HTC’s flagship, the HTC One X (together with the One S) is slowly becoming one of the most prestigious devices in Europe and the US. The One line design has been standing out as elegant and modern, just what a 21st century smartphone should look like.
So now, the Japanese decided to have their own One S, which bears the name HTC J. The reason why so many bloggers consider the phone identical with the One line is the specs list with too many coincidences. The main and naturally most noticeable difference is the design of the phone.
It will be bound with KIDDI, which is compatible with WiMAX rather than LTE. It will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and will already be updated with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. On the back you can find an 8MP camera, while a 1.3MP camera is located on the front for video chat. Although HTC has recently been moving away from Beats Audio, the leaked pictures of the HTC J show Beats headphones included in the package.
The weird habit of phone manufacturers of releasing the same phone with different names is gradually becoming a usual practice. It’s good HTC is working on a new phone launch (considering the financial problems it has) but this might also get on mobile users’ nerves. What’s the point of producing different phones with the same specs? Users always want something new after the first device.