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Those that are itching to get their mitts on the recently-unveiled HTC One X+ may want to check out Expansys U.S.A., since they've started accepting pre-orders for the unlocked model. Unfortunately, it looks like this is the European model, so don't expect it to work on AT&T's LTE network. Of course, you could always wait for more info about the AT&T version and see what they're charging on-contract.  Though no price or date are given on Expansys, those that pre-order will be first in line for a unit and will be notified as soon as details get nailed down. 

We've spent some time with the One X+, and so far everything is looking good. Though some of it is looking familiar from the original One X, there's also lot that's got a bump upwards. Here's a quick run-down  of the specs. 

  • 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2100mAh battery
  • 64GB of internal storage in the UK, other markets may vary
  • 4.7-inch laminated SuperLCD2 display at 720p (1280x720) resolution with Gorllla Glass 2
  • Internal speaker with built-in amplifier
  • 8.0MP rear camera with BSI sensor, f/2.0 lens and HTC ImageSense
  • 1.6MP front-facing camera with HTC ImageSense
  • HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity in Europe, LTE connectivity in the U.S.
  • Wifi, Bluetooth and NFC support
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS with HTC Sense 4+
  • Size: 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 135 grams with battery

So, anyone going to snag one of these on Expansys, or are you going to wait a month or two and get one right from AT&T?

Thanks Harel!

 

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HTC One X+ goes on pre-order at Expansys U.S.A.

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Will the 3G/3.5G work on T-Mobile's 1900Mhz re-farmed network?

NETWORK HSPA/WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

I'm wondering the same thing. I have a T Mobile Galaxy S2 but would love this phone so long as it is compatible with T-Mobile's HSPA+. I get great speeds (4-8MB downloads) here in Austin.

Dug a little deeper and it looks like to get 4G on T-Mobile you'll need the 1700 and 2100 bands. This phone doesn't support the 1700 so I'm guessing it won't work. Can anyone confirm this?

wanna knows this as well. I have been waiting for this phone forever! Is there any other source for unlocked version?

Specs on the Expansys page clearly state this is the HSPA+ version.
NETWORK HSPA/WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz,

So no LTE, which might not be that bad, considering how little AT&T LTE actually exists, and the battery drain it imposes.

But I had another question:

Is it known for a fact that European LTE will not in fact work on AT&T?
Historically anything that ran on generic GSM in most of Europe would also work on AT&T, and since these are programmable radios, they may only need a properly configured SIM.

It will probably require someone (Maybe AC guys) mailing a Euro LTE phone to the US and testing this with an AT&T LTE sim.

Oh, and Expansys says this has Glonass (Russian GPS) as well as US GPS, so positioning should be much faster with many more sats to use. My Acer A700 uses Glonass too, and its not uncommon for it to see 18 sats at once.

Wow..

The Most Powerful Smartphone Out of the Box That Money Can Buy..

This Galaxy Note *1* owner is impressed.. :-)

From past experience I am very weary of purchasing phones from Expansys.
My One X is from them, from the first week the GPS didn't work, and it took just over three months for them to send me the details on how to send it back for warranty repair.
Even then they said - Sorry, phone only has 3 months warranty and it's too late to send it back. Before I purchased they said it has HTC warranty. They finally took it and fixed it under warranty. It took a month to get it back, and then It died again 2 weeks later. Took another 2 weeks and 4 emails to get them to give me a return # and shipping info. Now they have had it just over 2 weeks, not returning calls, emails etc...
They seem very happy to take your money, and based on my experience, appalling after sales support. I'll update on what happens, however I would think twice or three times before purchasing from them...

I agree with Expansys being a retailer to avoid. I purchased a HTC One X when it was first released, and I wound up with the South-East Asian model. This even though it was from Expansys-USA. This meant that Amazon MP3 and other apps wouldn't work. I had to install a custom app to "trick" the phone into thinking it was from another locale. Very misleading. Avoid them.

If you buy overseas, go with Handtec. Great service and they do not sell models other than UK/USA models. I've verified this with them.