Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper are going to be the first LTE smartphones from Sprint. Now the company has planned about the third 4G smartphone - HTC One X, which could hit Sprint shelves under a different name.
According to guys over at S4Guru, who have dug information from so-called internal Sprint sources, the device will be released by Sprint on June 10. The new device will possibly be called HTC Jet. A possible reason for the name change is because the U.S. version of HTC One X will have different processor and added LTE connectivity.
HTC One X was unmasked at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Spain. The device brings quad-core processor and Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset into action. HTC One X has 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 touchscreen with a resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels. The screen is protected with second generation Corning Guerilla Glass, making it less prone to scratches. It has quad-core 1.5 GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is 32GB, but it lacks microSD card slot for expandable memory offerings. The device has 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash that can record 1080p videos with stereo audio recording. The front facing camera sensor is 1.3 megapixel, which can also record HD videos (720p). It comes with all new HTC Sense UI and Beats Audio pre-installed.
But that is all about the international version of HTC One X. The U.S. variant of One X, which Sprint may call HTC Jet, will not include quad-core processor. Instead it will pack a dual-core 1.5 GHz Kriat processor fitted on Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 chipset. The performance of this chipset is competitive with Tegra 2 chipset. Moreover, the U.S. version of HTC One X will be 4G compatible. All the other features will be same as One X.
Earlier, it was reported that AT&T's HTC One X will not be a quad-core device. People thought that AT&T will release the device soon. But now, we won't be surprised if One X hits Sprint shelves before AT&T's.
In the UK, O2 will release HTC One X on April 5.
(reported by Johnny Wills, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)
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