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HTC One X Will Be Orange Excluisve, Launching this Quarter

By - Source: Engadget | B 2 comments

HTC's first quad-core phone will be here in time for the summer.

There's a lot going on at Mobile World Congress this week. Tons of companies have been keeping quiet in preparation for a big launch at MWC and HTC was one of them. The company decided that Barcelona was the perfect venue to introduce the world to its first quad-core smartphone, the HTC One X. 

The unveiling of this phone was particularly notable because it soon emerged that the U.S. version of this phone, which is set to launch in just a couple of months' time, won't actually have a quad-core processor. However, the rest of us will be getting the international version of this device, so what do we know about the launch of this quad-core beast in countries outside of the U.S.?

At this early stage, not a whole lot. However, we do have a rough time frame for when we can expect to see the phone in UK shops. Orange UK has confirmed that it will carry the device sometime in the second quarter of this year. With Q2 set to start on Thursday, that means we'll technically be in 'any day now' territory very soon. However, we're assuming that Q2 means sometime in June as we find it's best to expect the longest wait possible inside of any deadline. The network also has an exclusive on this device (along with HTC's One S, and the Xperia U), so you won't be able to get it unless you're planning on switching to Orange for it.

For those that missed it earlier this week, the HTC One X boasts a quad-core 1.5Ghz Tegra 3 SoC, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, an 8-megapixel f/2.0 camera, and Android 4.0.

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    Anonymous , 29 February 2012 16:09
    Exclusive? First I've heard of it.

    It would be very surprising if HTC allowed there new flagship to only go to one network.

    Plus O2 already have it on their website - http://www.o2.co.uk/comingsoon :) 

    Crisis averted.
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    Anonymous , 1 March 2012 02:23
    Totally incorrect according to more sources than I care to cite; Chino 86 is right, it's showing as coming soon on O2 and Vodafone as well. The only exclusivity Orange has is the white version of this phone, as far as I've been able to tell. Can't see many people switching for that alone...