The HTC One XL is expected to become the first 4G phone from Everything Everywhere, the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile, which will be launching the United Kingdom’s first 4G network later this year. Ofcom has given the carrier approval to go live on September 11, but it is believed that customers won’t actually gain access to the network until late September, or early October.
The One XL is identical to the One X, except it boasts a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and LTE, rather than an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. It’s already available on AT&T in the United States, and on Vodafone in Germany. But according to sources for Pocket-lint, it will be making its U.K. debut later this September.
The device could be accompanying the iPhone 5, which is expected to become the first 4G iPhone this fall. If the handset supports Everything Everywhere’s frequency band, the carrier could have a “4G exclusive” on the device — at least initially.
Everything Everywhere is yet to confirm this news, so don’t get too excited just yet.