodo

Posts: 108; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

It looks like a 4.3 inch display like the sensation! Nice looking phone!

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Yeah PhoneDog is saying that this looks very similar to the HTC Sensation, so this actually could just be the HTC Ville and not the One X.

22. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

it also looks the EXACT same as the phone shown in the video showing the alleged HTC One S, I dont think this is the One least I hope it isn't.

26. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Yeah, plus I know they said the device was going to be slim, but the estimates was that it would be about 10 mm thick and this device looks too thin to be that.

29. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

I dont think its going to be 10, it looks smaller than that. Compare the size to the person's fingers. and my desire is almost as wide as my finger (pretty big hands) that phone looks to be quite a bit thinner

2. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

I like it

3. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

Bummer. 4.7" display without soft buttons should be a huge phone. I doubt the screen is 4.7" though if that picture has it beside a phone with a 4.3" display. They don't look much different. How does ICS deal with legacy apps when the phone has no menu button. Typically on ICS, it puts the menu icon on the right of the soft buttons for legacy and on the menu bar on the top when the app is formatted correctly. Where would the menu/overflow button go??? I'm bummed the search button is gone too.

4. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Typical HTC design, what is their obsession with grey and dark grey. All their devices are starting to look exactly alike, these two look like Thunderbolt and the Nexus One with different screen sizes. HTC would do better to have same type of home buttons like the Galaxy Nexus, makes for less moving parts. One question, just how big are these phones going to get? That massive Galaxy Note is a behemoth, how on earth can you use that as a phone? I'm not a small guy but even for me that is a bit on the excessive side of things. Phones are getting a bit large, I have a Droid X and that is 4.3" screen size, the screen could be bigger without making the body much larger than it already is. I can reach to the corner of my phone screen using one hand but it's uncomfortable to do so. That is how I determine when a phone is big enough, if I can't use it with one hand anymore then it's to damn big.

18. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Because grey is the color that is produced as a result of anodizing aluminum? And plastic is usually black? If you want, you can get different colors, but dying means that the colors WILL come off from use, and it does look ugly. Plastic should be possible to dye without this issue, but metal doesn't work that way. Oh, and I have no idea why you're complaining about capacitive buttons having moving parts, because they work just like the touch screen does, there is no physical switch to deal with. These phones are not going to get bigger than 4.7 inches. I'd say that 4.3 and 4.5 inch formfactors will be the de facto standard for phones, and with the Galaxy Nexus the on screen buttons reduce the overall size of the phone, so it's basically the same as a Droid RAZR or any other 4.3 inch phone with capacitive buttons. The Galaxy Note is something completely different and is more of a PMP/mini-tablet than a phone. Basically, don't expect phones to get much bigger. The limit is ergonomics, battery life, and pocketability. The OneX is different, because it's the functional successor to the Sensation XL, which is meant to be big, and more in line with a niche device like the Galaxy Note. The OneS is Sensation's replacement, and is of reasonable size. I do find it just a bit sad that they didn't go with a 720p panel for the OneS, but seeing as how everyone cries out for a super-saturated AMOLED display, the only place to go to is Samsung, and Samsung is never going to let a competitor get access to it's latest and greatest OLED panels.

30. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

FYI... the Galaxy Nexus is much bigger than a normal 4.3" phone w/capacitive buttons. I have a Samsung Skyrocket (4.5") and walked into a Verizon store to compare the size. The Nexus on display was bigger than my Skyrocket with a Case-Mate case on it, both longer and wider. Just sayin.

19. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Oh, and here's the million dollar question: Why is HTC the only one catching flak for "unoriginal" design? Apple has the same boring color palette, Samsung is just grey plastic with a textured floppy back cover and shiny black plastic with a small lip, Motorola is dark grippy plastic with a camera hump that tapers off, with the only original design being the Razr. So why does everyone else get a pass?

27. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

while i agree that the design looks almost identical, i have to say that these are the things that differentiates HTC with others.. the speaker grill, the anodized aluminium, the curves.. once you look at it, you'll know it's an HTC.. just like when you see a double grilled car and you know it's a BMW, or the spirit of ecstasy on top of the bonnet and you know it's a Rolls Royce, or those unique headlamps only Porsche can have, or those LED that symbolises an Audi is coming.. and here it is, a company that's trying to differentiate itself by infusing unique design features in its lineup getting all the flames of being boring..

5. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

seems like everyone is bashing the design. I will admit, it looks like a HTC sensation, blaze 4g, rezound, mytouch, incredible, etc flattened with a steam roller to make it thinner.


Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

everyone should stop bashing htc for making phones that look alike. htc phones usually look alot cooler than other phones all they need is better battey life but tegra 3 should cover that. Why change a design look that already looks better than the compitition? all samsung phones look the same and a ton of motorola phones look like the driod x. btw sense may be cpu intensive but it clearly is the best ui and now that this is quad core there will be no lag or slow down witch will bring htc on top again.

7. liveboy100

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Looks totally like a nexus one o.O even the name is almost the same. I like this desing (never like htc desings) but Sense 4 is the ugliest skin ive ever seen, even uglier than stock froyo on a vga screen -.-

21. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

The Nexus One was considered to be a very snappy-looking device... Sense 4.0 can be skinned, removed, or completely obliterated with AOSP being put on it. HTC unlocks their bootloaders for a reason, and no doubt hackers will figure out a way to get S-OFF. When HTC only launches a few devices, you can expect that all efforts will be focused.

8. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Where is the speaker grille?

12. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

that's what I was wondering, somehow I don't believe this is what the phone will look like either.

9. dblue45

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

Dear Phonearena, I believe the other phone is an HTC Sensation and not the One S, kindly see to it.

11. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

it does look like it i have a sensation and im looking at my phone and the one on the left and i think that is a sensation there camparing it to

10. effdee1121

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 05, 2010

Yeah the phone you guys called 'One S' is actually the HTC sensation I believe. And since the screen size looks pretty much identical I don't think its the one X but probably the one s instead.

20. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Um, the sensation has four capacitive buttons while the phone in the pic clearly has three buttons. I know what a sensation looks like, I own one

13. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

That is not a sensation, or atleast not stock. There is no sound bar on that phone.

14. m.garz

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 08, 2010

almost all HTC phones look the same.. except for the Original Hero (GSM)

24. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

And Legend, and Desire...and Rhyme...

15. pedobear

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

I was really considering the one x but I was really hoping for no buttons which sadly won't happen and the sense interface looks worse than the stock interface. I guess I'll have to keep looking for a phone to replace my nexus one...

17. amircajlani

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

guys!! this is NOT HTC ONE X!!!...this is HTC ONE S!!!! 4.3 inch...amoled..dual core.etc...this is not ONE X...

23. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1271; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I love capacitive buttons than the buttons included in the 720p display, which reduces the screen estate little bit...

25. trumpet116

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

isn't this basically the Sensation? So why don't they just update it to ICS and re-release it?

28. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Wow this phone is a looker, beats the plain and BORING look of Samsung.

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