Vodafone Germany and HTC have teamed up once again to offer customers the One XL Android phone. The companies have a long history together, see the launch of the HTC Velocity 4G.
The carrier confirmed that only the black version of HTC One XL would be available for purchase beginning early June for 699 EUR (885 USD) off-contract.
However, it appears that HTC is willing to make a better offer to One XL customers as they will be able to buy it for a slightly lower 659 EUR (835 USD) no-term price.
Vodafone is not the only carrier in the country that decided to pick the HTC One XL, so Germans will be able to grab this top-tier Android phone via Deutsche Telekom and O2 as well. No word on other pricing options yet, but the outright price seems outrageously high.
On the positive side, HTC One XL comes with full LTE support
and the highly praised Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC (system on a chip).
Aside from that, it’s pretty much the same as HTC One X, so expect the One XL to boast the same stunning 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen display with HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
Keep in mind that HTC One XL
will arrive in Germany with support for quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE, dual-band UMTS / HSPA+ / HSUPA for 900/2100 MHz networks, as well as tri-band LTE for 800/1800/2600 MHz networks.
Another strong point of the smartphone is the impressive 8-megapixel rear camera, which features HTC’s ImageSense technology, autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. A secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats is available as well.
The phone’s dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz is complemented by an Adreno 225 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Unlike the One X that embeds 32GB of internal memory, the One XL has only 16GB storage amount. Via