The just announced flagship HTC One X+ won’t go into the holiday season alone. This afternoon HTC took the wraps off another Android device, this one a more mid-range affair. The One VX as it’s called features a 4.5″ qHD Super LCD 2 display, dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and 1 GB of RAM. Storage is adequate for this price point at 8 GB while a separate SD card slot will accommodate up to 32 additional GBs. The front of the VX will make do with only VGA camera chops, though, things around back are decidedly better – 5-megapixel camera w/28mm, f/2.0 aperture and BSI sensor. As the other One series devices, the VX will include HTC’s “Image Sense” software. Sadly, Ice Cream Sandwich is the default installation but HTC maintains an upgrade to Jelly Bean will drop in the not too distant future. The rest of the specs are what one would come to expect from a phone of this caliber in 2012 – WiFi 802.11n, LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, etc.
While we appreciate HTC’s efforts with the One X+ and new VX, we wish HTC would have paid more attention to their two flagship devices launched earlier this year (One X and S) like they said they were going to. Months after Jelly Bean’s release we’re just now hearing of carriers receiving delivery in the coming few weeks. Not only that, HTC claimed they were going to slow down with hardware releases and instead focus on releasing higher quality devices with better support compared to the “spray and pray” method they and so many other Android manufacturers employ.
Thoughts on the VX (or X+)?