HTC working on the Endeavour C2, the successor to the One X?

HTC working on the Endeavour C2, the successor to the One X?

Just the other day, we were pontificating about HTC's future with the fact that it's been largely eclipsed by Samsung in terms of sales.

And how the One X is a great handset but the Taiwanese powerhouse needs to really pull something special out the bag to regain that lost ground.

The HTC Endeavour C2 may just be that. Apparently, a source has told Stuff that deep within HTC towers, the firm is working on a high end new project which will basically carry on where the One X left off.

Details are obviously encouraged to be digested with a side order of a salt-pinch, but here's what we may be seeing: a quad-core 1.7GHz processor which will be slightly higher than the one in the original One X.

On top of that, improved battery life (the real Achilles heel in all HTC devices we've used in the past - including the One X), new colours and ClearVoice technology for making you sound a little better when you're using the device for, you know, talking. As we used to.

The source suggests that the Endeavour C2 will be similar in looks to the One X with another uni-bodied design. On the downside, you know what that means.. no user replaceable battery again (boo, heckle!) but on the plus side, it means a pretty cool looking device.

And here's an interesting line - apparently, there'll be some Dr Dre headphones included in the box. If true, this an amazing 360-degree turn for HTC which used to include Beats Audio buds, then stopped because it was too expensive and sold a chunk of the company. If it's including Beats Audio phones again, it means it's back on form with the technology although personally, we can't see that one happening!

We're now overly excited about HTC's new video-on-demand service, Watch 2. That one, we'll sit out but the new Sense 4.1 user interface that will presumably run atop Jelly Bean is something that floats our boat. Let's just hope HTC releases this quickly before Samsung starts touting about the Galaxy S4!

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11 comments

mrew42  Aug. 9, 2012 at 14:13

If it doesn't come with a removeable battery or upgradable memory then colour me uninterested. Not totally writing it off but I don't like that approach in any way shape or form.

Pondlife  Aug. 9, 2012 at 14:22

Were any of those on a serious wants list for improvements to One X, fixing sense somewhat aside.
That was aimed at article rather than mrew's summary of main complaints against One X

Dougal1709  Aug. 9, 2012 at 15:05

Will I have to pay extra to get one without the appallingly poor headphones?

Pondlife  Aug. 9, 2012 at 15:10

I'm willing to charge you more for one without them if you like.
I'll get to sell those too.

krogothnx  Aug. 9, 2012 at 15:43

unless they can give removable battery / microSD... i'm not sure you can really top the One X really. it's not like there's something new or game-changing to give it to make it memorable.

JayDubya  Aug. 9, 2012 at 16:08

"We're now overly excited about HTC's new video-on-demand service,..."

Do you mean "not"?

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 9, 2012 at 16:37

Things that were wrong with the One X:
Battery life
Build quality (not to be mistaken for materials quality)
No removable battery
No expandable memory
Dodgy Wi-Fi (possibly a sub-category of build quality)
UI Lag when compared to the S3 and stock Android devices
Locked bootloader

Things from the above list, which this new, rumoured HTC Device claims to fix:
Erm...

Pondlife  Aug. 9, 2012 at 16:57

battery life and ui lag it claims to fix

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 9, 2012 at 17:04

battery life and ui lag it claims to fix
Hahahaha, a stock HTC without lag? I'll believe it when I see it. I don't think even Project Butter (which is totally unproven with manufacturer UIs "helping" the overall experience) can save a stock HTC phone from lagging.

As for battery life, that's easier for HTC to fix (stick in a massive battery), but I don't think they will, they seem determined to make crap decisions nowadays. Also, with all those resource draining Sense features, the battery is working extra hard.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 9, 2012 at 21:05

Things that were wrong with the One X:
Battery life
Build quality (not to be mistaken for materials quality)
No removable battery
No expandable memory
Dodgy Wi-Fi (possibly a sub-category of build quality)
UI Lag when compared to the S3 and stock Android devices
Locked bootloader

Things from the above list, which this new, rumoured HTC Device claims to fix:
Erm...


Agree; especially the bootloader. C'mon!!!!! Hey, look, we're great, we give you a whole website to unlock the bootloader. Go there, then go there, then go back, then , then then ....

It's easier to install ICS on the N9... wtf?

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 9, 2012 at 22:19

Things that were wrong with the One X:
Battery life
Build quality (not to be mistaken for materials quality)
No removable battery
No expandable memory
Dodgy Wi-Fi (possibly a sub-category of build quality)
UI Lag when compared to the S3 and stock Android devices
Locked bootloader

Things from the above list, which this new, rumoured HTC Device claims to fix:
Erm...


Agree; especially the bootloader. C'mon!!!!! Hey, look, we're great, we give you a whole website to unlock the bootloader. Go there, then go there, then go back, then , then then ....

It's easier to install ICS on the N9... wtf?

They should just "do a Samsung" and leave the bootloaders unlocked. People who want to unlock them will find a way. Those who don't, will never know about such things.

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