Vodafone confirms HTC One X launch

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.

Image credit: HTC


  1. Already pre-ordered it from Optus =P
    Ended my contract with Vodafone, as I am fed up with having no service at home/no 3G in CBD
    When I went in to ask what I can do to increase my reception, I got blank looks and get asked if I want to upgrade to a higher cost/month plan..

    Hope Optus is somewhat better. Shouldn’t be too hard.

  2. Hate to tell you James but from my experience Optus are much worse than Vodafone. I recently switched from Optus to Vodafone and couldn’t be happier. Vodafone’s new network that they have been spending a heap of money on is actually really good.

    You may have been having problems as your phone didn’t support the new networks frequency which uses the 850mhz range (same as Telstra Next G) and not all phones support it. Optus primarily uses the 2100mhz range in metro areas, which is really, really, bad at penetrating buildings. I live not even 3km from the Adelaide CBD and got no reception at all in my house and would have to go outside to make calls!


      • I currently have an E71, which is fantastic, but I’ve been wanting more of a personal mediaplayer/phone for a while.
        Looking around on Wikipedia, it says that the E71 should be compatible with 850mhz, and others in my house are on Optus and can actually take calls without going out onto the street.

        Either way, things could hardly get worse.. touch wood..

        • The E71 comes in 2 varieties a version that is capable of 850mhz and one that isn’t. If you got the phone from anyone but Telstra it is probably not capable of 850mhz because up until recently Telstra was the only network in Australia that ran on 850mhz. It gets confusing because quite a lot of phones came in more than one variety, generally a standard version and a Telstra friendly version. A lot of new phones these days will support all the frequencies so only need one version.


  3. I have to agree with Steve, my partner is with Optus and her reception is terrible not to mention how slow her internet is! Im with Vodafone and my reception/ internet is alow better

  4. What is wrong with phone manufacturers? Why do they insist on leaving out micro-SD slots on their high end phones?
    I will not buy a phone without SD support and I suspect most other tech savvy people will not either.

    • I remember reading something about it and I think it has something to do with a lot of manufactures were having issues with Android 4.0 and SD cards as there is a bit of an issue when you have apps installed on the SD Card and then you use the phone without the SD Card in. So instead of trying to fix this issue they decided not to have SD cards, I guess their reasoning is if apple can get away with it then why can’t they.

  5. Well,Graham, then I don’t understand why Apple is doing so well even though their phones NEVER had micro-sd cards.

  6. Stephen, note how he said tech savvy? People who buy the new versions of the iPhone are very unlikely to be tech savvy…

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