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HTC One X could ditch physical buttons

HTC One X could ditch physical buttons

HTC will break with its design heritage and ditch physical front-facing buttons for the upcoming One X smartphone, reports suggest.

According to a tip-off sent to MoDaCo, the phone formerly known as the Edge will be the first HTC Android kit to do away with the handset-maker's trademark four physical buttons on the foot of the screen. In place of them, we’re apparently in line for on-screen buttons in the style of rival Android powered smarties from the likes of Samsung.

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That’s not to say that traditional buttons are going to be totally absent from the One X, though. Along the side of the handset, there’ll be a reassuringly physical volume rocker, as well as a power button on the top.

The site’s tech deep throat also disclosed that the device will be home to a long-lasting 1800mAH battery to keep things ticking over. And in a somewhat surprising turn of events, HTC is abandoning a microSD card support in favour of a microUSB slot with built-in storage, apparently to keep the One X’s dimensions down.

Other specs rumoured to be on board include a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 4.7-inch HD (720p) Super LCD screen.

Source: NoDaCo

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