HTC One X has plunged a stiff competition for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 super smartphone. The quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked Android device was announced at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona in February and since then it has been getting a lot of attention for being a serious threat to Samsung's next best addition.

Talking about S3, it has been considered till now as the grave competition against Apple's yet to be announced sixth generation smartphone - iPhone 5. However, coming in to reality, it can be easily observed that for right now HTC One X, which has already been released in the UK market and is expected for a mid-May release in the US market, may surely lure the Android fans towards its power-packed features.

HTC One X Release Date & Price Deals

While the S3 launch and release dates including the prices are yet to be officially announced by Samsung, HTC One X along and One S are available from April 5 for purchase in the UK through T-Mobile network.

There are also other wireless carriers who are offering the handsets including Orange, O2, Three and Vodafone UK and so far they have introduced decent deals to purchase the handset.

As T-Mobile is offering the HTC One X for free on  around $65 (£41) per month plan (for 24 months) which include unlimited internet, texts and minutes to any network. While, at the same time, buyers would also have the option to purchase HTC One X from O2 for approximately $749 (£472), with an upfront cost of about $126 (£79.99) and around $49 (£31) per month on a two-year contract.

Also, Vodafone UK is offering the HTC One X handset on a $65 (£41) per month tariff for free with a set of dedicated plans both in white and grey colored variants.

Further, if the HTC fans are looking for SIM-free editions of this handset, Amazon is offering the HTC One X for around $780 (£489.99) and also they have HTC One S priced at about $660 (£414.99).

Currently, being available in the UK and throughout parts of China, the phone's landing date for the US market is still not confirmed by the company yet. However, last week, a report from Best Buy speculated that the phone will be launched in the US by AT&T carrier May 6.

Of course, AT&T has not confirmed the reports and it could possibly be just an estimated release date by Best Buy, as according to the report, the email gave an SKU for the AT&T One X.

Hence, according to the latest rumour updates, US fans have to wait till first week of May to get a feel of HTC One X characteristics. And following it, rumors are also rife that Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S3 on May 22.

And, if the rumors are to be believed, Samsung Galaxy S3 will sport a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 720p resolution. It will boast a super fast processor, possibly quad-core Exynos CPU clocked at 1.8 GHz and it is also expected to come with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Giving expandable memory options, S3 would also support microSD card up to 64GB. Samsung next generation line up will run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 with TouchWiz overlay. And it may also get a spectacular upgrade from an 8 megapixel camera in Galaxy S2 to a powerful 12 megapixel camera that would record 1080p videos at 60fps in its upcoming flagship model. But these are all rumors and hardly any device is same as what it is speculated or rumored.

Further, it is also possible that the specs will be almost similar to the ones offered by HTC One X. Coming back to reality, HTC One X could be worth your hard earned penny as here are the confirmed features of the device, so, take a look and decide:

  • 4.7-inch Super-LCD 720p display with 1280 x 720pixels of resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with HTC Sense 4.0 UI.
  • A quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.5GHz.
  • 1GB of DDR2 RAM.
  • An 8 megapixel rear camera with f2.0 aperture, new image capture software, revamped HDR technology and integrated Instagram-like filters, BSI sensor.
  • 1080p HD video recording capability, Slow motion recording capability at 60 frames per second.
  • HTC ImageChip, chip exclusively dedicated to the camera system.
  • An additional 1.3-megapixel front facing camera for forwarding 720p video chats.
  • 32GB internal memory with no microSD card on board; 25GB of free Dropbox storage for two years.
  • 4G LTE capability.
  • NFC, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, micro USB 2.0.
  • 25GB free Dropbox storage also includes iCloud-like Sense features - Auto-uploading photos.
  • 1800mAh battery.
  • Dimensions -- 134.4 x 69.9 x 9.3 mm, weight -- 130 grams
  • Weight -- 130 grams