Europe gains HTC One XL next month

As you probably know when HTC unveiled the HTC One X smartphone they also unveiled the HTC One XL handset, and yesterday HTC along with Vodafone Germany formally announced that the Android Ice Cream Sandwich One XL would launch in Europe next month.

According to the guys over at Phone Arena by way of The::unwired, apparently Vodafone Germany will be the first carrier to offer the HTC One XL, and will be followed by Duetsche Telecom and O2 Germany.

The HTC One XL Android smartphone is one of the first 4G LTE handsets for the European market, and as such required a hardware change to make the device LTE capable. The HTC One X sports an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor, but doesn’t support LTE, and so the HTC One XL features a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 dual core processor the same as what had to be done with the AT&T HTC One X.

However other than that processor change, the HTC One XL still packs the same as the HTC One X, a 4.7-inch 720p HD touch screen, an 8 megapixel auto-focus rear facing camera with LED flash, 1080p video, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and of course the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and Beats Audio.

Vodafone Germany will offer the HTC One XL in black only, although the Android smartphone will become available in both black and white in June, and as for price, Vodafone Germany will offer the handset off contract for €699, whilst HTC will offer the device for €659.


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