HTC wants a worldwide One X launch? Can the new HTC smartphone with Android 4.0 outsell the rumored Galaxy S3?
HTC and Sprint are expected to announce “something” on April 4th. Surprisingly (due to time zone), April 5th (4th in the US) is also the expected release date of the HTC One X online according to one retailer based in United Kingdom.
If the April 4th Sprint and HTC event is for the HTC One X, then it is highly possible that the device will debut in LTE ready United States and Canada shortly after the Europe, Asia and Australia releases.
For starters HTC One X is first high-end Android smartphone of HTC this year which features Nvidia’s Tegra 3 CPU (in non LTE markets) and Snapdragon S4 (for LTE-ready countries), a new 8MP camera with better software, and a large HD screen with more pixels per inch than last year’s HTC phone lineup.
It’s obvious that HTC wants its own “momentum” by releasing the One X in all major markets while avoiding the long lag time between the international release and the United States/Canada release.
And to build the so-called momentum, HTC is launching a world tour to promote the new phones (also the One V and the One S). HTC said in its latest blog post:
HTC One is the most exciting smartphone we’ve launched. Not only am I incredibly proud of what our designers and engineers have produced, I’ve also been thrilled by the reception from bloggers and press.
But we don’t build phones for the press, we build them for you, our fans all around the world. That’s why we want to know what everyone thinks of them. So we’ve embarked on a round-the-world trip to bring HTC One directly to our fans.
Over the next several weeks, we’re going to dozens of cities, from New York to New Delhi, Paris, London, Warsaw, and many more. Why? So we can share the HTC One experience with our fans.
Similarly, HTC’s rival, Samsung Mobile, is also (reportedly) planning a strategy that will avoid long “long gap” between the international and U.S. launches.
Samsung is expected to launch the brand new Samsung Galaxy S3 Android smartphone and based on rumors, it is a “high-end” Android phone that will compete against HTC’s One X and also Apple’s next iPhone. The latest “release date rumor” points to April.
Last year, Samsung’s Galaxy S2 failed to beat the iPhone 4S in United States due to the so-called “delay.” According to Samsung, the S2 is the company’s “most popular” Android phone to date based on sales.
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