Despite promising that it would churn out fewer smartphones this year, HTC appears to have a third One X variant — dubbed the HTC One XXL — planned out already. According to a screenshot reported to be from the device itself, the One XXL will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM.
It will also sport a 4.7-inch Super LCD2 display, an 8-megapixel camera, LTE connectivity, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The difference between this handset and its One X siblings, of course, is that it combines a quad-core processor with LTE connectivity. The original One X features a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, which doesn’t support LTE. While the One XL features LTE connectivity but has to make do with a dual-core processor.
Other than this, all three handsets are largely the same, with the same 4.7-inch, 720p displays, and the same 8-megapixel rear-facing cameras. However, there is one other difference: With 2GB of RAM, the One XXL has 1GB more memory than the others.
Earlier this year, HTC promised it would release fewer smartphones during 2012 after admitting that it “tried to do too much” last year. However, with three variations of the One X in as many months, I’m not so sure the Taiwanese company is sticking to that plan. Sure, these improvements are great for new customers who will be adopting the One X, but for those who already have, it’s going to be painful to see a newer, better handset coming just months after the original.
How do you feel about this?