HTC One X quietly launched in SA

The HTC One X has been launched in South Africa on MTN, with the network’s dealbook listing the device with an AnyTime 200 contract at R349.

MTN’s general manager for product innovation and development, Mike Fairon, said that it has been available since 1 May 2012.

The HTC One X forms part of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s new “One” range of devices and sports a 4.7-inch 720p (720×1280) display, 1.5GHz quad core processor, 8 megapixel main camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and “Beats Audio”.

According to HTC’s spec sheet the One X has 1GB RAM and comes with 32GB on-board storage, but doesn’t allow the storage space to be expanded by microSD card or other means.

Vodacom, 8ta, and Cell C

Vodacom and Cell C have indicated that they have plans to offer devices in the HTC One range, though Cell C’s head of communications, Karin Fourie, said that they have not yet ranged any of the new devices.

“Early indications are that these devices will only be available either at the end of the second quarter, or the beginning of the third quarter of this year,” Fourie said. “Cell C will announce pricing for the devices closer to the time.”

HTC One X MTN launch deal
HTC One X MTN launch deal

Vodacom confirmed that they are planning to launch HTC One devices, but also said that launch dates and pricing information would only be available closer to the time of launch.

However, Vodacom also posted an update to its Twitter account yesterday (7 May 2012), saying that the “word on the street” is that the HTC One X is expected to be available in June.

Vodacom HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 tweet
Vodacom HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 tweet

Amith Maharaj, senior managing executive at 8ta, said that they have not completed testing these devices yet.

“Depending on customer demand, [8ta] will range and make the devices available,” Maharaj said. “No price points have been defined.”

Virgin Mobile did not respond by the time of publication.

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