February 26, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
Following in the footsteps of LG (or is it the other way around?), the guys at HTC have made official three different Android-based smartphones at the MWC 2012, each of the ‘’group’’ targeting a different market niche.
The HTC One S has already been ‘’dissected’’ yesterday by one of my colleagues, being announced just before the MWC’s start, so in the following lines we will concentrate our attention towards the One X and V.
The first is set to be the most powerful and snappiest of the three handsets, being powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor with 1.5 Ghz clock-speeds. Sporting a monster 4.7-inch Super LCD2 screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass, the One X is definitely dressed to impress, with a rugged and light polycarbonate body.
The rest of the features are pretty impressive themselves, with 1 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording, as well as 32 GB of internal storage space and a 1.3 MP front-facing webcam. As you might expect, this beast will run ICS out of the box, but the latest Android version will be heavily customized and modified.
The HTC One X is set to hit the market in April and will come with WiFi, HDMI, DLNA, NFC functionality, but also HSDPA and quad-band connectivity. In the United States, the 4.7-incher will be an AT&T exclusive, at least for starters, and should cost around 700 dollars with no contract, according to unofficial sources.
HTC One V
If you are on a tighter budget, don’t worry, because fortunately the guys at HTC have thought of you as well. The One V doesn’t exactly fall in the low-end smartphone category, but compared to the One X and S it’s clearly more modest.
Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with the HTC Sense user interface on top, the One V will sport a 3.7-inch WVGA LCD display and will be powered by a 1 GHz single-core processor. Other known features include 512 MB of RAM, only 4 GB of on-board memory, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, quadband GSM and WCDMA. There’s also a pretty average 5 MP camera on the back of the handheld, but unfortunately no front-facing webcam or microSD card slot.
The 3.7-incher will be made available, like its bigger brothers, sometime in April, but for the time being we know nothing about its price or possible US carriers. Stay tuned for more details about these HTC Android-based smartphones, but also for more exciting products set to be unveiled at the MWC in the following hours!