(Updated) So, About That HTC Era 42…It’s The HTC One X+ For T-Mobile

Update: We’ve just been dropped a line from Taylor of Androidandme fame telling us that the “plus” sign relates to the Tegra 3 plus, meaning this One X for T-Mobile will have a 1.7GHz processor. How about them apples? 

There are times when I’m glad to be wrong, and it’s not that I’m actually wrong in hypothesizing that the HTC Era 42 could have turned out to be the G3 for T-Mobile, there were some hints along the way to help get me there. Instead, I’m happy to say that we’ve been able to confirm with at least a small level of certainty that the HTC Era 42 is in fact the HTC One X+ for T-Mobile.

So, about that “plus” sign after the X — yeah, I have no idea what that means. Perhaps it’s just a way to differentiate the device name from AT&T, or perhaps it has something to do with HSPA+, we truly don’t know. What we do know is that all the stars are aligning for the HTC One X to launch on T-Mobile, a rumor we almost entirely forgot about.

Thankfully, hose rumors from late February are now being proven right, some five months later as the HTC One X+ is destined for T-Mobile in September. Get your wallets ready.

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    God I hope this turns out to be the original rumor that it will be the G4X with Stock Jelly Bean and a Tegra 3 processor. If so I will finally be getting a new device. This is what I have been patiently waiting for… :-)

    • It isn’t, I’m confident!

      • TMOTECH

        Sounds to me like you got some specs you are not sharing with the rest of us… Come on David spill it already. 

        • bydavidrosen

          he just said it’s the htc one x, right?

        • TMOTECH

          The early story from February said that the T-Mobile version would be Stock Android with the quad core tegra 3. 

        • bydavidrosen

          i’d literally cry. i switched to at&t for the htc one x back when it came out but sense 4.0 does some crazy overaggressive memory management which makes multitasking a joke so i returned it and came back to t-mobile to wait… if it wasn’t for the multitasking issues though it was the best phone ever… so with stock android I’d imagine those issues would be gone…

        • 21stNow

           It’s sad that HTC doesn’t realize that people (at least the enthusiasts) prefer their phones for the build quality and not for Sense.  HTC has made statements that they feel like Sense is what differentiates their handsets from other those of other manufacturers and that Sense is what keeps customers coming back to HTC. 

          The main thing that would impress Tmonews readers would be if HTC made a completely Sense-free phone.  Since the other manufacturers really don’t offer their phones without their skins, this would allow HTC to stand out.  Alas, they feel like they will get our money anyway.  Until more of us go Nexus only, I doubt HTC will change.

        • Anonymous

           Actually I prefer HTC phones with sense, i’m sure most non-tech people also prefer it because it is more user friendly and logical than *ahem* touchwiz.

          HTC should make it an option every time the phone does a master reset to let the user choose between “htc sense or stock android”.. that would be the best and it would shut everyone up

        • 21stNow

           There’s too many different classes of customers to evaluate this without a well-executed survey, in my opinion.  I think that non-tech people don’t know what Sense or Touchwiz is, or how it even “improves” interaction with the phone.

          Looking at Phonedog’s current poll, so far stock Android is 1st, Sense 2nd and Touchwiz 3rd.  I would consider that survey base to be knowledgeable to enthusiast to geek in class.

          Finally, I don’t think that taking a phone and removing Sense only is the same as having a completely different ROM that never had Sense on it in the first place.  I think that performance would still suffer in the first scenario, even though Sense isn’t running.  My main complaint against Sense isn’t the “usability” of it (I could live without it), but the resource requirements of it.  I get tired of waiting on Sense to reload after doing a few tasks on the phone.

      • TMOTECH

        So after your edit are you still confident? 

  • triangle8

    Hopefully, it comes with Jelly Bean, which would mean that all the other new HTC devices would also get Jelly Bean soon.

  • Vim

    I’m glad the rumor that T-Mobile would be getting the One X panned out. Hopefully the + means it will get all the added goodies that the latest EVO has: microSD card support, a bigger battery, a camera button, a kickstand too, along with Jelly Bean out of the box.   If we’re lucky it will also have the new Qualcomm quad core S4 with the Adreno 320 GPU.

    • Vim

      I posted the above before I saw David’s edit stating that the chip is a Tegra 3+.  Hmmm…the internet is also abuzz that HTC is prepping a 1.7GHZ Tegra 3+ quad core phone with LTE for AT&T too.   I wonder if T-Mobile’s version will support LTE as well.  The new Tegra 3+’s GPU is supposed to be 25% faster than the the GPU in existing One X’s.

      • Anonymous

         i’m kind of disappointed tmo is still selling phones that cannot work on their upcoming LTE network.. kinda not futureproofing their devices. When people learn what LTE is.. and 6mos-1year into their contract that their phone can’t use LTE, they won’t be happy.

  • Chatter

    Plus = Vanilla.
    Just a guess and hope, I have no insider info!

    • Wilma Flintstone

       My homey CHATTAH!!! Whats up dude?

      • Chatter

        What up Wilma! Long time. You finally see a phone that might interest you? Or are you holding out hope for Tizen since the OS got bought out by the new guys in Germany?

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Um well actually I am both holding out hope for Tizen and I see a device I want (The GS3) but then the game just changed again because Jolla Ltd (Ex Nokia MeeGo Employees) announced that they’ll be manufacturing MeeGo devices so you already know that’s top priority.

    • Enoel69

      Oh how I wish it will be pure JB

  • 20°

    They better make that “+” mean something. If they can’t beat the gs3 (which I doubt they can), then the one x + is pointless. It’ll take a lot for me to ever buy an htc again after the sensation fiasco and its grab bag of problems.

    • Anon

       One X already runs circles around the GSIII.

      • 20°


      • 20°

        Oh, wait. I see your name is Anon. Meaning you don’t want people to know your name cause you may be wrong. 

        And is your proof coming from owning a One X? Prolly?

  • Dj64

    Shut up and take my money lol. I’ll probably wait to see what the next nexus phone(s) are like….

  • GinaDee

    Hope it’s all black.  I’m tired of these white and gun metal gray phones

  • bydavidrosen

    + equals over aggressive memory management fixed? maybe? hopefully? doubtful?

  • steveb944


  • jelliottz

    Before getting too excited, I want to know battery size. I don’t care if its removable as Kong as its 2000mah+. Then I’ll get excited. (I’m actually already excited)

    • loueradun

      100% with you… With the huge screen and a quad core 1.7ghz processor on 40nm tech… Yikes!  The battery life is going to suck unless they cram a 2500mah+ battery in there.  Plus the new Qualcomm S4 benchmarks blow this thing away in performance, and its built on 28nm tech which means it will be sipping on the battery.

      HTC, get your stuff together and go back to Qualcomm chips for the next round of phones!

      • Anonymous

         yea the tegra 3 one x already has pretty poor battery life.. now it’s clocked higher w/ the same size battery..? htc amaze all over again?

  • loueradun

     Only if it had the Qualcomm S4…  It better have a 2500-3000mah battery to fuel this Tegra beast.

    • WW

      I think I read that the Tegra 3 is already more battery effecient than most dual core SoC’s.

      • loueradun

        I think that is only the case when running it on two cores (compared to all 4).  And comparing it to this past year’s dual cores.

        The Tegra 3 chip is better than most, but is nowhere near the best.  Especially in the power consumption category.  My current S3 chip is built on 45nm tech, so the Tegra 3 on the 40 nm tech is getting me more performance for the power, but not by much… and at full load, it will suck down almost twice the juice as my Qualcomm S3 in my Sensation.

        Now if you look at just the 28nm Qualcomm S4 chips, you’ll see that the dual cores almost spec as fast as the Tegra 3, and full load on a dual core is taking far less power.  The HTC One S has the new S4 chip, but its only a dual core.  No S4 quad core devices have been announced other than Qualcomm’s developer device afaik, but good things are coming from the qualcomm camp.

        Now only if Mirasol screens would finally catch on we could run our smartphones for weeks on a single charge.  :D

  • ceedubmn

    Doesn’t the Tegra 3 plus have a fifth, low power core to run your phone when not actively in use to save on battery?

    • Vim

      Yup, it has the ability to individually power down the other cores when they’re not needed.  Battery life on standby should be excellent, and normal non-intensive usage should also be decent. 



  • Dumbazz

    I just bought a new hose in february, what a coincidence!

    • None

      Based on your comments, I think we already assumed you had a small or defective “hose” to beging with.  Appreciate the confirmation.

  • Morris_pavilion

    More sloppy seconds…


      You ignore the fact that it will have a quad core processor and be stock android. Not a hand me down. It is definitely a better handset than the ONE X. 

      • mrsbelpit

        Are you sure it will be stock Android?  That would be a dream phone.

      • whiteiphoneproblems

        Yes, if you have info that it will run stock Android, please share. Seems unlikely that HTC would remove Sense from their phone (and still brand it as the One X).

      • None

        Not. Gonna. Happen.

  • Dakota

    Tmo getting high end phones months & months after releases on other carriers. Great job on improving your brand reputation?!

    • Wilma Flintstone

       T-Mobile, America’s Largest Hand-Me-Down 4G Network

      • Jose Hernandez

         OH my GOD, can you guy’s please stop with all of that. AT&T has the One X as an exclusive. They worked that out with HTC, T-Mobile is at least giving it’s users the chance to get it (the ones that would not be caught dead at AT&T) What other carrier has announced plans to get it? I understand you are upset that T-Mobile did not get it first, we get that. But there are other people out there that will be glad for the chance to get it now, or next month, or whenever the heck it comes. T-Mobile is giving us that choice, no other carries is, (at this point). If you are not happy, sorry, move on. You could always leave and join the carrier that did get the exclusive launch. It’s sad when your customers don’t support you (sorry T-Mo) Unless you have $$$$$$$$$ to give to T-Mo and help them get some exclusive super-phones, no? then we don’t have a say in the matter. They will get the phones when and if they get them. Complaining about it does nothing. (well, other than make you feel better i suppose)  I am not trying to be mean, but we need to stop and think. (Hey, maybe better late than never.) If it does not work for you then go were you can get them at launch. You always have options available. Making little comments like that is not really helping you get the phone any sooner. (Ok, got that of my chest, thanks for listening.) Once again, no disrespect intended, just voicing my opinion. 

      • tegz

        since you enjoy living in the stone age, enjoy that dual-core one x that’s currently available.

    • tegz

      if this is true then t-mobile will be THE FIRST NATIONAL CARRIER with a quad core-phone. suck on that t-mobile haters. you guys are pathetic. i guess you have no patience and settled on that neutered dual-core one x on at&t? LOL!

  • Ben

    This phone sounds very promising, but I’ll have to skip it if it doesn’t come with the SD card slot and a better battery.  I like HTC Sense, but I don’t want to have to compromise just because I like it.  The SGS3 will be standing by and ready to take its place.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Whoops, clicked on the Leftovers tab again.  Dang hyperlinks

    • MarcusDW

      Right lol.  Not much else to choose from in the HTC camp though.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Lol so true unfortunately.

    • None

      That one was clever, I must admit.

      • Wilma Flintstone


  • Plow Rox

    “……I’m So Excited……”
    Please keep the news getting better on this device!
    Any ideas if it will be the first lte device for next years network upgrade? If so im getting it!

  • 520legend

    Great now I have to decide between 3 phones… The SGS3, Galaxy Note, or HTC One X+??

    • scottmog

      The note should not be one of the choice since the second version will most likely be coming out in a few months.

    • None

      Add whatever Nexus comes next to that list.  We should know more about the next installment by then.

  • Plow Rox

    Benjamin Johnson :
    This phone sounds very promising, but I’ll have to skip it if it doesn’t come with the SD card slot and a better battery. I like HTC Sense, but I don’t want to have to compromise just because I like it. The SGS3 will be standing by and ready to take its place.

    I agree!

  • I_amdestined

    Going to Verizon = Bad idea….

  • Sidekicker

    Anyone think it’ll launch with Jelly Bean?? I can’t believe I got the One S when the One X+ is coming out :(

    • WW

      We couldn’t have known. 

      • Sidekicker89

        True lol but I am glad Tmo is getting some good phones… Hopefully there will be more HSPA+ cities launched by the time this phone comes out.

  • Qbancelli

    Yes! My next celli

  • Enoel69

    Holly molly…glad I fought that burning itch to go grab the Galaxy S3. Seriously I did keep that rumor from way back when to heart abt a version of a souped up One X coming to T-Mobile. Lets hope it comes with two vital omissions of the One X…SD card slot and replaceable battery and maybe 10+ Mpx rear can. For now I only see two devices vying for may cash in the next couple of months… this upcoming Era + or One X+ and the JB Nexus hopefully one made by HTC. If rumors of about fives Nexus devices by years end materialize… we will all have a tough decision deciding between one made by HTC and Sammy but in my book HTC Nexus first choice depending if it will have an SD card expansion and a bigger replaceable battery.

    • None

      I think that the Nexus Q and the Nexus 7 may count towards that “five” number we heard about.  Only my guess though, so take that with a grain of salt.

      • J-Hop2o6

        Don’t forget the rumor of a 10″ version, so count that a total of 3 so far. So that leaves 2 phones (Samsung and HTC). But hopefully they’ll have 5 choices of Nexus phones, which I doubt. Two phones sounds more realistic.

        • Mpme

          Phone with the largest battery wins my purchasem I dont care if its blue and yellow.

  • Joseph Tongret

    Could Tmo possibly be the first carrier to have a quad core processor packing Android handset? Could Tmo be falling in line with the international models from this point on in the flagship devices? I’m so glad I stand by the side of the underdog, always knowing that they are going to revolutionize at some point in the future! I love my T-Mobile, and if this is true I’ll be rocking a quad core One X! Even if it dropped on Tmo with the S4 chip set, so long as it shows up in the next couple of months then I’ll be dropping the cash, and having a lot of fun with this phone!

  • mreveryphone

    Battery and memory specs please??

  • TMoFan

    Ever since I read it I couldn’t stop thinking about the “G4x”. This is the phone I’ve been salivating over for months!

    Now if T-Mobile resolves my data reception issue I’ll be totally physced!

    • jbhotnessmon

      i own the g2x whatever you do stay away from lg take it from someone who fell for their crap

    • None

      Used to have great 4G, now on 2G about 85% or the time.  Same house, Same sofa, Same phone, Same SIM.  I wish they would fix my all-of-the-sudden-2G too.
      (Columbia, MD)

      • Devesh Batra

        same for me in NJ

        • None

          WTH is happening with this??  It is really unsettling because I cannot tell if this is permanent or temporary.  I can deal if this is just a month or two… but it is going on probably 2 months already and I fear that it may be the new normal here.
          PS, it is not the phone either… There is an Amaze 4G in the family (with a brand new SIM card) acting the same way.  

      • TMoFan

        You too? I’ve come across quite a few people here and on the T-Mobile forums going through the same thing. This is beyond ridiculous! T-Mobile needs to give us an explanation, at the very least a time-frame. I’m stressed out talking to so many people … currently have someone helping me from the T-Mobile support forums. What burns me is when they say “well everything looks okay”. No, unless you are standing here with me with a phone you cannot say that everything’s fine.

        • 21stNow

           Hopefully TmoTech will jump in on this.  I heard that this would happen with the 1900MHz band refarming efforts.  I don’t know if it’s true, because it wouldn’t make sense to me, but what do I know…

        • None

          How do I know if I am being refarmed?

        • 21stNow

          I don’t think that T-Mobile is officially releasing the information on where the refarming is taking place or its status.

        • TristanH

          Did you ever get this resolved? I’ve had that issue here on both our phones in Texas for over a month now. I’ll go from 4G to 2G to no data at all. Even no cell service.  Location was always strong before then it was suddenly gone.

          Tmobile support has assured me that the problem will be resolved in 72 hours…   two and a half weeks ago.

  • Polaris1

    HTC has to match the specs on the SG3 since that is now “the” flagship device for every carrier. If the One X+ has stock android, 2gb RAM, a removable battery and sd card….then its a homerun and HTC can take the claim of “best” android phone…at least for the moment.

    The non removeable battery and lack of sd card has hurt the ONE series in general. People want their data local, not in the cloud.

    • MarcusDW

      The 1GB of RAM in the Note made me cringe when I read the details on it earlier.  2GB or nothing for me.

    • it won’t have stock Android if it’s an HTC phone.

      • Noel

        Amen to ur comment..i have posted similar commenton various sites. I hope HTC has realized the omissions of an SD card and a bigger removable battery and the unavailability of the One X on multiple carriers cost them a lot of lost sales. Soo many of us were waiting for the One X on our Networks. Also hope they keep the device under 130mm tall.

        • HalfwayCrook

          removeable battery is stupid to complain about if the battery is big enough

  • Snapdragon S4

    Hold on, hold on. I thought that the Tegra 3 did not support HSPA+ 42 and that the T3+ was merely an LTE radio added onto the SoC. I really hope it’s the S4 quad with Adreno 320 instead.

  • sam michaels

    Another promising device. I’m just waiting for Feb to come so I can make my decision as to if I stay with Sprint or go to another company such as Verizon or T-Mobile.

  • liindo


  • Dax

    I’d rather it was the HD8

  • Deceptivesmiles

    Interesting. Looking forward to more info about this phone. This along w/ the devices slated for Nov 5 release by Google have me a lil geeked

  • BuddyLuv

    OMG OMG O.M.G! Finally Tmo is doing something right; well I hope so. Let’s see when the spec’s are released. Am keeping my fingers crossed for a 4.7″ or 5.3″ display. 4.3″ won’t do it for me anymore.

    • BrianR.

      Well minimum it will be 4.7″ since the current One X has that screen.


      The One X has a 4.8 inch display. I don’t think that will change.

  • jian9007

    The Tegra 3 plus is supposed to be a fairly significant upgrade from the Tegra 3 and can support up to 1920×1200 resolution. It’s one step above the Tegra 3 on Nvidia’s roadmap before Wayne comes out. Faster speeds and faster graphics as well. As long as it’s decent at power management and HTC gives us removable storage (which I expect, since the Evo 4G LTE has it on Sprint), and either a removable battery or at least 2500 mAh or more, and definitely 2GB RAM (thanks for spoiling me Samsung), then this might be my new phone. I’m assuming that a September release means it will have Jelly Bean, as well. Unless we see a Nexus announcement/rumors of something that’s better, or the Note 2 comes to T-Mobile (highly doubtful), then I think I’ll hold out for this one.   

    Actually, I’m hopeful that if it’s Tegra that it’s not the plus but the Tegra 4. The problem with the Tegra 3 is the older architecture it’s based on and the GPU, which is based on old technology. If it’s not A-15 based, then I’m hopeful for the quad-core S4 with Adreno 320.

  • UMA_Fan

    So does the Tegra 3 plus support HSPA+ 42?  I know Nvidia said their newer Tegra 3 would support LTE.

    Is this going to be a stock android phone?  The next part of the ‘G’ series?  By you saying it’s a One X for T-Mobile  are you ruling out it being a One X variant with stock android?

    Will this be the first quad core phone release on any carrier in the US?  Go T-Mobile.

    • Snapdragon S4

      Those are my questions too. Apparently, Taylor just answered one over at Android and Me and said, “Tegra 3 does not have an integrated modem. Handset makers can pair it with a multiple of different modems that support different networks.” Personally, I’d prefer a quad S4 with Adreno 320 but T3+ is okay I guess. Not sure about the stock Jellybean though.

    • Nooney_299

      Tmobile is preparing for LTE as we speak. All of the phones launched as of now will HAVE to have LTE abilities….going from 4G straight to LTE and these with 2G only are going straight to LTE. Magenta is doing awesome things yall! Just wait and watch!!!

  • DetroitTechnoFan

    Pleeeeeease include microSD and replaceable battery! That’s a REAL plus!

  • impressed i am … way to go Magenta. here’s hoping it launches with jelly bean :)

  • This is terrible.

    More HTC Sense nonsense in the face of Jellybean being available.


      Don’t be so sure. We may yet be surprised… We are still waiting for the next G-Series and this could be it!

  • Woohoo. But it won’t come out for another 4 months, lol.

    • secano

      Since when 4 months equal 1-1/2 months?

      • It doesn’t, this is true. But I’ve been with T-Mobile since 97, and they are always late. Thus my prior comment.

    • Joseph Tongret

      Hey J. Williams, Androholic here…. Even if it were 4 months, which is not what the article states, the hardware described will be more than relevant at that time. This is hardware that a US carrier is yet to see. Now as smartphones progress, I’m seeing more & more that hardware is meaningless without good software to back it up, but being that it’s no secret that your a HUGE fan of the Evo LTE, I’m sure you know that HTC is more then capable of producing some great software, and if it’s stock Android then that’s even better & I think you would agree with me on that.

      • Hey hey man, how are you?

        Yep your right. But based on how T-Mobile does things, in have little faith in them.

        • Joseph Tongret

          Well, read the comment I just left at the top. I’ve got faith in them that they can turn things around & they will. I really feel like Tmo is going to be the future premier carrier in the US. They have the tools, and they’re making some good moves in the right direction, but all we can do is keep our fingers crossed & hope for the best. For some reason I’m feeling that the underdog is the one to bet on here, and that goes for sprint & Tmo, and that’s not typical of me as I’m generally more of a realist that looks at the cold hard current facts…

  • Dave Mallari

    time to return my gs3…

  • Nick

    Would it be that hard to release the exact same phone with Sense and Vanilla versions?

  • Singleweird

    wallet = READY

  • BahamasGeek242

    At least we get the HTC Once X months later I hope it launches with Jelly Bean.  I will wait for the next Google Nexus phone the current model getting the job done for me but damn the ONE x looks good

  • ghulamsameer

    T-Mobile is going in the right direction and I love it. They’re last two releases and these two upcoming releases are both power machines that T-Mobile rarely provides. I love it.

  • krazytrixxxsta

    i love the look and design of the one x but the no sd card storage is such a turn off for me. i hope htc implement it for the tmo version.


      They did for Sprint with the EVO…

  • SDJB

    And of course this comes out a day after I gave up on rumors and decided to buy the S3. I have been an HTC fan since the Dash.
    I’ll give Samsung a try.

    • Noel

      If a serious HTC fan…sell the GS3 when this comes out and it is what you have been waiting for from HTC

  • Stoney Jonez

    Sure, they release it only months after my call center closes and I no longer get a discount lol

  • bill524

    This could instead be an HTC One X with an older Snapdragon S3 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz to provide similar performance to the newer Snapdragon S4 at 1.5 GHz.  It has been confirmed that HTC is doing this with the One S in other parts of the world due to supply issues with the S4 chip. http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/12/3079583/htc-one-s-s3-processor-asia-europe

    Of course, if it has the same display as the HTC One X on ATT, I may go ahead and get it anyway.

  • Guest

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I finally gave in and got a HTC One S!!!!!!!!!!

    • El_migz

      Sucks….I’ll let you know how the X+ runs :)


      Patience is a virtue… :-) 

    • tomnewtn

      I’ve been holding onto an upgrade for about a year now. I didn’t think I’d get to use it, but this will get me to pull the trigger.

  • Sharklover

    I’m sure it will also not have sd card or Replaceable battery so won’t take much away from S3 which still will be much better. HTC beats audio not so good.

  • None

    Watch them go an put a slider keyboard on it or something silly.  This appears to be too good for it to be TMO.

    • Auser72

      I seriously doubt it will have a keyboard. A slideout with a screen that size(4.7″+) would feel like a brick.

    • randomnerd_number38

       Don’t get my hopes up :(

  • fixxmyhead

    impressive but its an HTC so its a NO!!! 

    until they make them super easilly hackable just with odin no s-on garbage i will never buy these phone. 

    Samsung- odin+tar file= done .how easy was that its like noob proof. theres no adb or command windows to run just install odin and find the tar file and click the start button  and ur done

    HTC- HTCdevunlock crap+ s-on (which i still dont know what the hell this is for)=??WTF. wait i unlocked the bootloader but still have s-on can i still flash roms? other guy- yea u can still flash roms with s-on through fastboot ; ME- wtf so why do i even have to mess with this crap why is it even there. ugh i dont even have to mess with this garbage on samsung phones. so  confusing when dealing with an HTC phones

    • ogopogo

       True Dat.

    • souggie

      And the software AND hardware will still be be even better than the gs3 ESPECIALLY if it uses the s4 pro. Hell you throw 1 extra GB of ram, NFC and an SD card slot on the one s and it becomes essentially a 16gb gs3. I love my gs3 but my nexus with JB is twenty times better IMO, So my gs3 is gonna be sold to acquire a nexus 7 and this new HTC one x +

      • jelliottz

        The HTC One X (inerntional) is Tegra 3, and the article says this will be Tegra 3 also. I’m going to guess you’re SOL on a S4 Pro. Not saying I wouldn’t want to see that, but odds are not in its favor.

        • souggie

          True, but I’ll still cop a tegra 3 HTC one x with the same specs as a gs3 tho :). I believe in HTC!

      • Doc

        Add NFC, SD slot, and a GB of RAM. Sounds like you’re getting the lesser phone if you have to add all of that to get up to a GS3

        • souggie

          And the HTC one x has everything except the extra gig of ram…so the point of that comment was……? And the gnex still outdoes the gs3 in terms of performance with JB. Its still kinda laggy and pop up play is not smooth, however it is innovative

        • souggie

          The gs3, that is, is the kinda laggy one, not the nexus….however I’m due for upgrade on my second line…so if the HTC one x doesn’t meet my spec needs then I’ll return to the gs3 and wait for the JB update. I can get a nexus 7 and either a gs3 or HTC one x with the money I got by selling my gs3

        • souggie

          And there just like that! Sold for 600.00. Gotta love eBay

    • souggie

      So you like things to be done for you essentially. Its cool. We get that :)

    • SocalTeknique

      Same here, i’ve just got an Amaze last month but this S-On/-Off, HBoot, HTCDev unlock crap is pissing me off. Im still on Gingerbread (with Bulletproof 2.5 rom) and im not going to fry my SD slot with a paperclip to get S-Off. Also WTF is the 4.0 kernel source HTC? Sorry but HTC is crap.

      Waiting for the next Nexus phone.

    • its fairly simple to s-off if you take the time to read instructions not only that s-off only needs to be done once then you just download zip files place them on the sd card and flash them through clockworkmod.

      sure would odin be good? yeah but you cant odin on the go. i have the roms on my sd card and just flash em whenever.

  • Carloslacend

    Well T mo. This phone is going to be a bomb. With the battery replaceable or not. Or SD card or not. Everyone here has a complaint. neither the iPhone can do and no one complains.

    • Noel

      There are reason for that…Android fans are not blind followers…we don’t go for one size fits all…we love to customize our devices if possible. Also if this device comes with no SD card expansion or a replaceable battery, despite its other impressive specs might not do as well as if it came with both specs. Will also hope for a 2GB RAM

  • Cameron

    Yessssss! :)

  • secano


  • Devesh Batra

    where’s the iPhone 5 ?

    • secano

      Not here. Leave.

    • el_migz

      Seriously, get the hell out of here.

    • Joseph Tongret

      Exactly 77 slots below this on the official smartphone rankings chart! Lol, sorry but you know this is a haven for Android Fans!

  • zapote21

    No Touchwiz??  

    • OneXorBUST

      Not even a drop of touchwiz ;-)

    • HelloAmaze

      Thank god


      Considering it is an HTC device and not a Samsung  I would guess no touchwiz 

    • Anonymous

       touchwiz is the worst

  • Silk7412

    It doesn’t matter to me what phone comes out from tmobile right now.
    I’m waiting for the next nexus (hopefully 5 of them) to drop!

    • Andrewjdm95

      Tmo is taking all the AT&T exlusives

  • edward_2k1

    This is great for T-Mobile, Now all they have to do is starting getting devices early when they launch instead of months later(like the Galaxy Note and Now the One X) and we’ll be in business.

    • Get_at_Me

      Carrier exclusivity needs to end. Its not tmobiles fault theyre getting the note late. In an ideal world, carriers would just simply choose if they want to sell a device or not…. Vzw chose not to sell the gs2 and opted for the galaxy nexus…. While all other carriers were left in the cold with the gn.

  • Sidekicker89

    hey TmoTech, any news on the network that you can share? :)

  • JBLmobileG1

    Considering I just updated my device from the Amaze to the Galaxy S 3 32gb I am not really interested. I do like HTC phones however if this phone doesn’t offer a removable battery or sd card slot I don’t think it’ll do too well. If they do offer them along with the specs above HTC may be back in business. I am actually hoping they fixed their mistake with the One S but who knows.

    • Louis B

      Honestly the average consumers dont even take the battery out often let alone carry an extra one.

      • dkbnyc

        I doubt if there are any average consumers here.

        • Louis B

          Only about hundreds of millions of them out there. Who do you think bought the cheap Android phones?

  • Chris

    The BIGGEST question has to be : Will this be a vanilla android device?!! David, please weigh in! Thanks!

    • Keefer45

      I would also like to see this question addressed by somebody more privy to insider info. DAVID let us hear your 2 cents!!

  • FILA

    god damn, i been waiting for this since i heard the rumor, shit, but after i got the Nexus a few months ago, i do love my nexus, but i love the HTC hardware more. 

  • Joseph Tongret

    I’m probably crazy to most, but I have so much faith in magenta. I think they know that they need power moves right now, I think they’re hungry, and I think they feel they have what it takes to become “The Best Carrier in the Us”! The first step toward winning, is believing you can & believing you have to. I know Tmo is the underdog so it looks bleek to alot, but something tells me that they can do it. So, I guess we’ll see if Tmo has what it takes or not, and they are going to need more then just some desirable handsets like this, but I think they are doing a lot of things right with refarming the network, adding lte 10, and expanding working deals to expand their coverage area.

  • Anonymous

    guess i’m returning my 6 day old galaxy s3.. touchwiz is HORRIBLE

    will wait patiently for the htc one x, sense or no sense, it will be better than touchwiz

    • Mark Hennessey

      I hated TW on my Vibrant. I find the approach on the SGS3, um, less intrusive. For me, the pluses of TW outweigh the negatives. 

      But this is really what Android is all about. Different form factors, different presentations, and choices for the consumer. I hope you enjoy your One X+. And if you want a sneak peek, check out the One S. 

  • tomnewtn

    Ok, I think I might finally use my upgrade! How amazing is this? I’ll buy an unlocked iPhone 5 but this sounds like a great move TMO. Hopefully it will be stock, and have that same great display. I’ll probably go for it if it has SENSE however. 

  • tomnewtn

    SD cards fail. I’ll trust a cloud server and my own pc as a backup over an sd card any day!

    • JBLmobileG1

      Anything can fail. Personally I’d rather not have my information stored on someone else’s computer. Didn’t DropBox have a security breach recently? I love sd cards… to be safe just back up the information on it once in a while on your own PC and you’ll be good to go.

      • Guest

        I agree. My own computer is my choice. I might use DB for some things but nothing sensitive. I didn’t hear about a security breach at DB so will have to check in to that. And I don’t want to wait while things transfer via the web, when I can simply drag and drop. I see tradeoffs with most any scenario, but the lack of sd card is one I’ll not concern myself with. My Nokia E7 comes with a cable for use with USB jump drives but I can also backup to PC and then Nokia backs up to their server if you want. It’s worked well for them. 

  • Doug

    Sounds like my next phone, but only if its going to be compatible with TMO’s LTE, otherwise I wait.

  • Guest

    I overheard the techs who were inspecting the T mobile repeater or whatever it is next to my office yesterday talking about where the LTE will go, and it was clear they were in the planning stage for a modification. A previous tech told me that the equipment for iPhones to use 3g on TMO is coming quarter 3.  The LTE addition is well published and again mentioned in this CNET article about the One X+ – 

  • So now i gotta make a decision between the Galaxy S3 and this…Tough choice..hmmm

    • tomnewtn

      TEch Crunch said this- 
      What’s more, the rumor also alleged that the device in question would run a stock version of Ice Cream Sandwich instead of HTC’s Sense-ified take on the OS — something that should please all those avid Android tweakers surfing T-Mobile’s spectrum.

      • Garret Hussak

        If it’s going to be released in September, and is running ICS (not JB), then there are some major issues. :) I think your point was about it being vanilla Android, which yes, would be awesome and I do recall from the rumors.

    • guy

      Plus the s3 has major flaws..like.random screen cracks…..google it

    • Louis B

      search for the video review of the SGSIII by “heelsandtech” on Youtube where the reviewer compared the images produced by the AMOLED screen w real life images, you’ll see that AMOLED is incapable of producing true colours. 

  • ComeToTerms

    Ok, this is a beast of a phone.If you just got the Galaxy S3, send it back before the 14 days are up. I myself will stick with the recently purchased, Jelly Bean running Galaxy Nexus. Now if this phone is a vanilla version of Android (which i doubt), it is worth every penny! I personally would wait until November for the release of the new Nexii units. If you can’t wait, then this is the phone to have without question.

    • frigadroid

      It was rumored to be vanilla and that would be a big plus with the ridiculous amount of manufacturers & carriers bloatware now a days. Hate to say it but if I can’t swap media cards I’ll sacrifice the latest greatest htc offering and go with a free sammy just because Im old school and like to keep my collection available anytime. You never know when you might need it.

      • Anonymous

         or you don’t wanna use up data and be forced to stream or have decent wireless connections just to listen to music

  • TherecanbeonlyOne(X)

    About damn time! Now let’s see if T-mo can wrangle an SD micro card slot in there as well (like Sprint did)… and what about SG Note II? When’s it going to drop on T-mo, I wonder?

    • Richard Yarrell

      The good part this is a great addition to the Tmobile family of devices. Right at this time the top dog on every carrier is the Galaxy S3 nothing tops that devices. When this lands on tmobile it will be grat to add but better than the Galaxy S3 that’s very doubtful. Software wise the Galaxy S3 is the BEST SMARTPHONE on the market and that will remain until 2013 unless the GALAXY NOTE 2 comes along and trumps it. Either way Samsung will release the GALAXY NOTE 2 on all carriers in October just like they did the Galaxy S3 this past summer. There will be NO GALAXY NOTE 2 EXCLUSIVE CARRIER that’s for sure ONLY SAMSUNG has the balls to make carriers understand what they will have.

  • Dgkm

    The ‘+’ could mean plus a keyboard. This would still be in line with a G3. The rumor is vanilla android which the G units all share.

    • JustSaying

      Did you miss the article when HTC said they wouldn’t make physical keyboards anymore? :p

      • Herb

        Did you miss the article when HTC said they would be making some physical keyboards in the future but not necessarily right now?

      • I suspect HTC will make whatever if the carrier throws enough money at them.

    • JBrowne1012

      “+” could refer to hspa+ 42

      • Update: We’ve just been dropped a line from Taylor of Androidandme fame telling us that the “plus” sign relates to the Tegra 3 plus, meaning this One X for T-Mobile will have a 1.7GHz processor. How about them apples? 

    • Update: We’ve just been dropped a line from Taylor of Androidandme fame telling us that the “plus” sign relates to the Tegra 3 plus, meaning this One X for T-Mobile will have a 1.7GHz processor. How about them apples? 

  • I upgraded to the One S when Best Buy had them for $99. I really wanted the One X. It’s good to see TMO getting better phones. I just wish the One S and One X were released together so I could of upgraded to the phone I wanted. BTW – I’m loving the One S.

  • Newmexican

    Sounds nice, but I still want my G3 and I want it soon 

  • ……
    Update: We’ve just been dropped a line from Taylor of Androidandme fame telling us that the “plus” sign relates to the Tegra 3 plus, meaning this One X for T-Mobile will have a 1.7GHz processor. How about them apples? Folk don’t read

  • Benmartin1974

    I just got my HTC One X and this review http://search4reviews.net/ helped me make up my mind, glad I got it, best phone ive had so far. :)

  • Mike in FL

    Do we know if this phone will definitely not be compatible with TMO’s upcoming 4G network? I hate to use an upgrade on a phone that won’t be forward compatible…

    • Singleweird

      it will not have LTE. its a 42mbps hspa+ device. the new network won’t be available in most markets for a long, long time and the hspa+ is here to stay, so your money  won’t be wasted. you’ll probably want a new phone by then anyway. 

  • Which way is Up?

    As an owner of the international One X on T Mobile, I am very pleased to learn that T Mobile will get its own One X (fashionably late to the party with an updated processor, lol). If it does allow for expandable memory, hopefully, it will be like the Amaze which came with 16 Gigs of internal with expandable storage.  Otherwise, please throw in 32 Gigs.  I’m sure we won’t see 64 Gigs of internal, 16 Gigs would not make sense for the One X+…

  • chaz edwards

    So im guessing nvidia came out with their tegra3+ which is just a tegra3 chip clocked higher and with more capable bands for lte and hspa+ 42mbs. Just stay away from tegra products 4 cores does not mean better than 2. Qualcomm and Exynos  processors are better than it anyway.

    • Which way is Up?

      You are correct. As of right now, 4 cores really does not bring anything new to the table that 2 cores cannot do-in everyday use so, that should not mean stay away.  Also, as far as which chipset is “better,” I know there are benchmark numbers that would back up your statement, however in real life, day to day use, single/dual/quad core chipsets maintain very similar levels of function. 
      I’m going by my experience from owning an international Desire HD (single core 1 GHz Snapdragon) to then moving on to the Sensation to the Amaze to then back to a Sensation XE to now a One X.  The only key difference I found was, my Desire HD could not record video in 1080 resolution whereas my Sensation (and every other multicore phone) could.  The only real benefit I see with my quad core One X is the optimized games taking advantage of the NVIDIA GPU which again, doesn’t really mean much to me and many other users I am sure. 
      If I want to record quality HD video, I have my movie camera.  If I want to play games I have my PS3.   

    • Snapdragon S4

      Yes you are right. Taylor just answered a question over at Android and Me that pertains to this and said, ” Tegra 3 does not have an integrated modem. Handset makers can pair it with a multiple of different modems that support different networks.” What’s strange is that the only modem from Nvidia that supports HSPA+ 42 is the Icera 410, which I read that it has only been certified for AT&T networks as of now. I’d personally prefer a quad Snapdragon S4 with Adreno 320 but this is okay I guess.

  • Singleweird

    if anyone’s experiencing the hotspot block with tmobile i can walk you through a work-around (no rooting). just figured it out. email me at single weird at gmail dot com with no spaces

  • sounds good  hope its better then the g2 or g2x

  • zp

    please please dear god let this have an SD slot, and PURE ICS or JB!!  icing on cake would be 64gb built in!

    • Anonymous

       i think 32gb built in wouldn’t be unreasonable. I just hope tmo and htc work together to give us more.. something like the evo that sprint has now..

      larger battery.. camera button.. sd slot.. etc..

  • theking_13

    I currently have the AT&T HTC One X unlocked on T-Mobile, but unless its something unique or has some nice changes like the EVO 4G LTE, I’ll stay on EDGE.

    S4 chipsets have better battery life and some better performance than the Tegra 3 anyways.

  • 5 a.m.

    The hTC One X+ : the ‘+’ stands for the new Tegra 3+ chip, hence the ‘+’. Tegra 3+ (1.7 ghz quad core and 25% faster GPU) will have 2 chips; Grey will be specifically built to support LTE, which is the first Tegra 3 chip that supports voice over LTE. Wayne is the second one. Both are named under the super hero’s name. Grey for Jean Grey aka Phoenix and Wayne for Bruce Wayne aka Batman.

  • Tomnewtn

    I handled the One X at Costco today and found it to be a nice size and weight. The rep let me check out a white working model, so it wasn’t a dummy. They were unaware of this news so I filled them in, telling to take it with a grain of salt.  Also looked at the NOTE. Thing is huge, and one of Samsung’s nicer builds but no Touchwiz for this guy. I’ll take that 1x please.

  • tekmonkey

    Didn’t think this would happen.  I liked the HTC One but didnt like that it was the dumbed down version.  I ended up getting a SGS 3 from Tmobile (for free) last week.  I just received it in the mail.  Now I am thinking about sending it back and waiting for the HTC One X+.   Anyone use both phones and have an opinion? 

    • Aaron Nguyen

      The HTC One X+ isn’t even out yet…

      • tekmonkey

        I know, thats why I said I would wait for it.

        • k-mack

          But you just asked if anyone used it….lol…

        • Jason Crumbley

          That’s because people can buy it from AT&T and use it on T-mobile’s network. Kind of like the iPhone. 

        • Joseph K

          you cant make use of the HSDPA+ tho … thats what im suffering with the iphone right now lolz… gonna wait for this thing to come out

        • Jason Crumbley

          Your pain should be over in the not too distant future with T-mobile refarming some of their edge network to HSDPA+. 

    • zp

      in my opinion the quality of the htc one x is superior to the sgs3, but i can’t live without SD expansion.  if they get an SD slot, i’ll get this over the sgs3 or note. it would be beyond amazing if this had vanilla android too.

    • zp

      i would also say that touchwhiz is a huge negative and turns me off to almost every samsung product.  the build quality of the note is better than the gs3, but the one x seems the best, considering touchwhiz.

    • sharklover

      The S3 because it has a removable battery and SD card both of  which are huge. If you use the ohones to read alot and play games like Asphalt 7 the battery goes fast. With the S3 it is so fast to change the battery. I love it. HTC made a huge mistake leaving out both features and boy are they paying the price. My guess is Samsung is selling close to 10 to 1.

      • Enoel69

        Very very True…i think those two missing specs make up for one of the reasons the phone is not selling like GS3. The other reason being lack of availability on all the carriers. I held off getting the GS3 a superb device i must add to see what the One X+ and the next Nexus will bring to the table. Both the One X+ and JB Nexus must include SD card slot, replaceable battery and 2GB RAM to really do it for me. Hope the One X+ will also come with stock Android to give it a leg up on the GS3.

  • Youngtexas_balla06

    I have both the One X and GS3, but I’m selling the One X because it lacks features and sd card slot, it’s a great phone but the S3 is just a better all around phone… in my opinion. Th only thing I would say that the One X has is build quality, but I’m in love with the light weight of the S3.

    • Anonymous

       what features does the one x lack?

      • JointhePredacons

        i was about to say the same thing.

    • sterr

      The One X is lighter than the S3!

  • JointhePredacons

    what + sign ?? am i blind because i dont see a + sign in that photo. How bout we just wait for TMO or HTC to confirm, not be fanboys and assume its a ONE X …..TMO has a ONE, the ONE S …..another ONE, no pun, would be boring as hell……make the G3 HTC please.  

    • Anonymous

       please enlighten us with your insider information

      • JointhePredacons

        what “insider information”  im giving an opinion. if youre gonna criticize someone , pick a name and find a pair of balls, ok ?   Another ONE phone would be boring, thats my point. Plus there is no + sign in the picture above. 

        • Right, so you don’t clearly don’t get “insider information,” which would be MY information and I didn’t post anything because I couldn’t. I’ve seen it, I know the + is there because I’ve seen docs where it exists. I’ve never seen a million dollars, I guess it doesn’t exist either. 

        • Keefer45

          Ha ha ha, ziiiing!

        • Tomnewtn

          Won’t be boring to me if it’s a One x. I passed on the One S. I wonder if there are others who also feel it won’t be boring. 

  • if it comes to be, it will come to me :)

  • TnazilChowdury

    Screw Tegra 3+, how about S4 Pro? That would kill.

  • jayman12

    My upgrade was coming on august 10. was gonna get the GS3 but i guess i will have to wait to see until what this phone comes to the table. or perhaps might wait for the nexus/iphone as well. but i dont to wait. i need to get rid of that shitty crackberry. somebody help me . should i wait or should i get that gs3? also pro or cons as well ty

    • whiteiphoneproblems

      Wait a few months, so you can choose between all the options you mentioned; you’ll be glad you did.  You can live with that crackberry a little longer… 

  • your name

    So a rep told me a what he knew about the one x. Pretty much he said the same things you say in the article but he also added that it will be future proof. He said that it will have lte connectivity, any thoughts about that David? I just don’t want to believe in Santa Clause, if you know what I mean.

  • bradsh

    A shame. I will never buy a tegra device again. The headphone audio on my Nexus 7 is very poor, and it’s because the tegra includes a lackluster audio chipset by default.

  • Duros

    Nah.. it is the G3