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.
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.
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