(Updated)Rumor: HTC One X Coming To T-Mobile As The “G4x?” Tegra 3 Ready?

Update: According to the report, the HTC One X will arrive on T-Mobile with stock Android 4.0, NOT HTC Sense 4. 

So here’s a wild rumor that should be of course, be taken with a grain of salt as the boys from Androidandme are reporting that the HTC One X is headed the Magenta way. According to their sources, the T-Mobile version of the HTC One X will sport a Tegra 3 processor that supports T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. Let us remind you that we’ve already seen the name “G4x” pop up and now Androidandme reports that this name will now belong to the HTC One X. Earlier reports assumed that the LG Optimus 4X HD would become the G4x, now that doesn’t seem to be the case.

The boys at Androidandme appear to be supremely confident in the validity of this rumor and since I consider some of those guys good tech press pals, I’m inclined to believe them. As always however, we’re inclined to urge you to take this rumor, as with all rumors, with a grain of salt until we can getting something a little more concrete.

Fingers crossed for this one to come true.


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  • Anonymous

    So wait…this would be a vanilla ice cream sandwich os correct ???

    • Xektor17

      Most certainly!

      • Anonymous

        So it would be like HTC’s version of the nexus. Man I said I would be content when I bought my SGS II but if this becomes reality I may get that itch again lol

  • Sidekicker89

    I love refreshing the page and finding a new story! :) anyways this is awesome news but tell me why T-Mo would carry 2 phones apathy are so similar? I know the specs are different but they do kind of look alike..

    • Sidekicker89

      That are so similar** stupid autocorrect

    • Anonymous

      For some historical precedent, when HTC released the Desire HD and Desire Z at the same time (in similar fashion to how these phones were announced)  T-Mobile got both versions where as all the other US carriers got a derivative of one or the other.  The G2 was more HTC stylized while the myTouch 4G was a heavily carrier branded Desire HD.  Technically they were both ‘carrier’ phones.  The first HTC branded Android phone on T-Mobile was the Sensation believe it or not.

      But man, stock ICS on an HTC One X… with 42mbps… that will be one amazing dream phone.

  • Noor Mahmoud

    Interesting rumor. I wonder how the stock ICS would work if the phone has HTC’s imagesense chip inside? Would it still benefit from it and the beats audio even though it doesn’t have sense? Last time with the Desire Z and G2, we didn’t get some sense features, so I’m worried about the camera. Also, I wonder if they would do something like make a keyboard variation of the One x or s for a true upgrade to the g2.

    • Steven Coyle

      I’m hoping they make a keyboard variation of the One X too so we can have a upgrade from the G2…which I’m still happily rockin…

    • a guy

      It would be much like the quick launch keys on the g2 if I had to guess. They would use the stock interface and the image chip would be there as well as flash difference being that the controls would be automated. Many phones do this already in auto mode as far as the quick pick ability it could just be added to the camera app. As long as the hardware is available then all you need to make it work is an app. Btw little known fact is that almost every manufacturer has more Android engineers than Google they also have more r&d devoted to it. Someone has to make the software talk to the hardware cause el goog isn’t.

  • Proapsaustin

    I’d like both, so I hope they got some lines of data crossed or something. I will never buy another LG phone, but it would be good for T-Mo to get a couple high end phones, so I hope they both are released, and not just the one x


    what about the sony xperia S I want that phone!!

  • Youngt82

    If this is true , I really hope it comes with stock ics instead of sense *fingers crossed*

  • Anonymous

    It’s possible, but after touting Sense 4.0 on the One X.. I just don’t see it..

    However, T-Mobile will be getting the One X for sure, but it’s T-Mobile UK that will be getting it.

  • Anonymous

    This will be my next device hands down…..if the rumors end up being true.

  • Minioninnc

    I may have to give up my GNex for this. 

  • 30014

    Hope it’s true

  • Bratty

    Now things get interesting!

  • Anand G

    Hope its true as well

  • Anonymous

    interesting… either or, the HTC One X or the LG Optimus 4x are both nice phones. As long as one of them get on ol’ magenta, I’ll forgive them for giving Verizon the Galaxy Nexus

  • windows?

    I hope tmobile gets a Windows equivalent. Especially from Nokia the best phone manufacturer in the world

    • guest

      time to wake up! It’s not 2005 anymore lol

      • Northside773

        Oh get off it. Damn, people like what they like.

  • Anonymous


  • SoloArtyz

    It shouldn’t be called the “G” nothing unless it has a keyboard and comes with a stock andriod os.  It just runs better and is much more stable.  Sure, it doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles as some of these ROMs that the manufacturers preload their phones with but isn’t that what apps are for?  I would like to choose my own bells and whistles please because maybe I don’t like bells and I only want whistles.

    • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

       Maybe the T-mobile version will be stock android. Remember the international version of the G2 (the Desire Z) had the Sense UI.

    • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

      Well if its G4x, that means no keyboard.

  • JB

    If it does come it’ll be mine!

  • Anonymous

    Its ridiculous how fast these phones evolve.  It seems like yesterday i was hoping the Galaxy Nexus would launch on TMO….Nexus what???? Huh???

  • http://twitter.com/IRONMARC22 Marcus Armstrong

    OOOMG :-O i just creamed my pants….(covers white spot on shorts)….goodbye AT&T

    • Anonymous

      me too!

  • Anonymous

    ok things just got serious! But I’ll keep my half of grain of salt close. 

  • Vim

    This sounds positively drool worthy! I hope it pans out.  Now if they’d just bring back the removable sd cards and batteries, this would be total heaven. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    Galaxy S3…

  • http://twitter.com/phonecount StalkyTheFish

    Yes please.

  • Anonymous

    If you think about it logically, I highly doubt this would happen. If it does, probably not for a very long time. Mainly due to AT&T’s exclusivity. Main reason is that both T-Mobile’s version of the One S and AT&T’s version of the One X is available for display on MWC. So, if there was really a T-Mobile’s version of the One X, it should be on display at MWC at the moment. The only possibility I can think of is that the this version of the One X will be like how the Amaze 4G was just another version of the Sensation. 

    I don’t mean to shoot anyone down, by all means, if such a thing does happen. That’s excellent news. I’m just analyzing things with existing information.

    • Evan Carter44

      I don’t see AT&T ponying up for a long term contract for just another android phone. If our think about the position they are in and the light casting on T-Mobile, AT&T shouldn’t feel threatened.

      • a guy

        The AT&T deal covers the One X this comes with sense 4. If this is a stock Android device then that really wouldn’t apply they could change one body line and it’s a “different” phone.

        • Anonymous

          Yupp, just like the Sensation was exclusively on T-Mobile and two weeks later released on Sprint as the Evo 3D.

          To go on a tangent for a minute, I thought I read somewhere HTC owns EVO branding and not Sprint. (I believe they released an EVO overseas.)  Wouldn’t it be funny if T-Mobile got HTC to brand a phone an EVO for them to get some Sprint customers?

        • a guy

          Your completly right HTC does own the EVO brand.

        • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (???????)

          The EVO brand was used in Korea, Europe, and Japan. The EVO 4G was branded the EVO WiMAX in Korea and Japan. The EVO 3D was sold in Europe and Asia and was a GSM model that supported the AWS band. However, Sprint has the U.S. rights to the EVO branding. That is, Sprint has the exclusive distribution right for HTC EVO devices in the United States.

    • Anonymous

      For the end of 2010 the big HTC phones were the Desire Z and Desire HD.  T-Mobile was the only US carrier to get versions of both: The G2 and myTouch 4G.  Every other US carrier got a variation of only one: Verizon Thunderbolt, att Inspire, Sprint EVO shift.

      Lets hope we are seeing history repeat itself.  T-Mobile does have a great relationship with HTC after all.

      A HTC One X as a G phone with stock android and HSPA+ 42 sounds like THE BEST PHONE EVER

      • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

        Tegra 3 = HSPA+21.

        • Anonymous

          The international version of the HTC One X has Tegra 3 and HSPA+ 42.  It’s only LTE that’s not compatible with Tegra 3, as of yet, anyway.

      • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

         The Mytouch 4G was not a variation of the Desire HD . The Desire had an 8MP camera, 4.3 inch display, 1230 mAh battery, 1.5 GB of flash memory, weighed 5.8 oz and had sense UI. The Mytouch had a 5MP camera, 3.8 inch display, 1400 mAh battery, 4 GB of flash memory, weighed 5.4 oz and had espresso sense UI.

        The Mytouch was called the HTC Panache 4G outside of T-mobile.

    • Anonymous

      It’s possible.  HTC said they will be making fewer phone models this year so likely only these three phones thats why there’s a cheap one, a middle one and a high end one.  They were kind of already doing this bc Sensation – Inspire – Thunderbolt – Evo (were really all sort of one phone design wise).  Just like Merge – G2 and Evo Shift were all really one phone design.

      If HTC is only making 3 phones that means if the carrier want to carry an HTC phone this year they will have to choose either a One V, One S and One X.

      AT&T exclusivity is probably only for 90 days or so then the other carrier get to sell the units.

  • Anonymous

    Its almost positive to be on tmo. If its not, how hard is for to get unlocked. you don’t even have to import for T-MOBILE. UK

  • Joseph Schneider

    Come on really people. The G4x moniker is for LG phones (probably trademarked). We will be lucky to get the LG G4X sometime this year. TMobile is bent on giving the masses mediocre phones, that are the left overs of Verizon and ATT. I would love to see this come true but the american mark is so @@s backwards I would be shocked if TMobile received a top end phone by the end of Q2. The new HTC phones are nice but I simply want a fast phone, with an ~4.5″ HD screen that is moderately fast the A4 or the Tegra 3. But I want these phones in the way we loved them so much. MicroSD card, NFC, HDMI out, maybe even a camera button. The rest of phones are just middle ground with little mods and more subtraction of key parts. I just want a simple phone like the nexus and I would be happy as can be. HD screen and not the same ‘ol crap has been being delivered this year not to mention. This is not that hard. Just my 2 cents. 

    • a guy

      You know the nexus has no removable storage right? And it’s hdmi is through mhl. So the phone you want doesn’t really sound like a nexus.

      • Joseph Schneider

        Thanks for choosing a contraindication in my statement. If you want to get technical, the statement prefacing that explains the things I would like to be in a phone, then I gave an example that is close. (there is a word for conveying your idea in multiple sentences, not tautology) 

        Because if there was phone that fit the bill I would have it and writing nothing. Try reading beyond the words…. maybe an education would assist you in that. What is your paypal account so we can get a donation together, so you attend some meaningless trade school profession, you over pay for and yet feel like you have earned something meaningful in life, while in reality you put fets on a PCB for a living. Better yet just move to foxconn, I hear people like you fit right in. Thanks captain obvious, I will think about you when I am writing a paper that actually has purpose to the technology community.

        • a guy

          So were getting personal. Ok let me know when you sharpen your crayons and get that paper going.

        • donnyc.

          Joseph Schneider is officially a complete douche. He also thinks entirely too much of himself, I’m sure of it. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/mariuscm Marius C. Maries

          Define contraindication for me, please! :)

    • Anonymous

      The G phones are T-Mobile carrier branding, they can use it on whatever phone they want made by any manufacturer.  Just like: Sidekick, myTouch, G-whatever, etc.  They are all owned by T-Mobile

  • Ooshiewooshie

    Does anyone know the time frame in which tmobile plans to refarm the 1900MHz spectrum for 3G on unlocked devices such as the iPhone?

  • Anonymous

    Don’t you tease me!
    Don’t you dare tease me, dammit!
    I had just convinced myself to wait for a Padphone, but now this!?

    • Y314K

       Man…  A TMobile Asus PadPhone vs this phone & soon after that SGIII….  Nice to see TMobile get back on the Anroid ball…

      Really hope TMobile keeps an eye on the Asus PadPhone…  Might be the thing that keeps me on contract…

      • Anonymous

        It’s going to be one hell of an agonizing decision to make if T-Mobile gets both this and the Padphone.

        Thank God my full upgrade is available this August. Can’t wait to get rid of my Galaxy S2. As much as everyone lauds this phone,I can’t stand it.

        The browser is horrible, the radios are weak and the software is ugly. I won’t even mention how crappy Kies is. Liked my old myTouch 4G far more than this, and dammit, I really miss the trackpad.

        • Y314K

           Humn….  I might be insuring onto a SGII…  My HD2 rocking ICS seems to have a problem rebooting…  Probably do to the battery pins…  But plan to put stock ICS on SGII…  It’s probably the best phone TMobile has till they get the HTC One S in April..  And later on they will get HTC One X in June probably…

          My upgrade is in April but I might try to move to the Monthly 4G before then…  Seems like I’ll loose that upgrade..   Gonna have to crunch some numbers to see what is the smarter long run choice…

          Trying to figure out which new chips/phones are gonna be TMobile HSPA+ 42 Mbps ready…

  • Taron19119

    Dam and I just trying to find a reason to get the one s but now im going to wait

  • Anonymous

    The only phone rumor I was almost this excited for that didn’t materialize was that HTC built android powered Sidekick Twist with a 4.3inch screen and full five row keyboard.  Maybe someone just saw a prototype G2 with a Z-hinge and assumed it was a new Sidekick? 

  • Flyin18T

    I’m in!

  • Danan Thomas

    copped… (if true)

  • Anonymous

    Just caught the update. If it’s really stock Android. Bye Bye my Galaxy Nexus will go.

  • Anonymous

    I really hope this is true. I don’t care how many cores an LG phone has, it will suck. LG is a terrible company that I wish would shut down it’s mobile business for good.

  • Youngt82

    Its ALREADY in my hands (day dreamin) :D

  • TrinNY

    I guess no Sense will will mean no Beats this is still a rumor i want to become reality

    • Youngt82

      Beats will be on the One S

      • Anonymous

        So the One s and One x are different because all these ones and phones looking so much alike I’m confused as hell

  • Anonymous

    The One S is different from the One X.  One S will be marketed as htc One S with Beats, Sense 4.0, Superior Camera.  It will have a 4.3inch screen, dualcore cpu and all metal shell.  The G4X will be a rebadged htc One X with stock ICS, no beats, no superior camera software, 4.7inch 720 p screen and a plastic body.  Tough choice if true.

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      Sometimes I don’t even know why I post. That’s not what I meant, I get the specs. I don’t understand how could T-Mobile be getting the G4x which is supposed to be a ‘rebadged’ HTC One X, when T-Mobile is being said as well according to the website I posted, getting a HTC One S as well. Those are both variants of the same family. I don’t get how T-Mobile will get 2 versions o the HTC One line, that doesn’t make any sense to me

      • baopham

        Oh I see. Well since T-mobile is downsizing its number of phone suppliers (no Sony, supposedly no more Moto, and probably no more LG) doesn’t it seem reasonable they would get more phones from htc and samsung? Think about it like this SGS2 and Blaze 4G are essentially same phone with different screens, and Sensation and Amaze are also same phone (pretty much). Doesn’t seem that farfetched to get One S and then One X. If the X is stock ICS – the experience will be very different.

  • Anonymous

    Finally some good news! If this rumor is true I’ll buy it as soon as it comes out. 

  • Frigadroid

    Finally the stock has come back to bellevue washington! IT DOSENT MATTER what the samsung gibroni says, if you smell, what HTC, is cooking!

  • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

    The only downfall.. maybe two, is we won’t know if the camera software will take lightning fast pictures, and two (the real one.. IMO) is that Tegra 3 doesn’t support HSPA+ 42, Its 21.

    HTC releases drivers so hopefully there won’t be an issue with ROM releases for rooted devices. (i.e. slow ROM development for ICS for Tegra 2 devices.)

    • Anjiecai96dsd

      Shutter speed is camera sensor has nothing to do with sense 4.0. Unless this thing is offered with truly unlimited internet I don’t see the point for anything faster than 15mbps.its not like browser loads faster or email loads faster. Fast internet doesn’t help much unless its compared to edge. 10 vs 40 mbps download speed you won’t really notice real life differen unless downloading huge files

  • Kitpogi

    eh? I’ll believe it when I see it….but that would an awesome phone if no sense hoggn all the memory which slows the device down way too much….good rumor, hope to see its reality soon!

  • Anonymous

    110% chance this will be my next phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelvin-Celsius-Jan/725112693 Kelvin Celsius Jan

    If this is going to be a “pure” android experience, i may just have to sit it out until this device comes.

  • Anonymous

    as much as i’d like for this to be true, past of this doesn’t make sense

    Why would HTC go through so much trouble to create a line of branding.. just to have a carrier drop the name AND drop their newly revamped sense 4??

    Other than that, it’s a pretty solid phone… tbh if the phones work as fast as the hands-on videos indicate, I’d be happy with either one.

    • Anonymous


      • Anjiecai96

        The carriers have a shitton of power in the us and no one does crap about it. Faking Verizon jacking up the prices

        • http://twitter.com/TuckerPeterson Tucker A. Peterson

           Switch carriers.  I did and I pay less than half of what I did before with VZW. 

    • Anonymous

      It’s in line with what’s been done in the past.  Even though the ‘one’ series is a new brand for HTC… so was the Desire series and they put stock android on the sense based Desire Z for T-Mobile USA.

      But at the same time you could be right too.

      This all does sound way too good to be true.  If it does come out, I hope it’s early early summer and it gets officially announced soon.

  • http://twitter.com/007KCz 007KC

    interesting stuff from hTC. eager to see the specs and wish this has wifi calling :-)

    • Anonymous

      All android devices moving forward should have WiFi calling

  • Anonymous

    Come on T-Mobile just give us the Galaxy Note already!!!

    • Anonymous

      I know men!  Come on tmo give us that galaxy note!!!!

  • Tomnewtn

    I am saving my upgrade for something amazing. I’ve had my eye on a Nokia Lumia 900 series should it come to TMobile. This may change my plans completely.

  • BigMixxx


    This would be sweet….

    Thank you HTC, coming back at us with the pure HTC line, for those of us that are fan’s of the G-Series….I hope they bring it back…..

    I will drop my sensation in a hole in a heartbeat….I don’t care about the 21 vs 42 vs LTE.  as long as I can get my 7 meg, consistant….I’m happy…

    • Anonymous

      The Big difference in 42 over 21 is you get dual carrier support. Data down link from two RF paths. So even when congested you get a bit of a kick to bring you up to tolerable levels. I hope they have figured a way to integrate 42 into the tegra 3 

  • Feelikeaking

    I hope it comes to tmobie with plain android or I’m getting a the gsm unlocked nexus . And htc will lose and customer. But it should contain htc watch or there apps and it would be my perfect phone for HTC to build on. I like the screen software hardware. Htc sense should be in the app market. The consumer

  • 808boooi

    woooooooooo ^____^ IM SOLD.