Australians will soon be able to get their hands on the fourth 4G smartphone to hit the Australian market, the HTC One XL.
Available for pre-order on the internet today for shipping from June 1 and in Telstra stores from June 5, the latest 4G HTC joins the HTC Velocity 4G, which launched in Australia in January, the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, which launched in March, and the HTC Titan 4G, which launched last week.
The One XL runs Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich Android operating system, has a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, and sports a 4.7-inch “Super LCD” screen with 1280 x 720 HD resolution. It can also store up to 32 gigabytes worth of files, has 1GB of RAM, and near field communication technology built-in, which will be useful for when Australian banks start to adopt contactless payments on smartphones.
Its back-facing camera has the same number of megapixels as the iPhone 4S – 8. On the scales, however, it weighs 11 grams less than the iPhone, coming in at 129 grams.
The 4G capability means that those using the One XL in 4G coverage areas can access “typical download speeds ranging from 2Mbps to 40Mbps and typical upload speeds from 1Mbps to 10Mbps”, according to Telstra, the only telco to be stocking the new smartphone. When outside of 4G coverage areas the One XL reverts to slower 3G speeds.
The One XL is available from Telstra on a $59 a month plan.
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