The HTC One XL – that’s the LTE dual-core version of the HTC One X, the same on that AT&T currently carries in the US – will be arriving in Germany soon on Vodafone, T-Mobile, and O2. Vodafone and HTC made this announcement yesterday at a joint press conference yesterday. The off-contract, unsubsidized price is €699 from Vodafone, or €659 when buying directly from HTC. Pricing on T-Mobile and O2 have not yet been announced.
The One XL looks identical to the One X; the only difference is that it sports a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor instead of NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3. Additionally, the European One XL will support quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 850/900/1800/1900MHz, dualband UMTS/HSPA+/HSUPA at 900/2100MHz, and triband LTE at 800/1800/2600MHz. Technically speaking, AT&T’s version of the One X in the US is actually a One XL.
I, for one, am happy to see LTE slowly become more widely available, as well as powerful handsets coming to market that can take advantage of it, like the One XL. Do any of you living in Europe plan to pick up this device?[The Unwired]