More than one owner of the HTC One X has noticed a perculiar bug – one that is in a way opposite to Apple’s ‘Atennagate’ issue. Wi-Fi has been problematic for some users, and they have discovered a fix by simply squeezing the body of the phone in a certain place. The fault has presumably been caused by loose Wi-Fi antennae connections within the phone itself, so no quick software fixes are possible for HTC.
Instead of downplaying the whole incident, HTC have admitted there is indeed a fault in some units of the international (Tegra 3 powered) One X. US variants and the One XL are unaffected.
“After investigating isolated reports of WiFi connectivity issues in the HTC One X, we have identified a fix that strengthens the area of the phone around the WiFi antennae connection points. While many customers have not experienced any problems with signal strength, we have taken immediate steps to implement a solution in our production process to prevent this issue from happening in the future”
So there you have it, HTC have fixed the issue in their production line and are advising any users that are encountering Wi-Fi issues to contact their customer support team or return the phone to the place of purchase.
KitGuru says: An issue that perhaps shouldn’t have been there originally but has been dealt with professionally. Good job HTC.