Along with the One X+, today AT&T revealed that it will sell a new lower-end handset by HTC named the One VX. I was able to spend a few minutes with the One VX at an AT&T event in New York tonight and came away pretty impressed. This is definitely not a high-end handset, but at a lower $0-$100 price point (with a two-year contract), it might be worth consideration by anyone looking for a new phone on AT&T.
The phone is mostly identical in style and function to HTC’s One X handset, but the body is made of a cheaper plastic material, the Snapdragon S4 processor is only dual-core (oh heavens, no!), and it has a slightly lower pixel resolution at just 960 x 540. Most high-end handsets clock in at 1280 x 720 these days. But you know what? Few of these things matter. HTC has included its ImageSense chip inside the phone, so it should take great photographs (5-megapixel, f/2.0) like the One X. The front camera is a little weak at only 0.3 megapixels, so if you’re infatuated with yourself, this may not be your best option. Those who are vain should try the HTC Windows Phone 8X; it has a 2.1-megapixel front camera with a wide-angle lens).
The One VX doesn’t have a final price or a firm release date, but it’s coming to AT&T sometime this autumn.