Possible HTC One X design flaw found
Currently the most wanted smartphone on the Android platform is arguably the HTC One X, at least until the Samsung Galaxy S3 is released. Unfortunately there are times when a new piece of tech becomes available design issues can emerge, even the mighty Apple are not immune to problems as was seen with the launch of the iPhone 4 and antennagate. We now have news of a possible design flaw being found with the HTC One X.
The guys over at Cnet noticed a problem on their review handset that may be only a problem that will be found on the demo devices, but is worrying all the same. When testing the HTC One X it was found that pushing the edges of the curved screen causes the display to flex, which in turn causes patches of discoloured pixels to track your finger movements that can be seen in the video below.
It was also found that it was possible to mistakenly activate something on the screen by gripping the handsets sides tightly. The problem has been noticed on four different HTC One X devices with three of them being supplied by the company, and one by mobile carrier Three.
Daniel Hundt of HTCs design consultancy, One & Co, was asked about the problem who replied “I was not aware of that maybe this is not a shipping build, we would never let that ship”. Even though none of the handsets in question came in the final retail packaging, a spokesperson for HTC said previously that the handset samples were the final hardware build.
Currently HTC has not clarified whether this problem is only affecting demo versions of the HTC One X or if it is a wider problem. If retail versions of the device are affected it will soon come to light with disgruntled owners returning their device for a refund. Have you got the HTC One X and noticed this problem? Will this delay you purchasing one?