The LTE version of the HTC One X is set to launch with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor on board. This is opposed to the NVIDIA Tegra-3 quad-core processor that was originally announced with the device, and while the Snapdragon S4 can definitely hold its own, without doubt there have been plenty of upset customers who were bummed to find out that their LTE capable One X will only be sporting a dual-core processor instead of a quad-core. Well if you thought that was bad, it seems that the folks in China are having it worse.
According to reports, HTC is working on a special version of the One X for the Chinese market. It will not feature a quad-core processor nor the Snapdragon S4. Instead it will be packing last year’s Snapdragon S3 dual-core processor in its place! We’re not sure why HTC chose an older processor; lower prices perhaps? The model number is the X720d and apart from its processor, there are other changes under the hood.
It will sport a removable plastic back cover (as opposed to polycarbonate) and a microSD card slot for memory expansion. Apart from that, the rest of its specs are pretty much the same. This inclides a 4.7” 1280×720 HD display, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and will support both CDMA and GSM radios. No word on pricing but it is expected to launch on China Telecom’s network sometime mid-June. So as you can see, the Snapdragon S4 processor might not be such a bad idea after all.