HTC has become Samsung's direct competitor in the Android market. Proof of this is the release of the company's latest preordering scheme of its latest smartphone, the HTC One X. Media reports say that buyers can place early orders of the HTC One X via BuyMobilesPhones for around $749 or £472 on UK's mobile operator known as O2. The preorder will require a downpayment of 21% and a monthly fee of about $24 or £15.50 for a contract of two years.
The 100 Internet All Rounder package of O2 consists of 100 inter network minutes, 20 photo messages and 500 text messages which is not ideal for majority of users. This implies that the contract is intended for the handset instead of the bundle.
HTC One X is a powerful rival of the soon upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3. Samsung has not yet announced the official launch and availability dates of the Galaxy S3 but HTC One X was already introduced together with two other handsets during the 2012 Mobile World Congress last February.
At the moment, HTC has not shared anything about the cost, date of release and availability of the One X. Initial rumors points to the 10th of June as the date when the device will hit shelves. But, there are also rumors saying that it will already be released by the 4th of April.
A BGR report says that Sprint and HTC has released invitations to the media for a merged event on the 4th of April. Dan Hesse, the CEO of Sprint and Jason Mackenzie, the President of HTC will be hosting the event. Many are anticipating for the two companies to collaborate and make the official announcement of the HTC One X's availability via Sprint.
As Sprint customers need to wait for the HTC One X, it has already been unveiled at AT&T with the name HTC One XL. It is not powered by a quad core processor but it will have the LTE feature to compensate for it.
The latest reports points to a release date of the HTC One on the 4th of April in the US and an April 6 launch in the UK.