Sometimes our friends down under get unfairly left out of the news as far as the latest and greatest hardware goes. Fear not, Australians: HTC hasn’t forgotten about you, and neither has Ausdroid. They spotted the HTC One X hanging out a Virgin Mobile web page. (Not to be confused with the US version of Virgin Mobile, a budget no-contract network – in Australia it’s more like AT&T or Verizon.) While there’s no release date beyond “early April”, the One X is free with a two-year contract on a $59 plan or higher.
Australia’s LTE network is still in its infancy, so they’re getting the full Tegra 3 quad-core version of the HTC One X. Other specs like the massive 4.7-inch 720p screen, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and the Ice Cream Sandwich/Sense UI 4.0 combination make it one of the most anticipated phones out there at the moment. The One X will also be headed to Optus, with the One XL (the LTE/Snapdragon S4 version) headed to Telstra, so Australians will have plenty of carrier choices when the phone finally arrives.
That’s 200% more choices than we’ll have here in the States. AT&T is the only carrier confirmed to get the One X so far, and it’ll be the Qualcomm variant (though it isn’t getting the “XL” moniker). While the One S and One V are headed to a handful of other carriers, the options for the One series as a whole are depressingly narrow. The UK and Europe are set to see all three phones in April, and the US and Australia should follow shortly.