HTC Endeavour C2 Appears, Could it be the One X+?

Word is spreading like wildfire that HTC is preparing to launch an even more powerful sequel to the One X smartphone.

Word comes from UK tech site Stuff, who claims to have a mole on the inside of HTC. According to their source, HTC is prepping a new top of the line smartphone with the codename ‘Endeavour C2’. If you cast your mind back to a time before the One X launched, you’ll remember that the Endeavour was its codename – could this new phone be the One X 2, or an upgraded ‘One X+’?

HTC’s plans certainly allude to the Daft Punk song ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’, with upgrades to the processor and battery tipped. The quad-core Tegra 3 processor of the One X will be blown away by a new 1.7GHz quad-core chip, although we’ve not been told whether HTC is sticking with Nvidia or switching to Qualcomm and its S4 chips.

The battery is said to be improved, although we expect this is a measure to counter-balance the more powerful processor. Nevertheless, the complaints about the One X’s poor battery life may have prompted HTC to make improvements to appease its customers.

In terms of looks it seems that the Endeavour C2 won’t stray too far from the original One X design, leading us to believe that this phone is likely to be labelled a One X+ rather than a One X2.

Stuff’s source claims that the new model will be compatible with all of the One X’s accessories, which is almost a dead cert that it’ll be extremely similar in size and shape. We’re also told that a new colour will be available, presumably to distinguish the new model from the original.

Finally, HTC is beefing up its video on demand service Watch, and the Endeavour C2 will be the first phone to feature it. Additionally, a piece of software called ‘ClearVoice’ will be added to ensure that call quality is as good as it can be.

This handset is expected to launch as soon as October 1st, and will be priced around £5 higher per month on most networks, making it around the £35-£40 mark.

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