news Mobile carrier Vodafone has announced the pre-order availability of the HTC One X Android smartphone in Australia, opening up a pre-registration page for the phone on its website.
On its blog, Vodafone had offered customers the chance to win one of five double passes to the HTC One X launch party, scheduled for April 3rd, in Sydney. However, the company has not yet released any pricing details for its launch of the handset. HTC Australia is planning a launch party in Sydney for the handset next week on Tuesday 3rd April.
HTC One X is Taiwanese gadget giant HTC’s top-end model of the One range which the company had unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month. The handset features a polycarbonate unibody design, and is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 CPU, with a 1.5GHz Super 4-PLUS-1 quad-core processor and an integrated fifth Battery Saver Core. The HTC One X runs the new Ice Cream Sandwich (version 4.0) edition of Google’s Android operating system.
To keep the phone’s graphics up to speed, it has a 12-core NVIDIA graphics processing unit. The screen of the One X is a 4.7″ Super IPS LCD2 capacitve touchscreen running at a high definition resolution of 720p, and uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass and HTC Sense UI. The 8MP camera comes equipped with the HTC Image Chip, and captures still and video images simultaneously.
The HTC One X has a 32GB internal memory and 1GB RAM, and does not support a micro SD card. The handset is both Wi-Fi-enabled with connectivity of 802.11 a/b/g/n, with Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth-compatible, v4.0 with A2DP. Available in white, with dimensions of 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm, the handset weighs 130 gms with the battery.
Optus has already announced that it was open for online pre-orders for the HTC One X. Bookings started on March 20th for delivery in metropolitan areas on April 2nd, and regional areas on April 4th. Optus subsidiary Virgin Mobile had also announced the imminent arrival of HTC’s flagship model in Australia. Both operators were offering the HTC One X on a range of plans including a $0 upfront option on the $59 Optus Cap Plan over 24 months. Optus’ plans for the HTC One X are available on its website.
On March 1st, the nation’s largest telco Telstra confirmed that it would shortly be launching two handsets in HTC’s new One line-up in Australia, firming suspicions that HTC’s new top-end LTE model, the One XL could be headed to Telstra’s flagship Next G 4G mobile network. Telstra has also launched a site where customers can register their interest in receiving information on the HTC One launch.
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