If you love power and smartphones, HTC just upgraded what was already a "super phone". It is called the HTC One X LTE. It gets a few new chips over the One X that make it an "ultra phone" of sorts. There is no new design to the LTE model, the only differences are on the inside. This smartphone is expected to be a competitor to the Samsung Note.
Technology never takes a break. HTC has not been heard of much until their monster smartphones showed up at MWC this year. It is now clear they were hard at work during their short time of silence. The HTC One X LTE is expected to be faster than the EVO 4G of two years ago. The screen is larger and the processors are also more stalwart than the EVO. Since most folks get a yearning for a new handset every two years, this LTE model should go over like gangbusters.
The screen for the HTC One X LTE is a strapping 4.7 inches of digital real estate. Compare that to the new Samsung Galaxy Note with a display of 5.3 inches. Also compare it with the iPhone 4S, which has a three and a half inch screen. The One X handset has nothing to be ashamed of in the screen area except for the fact that it is still using the old TFT technology. The people at Samsung are using AMOLED in their flagship smartphones. This type of screen is both brighter and uses less energy per square inch. There is no manual keyboard for this LTE model. All texting is going to be done on the virtual keyboard.
This HTC smartphone is running the latest version of Android, called "Ice Cream Sandwich". This is the version that is supposed to do away with the fragmentation problem that plagues developers and users alike. It is able to handle NFC "contactless" payments, but there is no indicator that the HTC One X LTE has the extra chip needed to make it complete. NFC is similar to RFID chips that have been used in stores like Walmart for years.
The difference in the processors from the HTC One X LTE smartphone and the earlier HTC One X is the defining difference between the two. That, and the fact that the LTE model has the AT&T logo on the back. The One X uses a Nvidia Tegra 3 and this LTE version uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960. The first chip is a quad core and the second is a dual core model. It is the latest in the 28 nanometer league of processors. This is smaller, for now, than Samsung and their Exynos processors.
One drawback to the HTC smartphone is that there is not going to be any external removable memory. There is 32 gigabytes of internal memory to work with, but no flash memory card slot could be "deal breaker" for some. The earlier version also has no card slot. Otherwise, the smartphone comes in a stunning white version and should be available sometime next month.