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HTC One X+, One VX Coming to America Via AT&T

In the wee hours of the morning, HTC introduced its latest flagship Android smartphone, the One X+, and now we have word that it, along with the HTC One VX, will be headed to AT&T in the coming months.

HTC One X+

The One X+ is the follow-up to the One X, which was released only in May, and is the first AT&T smartphone to feature the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and a quad-core processor. The new processor by Nvidia touts battery-saving features and more power for demanding apps like video and gaming.

The camera was a highlight of the One X and it’s no different on the One X+. The smartphone has a main eight-megapixel camera on the back and promises quick performance; it also boasts technology to help minimize noise and improve color quality.

Plus, there’s a new self-portrait mode that enhances the appearance of your skin and eyes when taking pictures using the front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera. And as part of the new HTC Sense user interface, the photo gallery now surfaces all photo-related apps for easier access.

Other features of the One X+ include a 4.7-inch HD touchscreen and 64 gigabytes of internal storage.

If you don’t need all that power, the HTC One VX offers more of a mid-range feature set, with a 4.5-inch touchscreen, a rear five-megapixel camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The smartphone will be upgraded to Jelly Bean and the new version of HTC’s Sense user interface, but no specific timeframe for the upgrade was provided.

In addition to the new One models, AT&T said that it will launch the Windows Phone-based HTC 8X in November.

Pricing and availability dates for all three smartphones were not announced at this time.


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