We’re in Singapore for HTC’s regional launch of the HTC One X+, Windows Phone 8X and 8S. The 8X and 8S from HTC are dubbed first signature Windows Phone devices which runs on the latest Windows Phone 8 while the One X+ is their latest flagship for the Android platform.
To recap on the specs, the HTC One X+ is a bumped up version of its earlier HTC One X smart phone that comes with a large 4.7″ Super LCD2 display. The internals have been upgraded with newer quad-core Tegra 3 AP37 processor running at 1.6GHz and it comes with 64GB of on-board storage. In addition, it also comes with 25GB of dropbox cloud storage for 2 years. It still retains the same Super LCD2 display pushing 1280×720 pixels, 1GB of RAM and the snappy 8MP shooter with image sense.
The front facing camera has been upgraded to a 1.6MP shooter and the built-in non-removable battery has been increased to 2,100mAh capacity. It runs on the current Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense UI. With all the extra upgrades, it still maintain the same 8.9mm thickness but with a slight increase of 5 grams in weight. The HTC One X+ will be available in mid-November which is about 2 weeks from now.
HTC has just announced the Desire SV, a mid-spec device with dual-SIM (micro-SIM) support. It comes with a 4.3″ Super LCD2 display that does 800×480 resolution and it is powered with a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm processor that’s mated with 768MB of RAM.
On-board it comes with 4GB of storage (2.2GB usable) which is expandable via microSD up to 32GB. Despite being a mid-spec device, it comes with a decent f/2.2 8MP camera shooter with image sense. The camera comes with a BSI Sensor for better low light performance. Over at the back, it comes with a removable 1,620mAh battery and out of the box, it runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Just like other HTCs, it comes with 25GB Dropbox for 2 years.
The HTC Desire SV comes in 2 colours – Stealth Black and Yellow as pictured here. Overall, it has a thickness of 10.7mm and weighs 131 grams. No details of pricing and Malaysia availability yet. More details of the HTC Desire SV here.
Apart from the Desire SV, HTC also has announced the similar looking One SV which comes with single SIM slot, a higher clocked 1.2GHz Qualcomm S4 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage, larger 1,800mAh battery and has variant with LTE support. The One SV is also thinner and lighter too at 9.2mm thick and 122 grams heavy. The only shortfall of the One SV is that it uses a lower 5MP camera. Availability of the One SV in Malaysia is not known yet. More details of the One SV over at HTC’s product page.
Head after the break for more hands-on photos of the Desire SV.
UPDATE: SurfMore bundling of Galaxy Note II compared with other telco offerings.
After introducing its voice-centric TalkMore plans, Maxis now introduces new SurfMore 50 and SurfMore 75 which offers a rather generous mobile internet at affordable rates. SurfMore 50 offers 2GB of data quota for just RM50/month while SurfMore 75 offers a huge 5GB quota for RM75/month. Just like its rival DG Smart Plan, the month subscription is only for mobile internet, with calls and SMS charged separately.
The new plans are actually a replacement of the earlier introduced Internet Value 50 & 75 plans and Maxis has given extra 33-43% extra data boost for the same subscription fee. The pay as you use rates for calls/sms remains the same with voice calls being charged at 12sen/min within Maxis and 20sen/min to other networks. For SMS, it is 5sen/SMS within Maxis and 15sen/SMS to others. Maxis also gives discounts on the monthly subscription fee for those that uses a lot with 25% off for usage above RM150 and 100% off if you use more than RM250.
Head after the break for the full details.
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