AT&T has just announced that the HTC One X will hit store shelves on May 6 with a $199 price tag (2-year contract included, of course), and that pre-orders for the hotly anticipated handset will begin on April 22.
Though it sports the same 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD2 display, 8-megapixel rear shooter and Sense-ified take on Ice Cream Sandwich that its more worldly cousin does, US-spec One X is still a slightly different affair. AT&T’s model forgoes the Tegra 3 chipset for instance, opting instead for a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and an LTE radio. While some are sure to lament the loss of that quad-core horsepower, LTE should stand to give the device’s mobile web and data experience a real kick in the pants.
All of those components are wrapped in a sturdy — not to mention handsome — polycarbonate body, unlike the micro arc oxidized aluminum frame seen in One S. That’s probably for the best, all things considered, as some One S owners have managed to chip the supposedly more robust material just weeks after launch.
Of course, AT&T’s One X isn’t the only one slated to hit our shores shortly. Though they declined to lock down a specific date, Sprint also recently revealed the Evo 4G LTE, their own (heavily-redesigned) variant of HTC’s flagship handset that’s second to launch some time in Q2. Meanwhile, T-Mobile will be hosting an event in honor of HTC’s One S tonight where they’re expected to reveal the device’s official release date.