HTC One X+ will NOT be coming to Australia


We first saw the HTC One X+ back at the beginning of last month when it was announced globally. At the time we approached HTC about an Australian launch and were advised that “The HTC One X + was announced globally on 3 October 2012. However, HTC cannot comment on unreleased products in the Australian market.“. The phone showed up briefly on the HTC Australia webpage before being removed and now it appears HTC has now made the decision regarding a release of the HTC One X+ for Australia and the news is not good, we will not be getting the phone here. HTC has replied to a question from Rami on their Facebook page :

We will certainly be following up with HTC Australia to see if there is any further reasoning behind the decision that they are willing to share, but at this stage if you were looking at the HTC One X+ as your next phone you may need to look through importers such as Mobicity who are selling the device for $699 plus delivery with stock expected around the 12th of November.

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  • Rob1003

    This is in line with HTC’s policy of alienating as many people as possible as they slowly go out of business. Really it’s hard to get enthusiastic about a One X+ because, don’t worry, in a couple of months there will be a One X++ or a One XX. HTC are still releasing sooooo many models it’s confusing, frustrating and more than a little self defeating. They never sell enough of a single handset nowadays to get really solid support from the customizing community plus it seems pretty hit and miss as to whether your handset is going to get updates released from HTC before they bring out another variant.

    • playerperspective

      I see your point, but they kinda need to. I never hear the One X mentioned in the same breath as the SGS3 anymore, yet it is, in my opinion, the superior phone. The SGS has a slight edge on specifications, but on user experience, build quality and design, the One X absolutely destroys it.

      HTC feel like they have to rerelease the product so that people might actually start thinking of their flagship as level with Samsung’s, because, really – very few people do.

      • Neo

        Too bad HTC battery life is horrible. They are going downhill

      • senhor roo

        I was excited to finally see an HTC phone with a decent battery size.

        HTC has just made my next phone purchase decision for me and I’m disappointed as i really like HTC, build, look and feel and I even like sense.

      • playerperspective

        I actually don’t see the problem. My One X will last at least an entire day (I’m using a custom sense-based ROM), and with medium use can last two days. I could get the same results on my Desire HD, though not quite as easily.

      • Enrico

        Absolutely agree with you, i’m using the One X and my wife is having the S3, HTC needs to do more marketing.

  • Martin Dolan

    Lets hope they are not releasing it here because its only a slight bump in specs from what we already have. I am hopeing that it is not comming here because we are getting the HTC Butterfly/HTC Droid DNA 5″
    … and if not, I may just go for the Nexus 4 which will be comparible to this at nearly half the price.. I feel like a bit of a traitor getting a non HTC phone, but there is not much point going from a One X to a One X+

    Also, the phone manufacturers and sellers (telstra, optus etc) are going to learn a very hard lesson in the next 6 months.

    Think about this:

    Remember when movies were released in different countries 6 months apart? These days its a world wide release days apart at most. Becoming the same with TV shows. Two years ago there was a few month difference between Dr Who in the states and in the UK. Now it’s roughly the same.

    Why? Because if people cant get it the same day, they just pirate it. Or put another way, If you dick us around we just find an alternate source.

    The same is happening with Mobile phones. If Telstra/Optus etc are going to be all secretive about releasing a phone – If they will release it, when they will etc, people will just say screw this, and buy it online. I can’t be bothered playing their make people wait power games anymore. Most phones have multiple bands these days, and the only difference is the screen printed logo and the amount of bloatware. Both things we don’t want, and both things we avoid by getting the “world edition” of a phone.

    Sure, LTE (4G) is the carriers saviour at the moment as it requires a custom local version most of the time, but Dual Channel HSPA 3G is nearly as good. So by the time LTE (4G) is rolled out fully so people get decent coverage, and the technology has improved to the point where its not a huge battery drain we don’t really need it…

    … and the funny thing is, by the stage it is worth having, the phones and chipsets will have pentaband/multiband LTE, so we can just get the “world edition” phone and it will work fully on any carrier.

    .

    Next time Telstra/optus etc says “We don’t know anything about that phone” Just know it’s total BS.
    They all get presented with a phone before its release. They commit to the amount they will buy, and optionally have a bidding war with each other to see if they can pay the manufacturer enough $$$ to get it ‘exclusive’ on their network for a period of time (3-6 months these days). Then the manufacturer starts the production run with the dumb ass carrier logos on the back (or if really stupid the front). Meanwhile the carrier will start “testing” it on their network (code for 5% time spent testing, 45% time writing and loading bloatware and 50% time testing the bloatware didn’t break anything and cant be removed)

    So three? months later after it has been released around the world, they announce the new xxxx phone in Australia…
    Meanwhile we all got one off the internet…
    So then they say android does not sell as well as we thought compared to the iPhone. Which sells well on release day as it’s the same everywhere around the world … Duh…..
    So next time HTC or whatever come to Telstra/Optus with the next phone, they get turned away or not offered enough $$$ to make it worth while…

    If they all stopped trying to bend each other over and just released things how the people wanted them, they would do a lot better with a lot less stress…

    /End_Rant

    Marty

  • http://twitter.com/gregmcph Greg McPherson

    Well, I do feel like it’s time to move on from the One X. It’s the 2012 phone.
    Approaching the time for their next thing. For the Butterfly/DNA phones.

    The second sentence… “HTC works very closely with the service providers to determine compatibility with the devices being released.” Why was that thrown in? What are they implying? That the One X+ has problems on our networks?

    • playerperspective

      Stupid PR crap.

  • Gooby

    Dolan pls