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HTC bringing a quartet of One devices to MWC?

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HTC bringing a quartet of One devices to MWC?
HTC's pre-MWC press conference may be just a few hours away, but their 2012 lineup may be coming into focus.  Last year it seemed as if HTC was announcing a new variant to their devices every few weeks, bringing a minor spec bump and more letters tacked to the end of the name.  HTC has realized this was both confusing and frustrating to customers who purchased a device, only to have a better one be announced shortly thereafter, and so they are looking to simplify their device portfolio in 2012.  We've heard a good amount about the three phones expected to be announced- the HTC One X, HTC One S and HTC One V- but now a fourth device, the HTC One XL tablet, looks to join the family.  All devices will be running Android 4.0 with Sense 4.0 on top of it.

  • The HTC One V (nee, HTC Primo) is the value offering of the lot, but still manages to pack in a slew of nice features.  The device is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor with 512MB of RAM, 5 megapixel camera and Beats Audio.  It will feature a 3.7" Super AMOLED display protected with Gorilla Glass.

  • The HTC One S (formally the HTC Vile) will be the slim and fashionable device, with an aluminum unibody measuring just 8mm thin.  It will feature a 4.3" qHD Super AMOLED display, an 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p video and Beats Audio.  It will run on a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM.

  • The HTC One X will be the flagship device, and in the past has been referred to as the HTC Edge or Endeavor.  This will be HTC's first NVIDIA device, utilizing the new 1.5GHz 4+1 core Tegra 3 processor with 1GB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.0.  It will have a massive 4.7" 720p Super LCD display, 8 megapixel rear-illuminated camera with 1080p video, Beats Audio and 32GB of on-board storage.  While it won't be quite as thin as the One S, the One X will also have unibody construction and is still said to be about 10mm thin.

  • Finally we have the HTC One XL (aka Quattro), a 10.1" tablet also running on a Tegra 3 processor.  It is said to have a 1.3MP front camera with 720p video capture and a 2MP rear camera with 1080p capabilities, 16GB of on-board memory and microSD expansion.  The display will be 1280x768 and the One XL will feature 5GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.  One can expect that the HTC Scribe technology will be utilized as well.

Overall it looks like HTC is set to make a big splash at MWC with their One family.  Even the entry-level One V packs a nice feature set, and the One S and One V will surely be hotly desired devices in the upcoming year.  Of course we will be covering the HTC MWC press conference and will bring you guys the latest information as it becomes available!

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posted on 25 Feb 2012, 11:32 1

1. thnkthru3 (Posts: 73; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


The "Inspire" and others are built like a tank...I like the specs on the One X. That said, I would like to see some more variety in phones form factors.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 11:43 3

2. phones522 (Posts: 91; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


i am definitely getting the One X i don't care that it is 10mm its a great phone i don't care what a phone looks like as much as i care of the specs

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 11:57

3. 14545 (Posts: 1063; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Why would HTC go with a qHD screen when they have the 720 screen in their current 4.3 device? Seems like a step back?

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 12:10 2

4. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Because that isnt their flagship, its slightly under the one x

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 13:07

5. ruggy (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


What is the 1 gig cpu in the one v is it a s3? And 512 meg of ram don't sound very much even the desire s has 768

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 13:24

6. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


htc should just release these phones and no more till next mwc...they have the low,mid and high end phones covered and as the year goes on,profit margin per devices gets higher as it gets cheaper to manufactur and then in mwc 2013 they announce the successor to all 3 devices htc two v,htc two s and htc two x..that way they have a brand which everyone recognises like the galaxy lines....think all android oems should do this.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:13

7. bayhuy (Posts: 285; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


They will release at least one more superphone before Christmas - with quad-core S4 APQ8064 at 2.5 Ghz...

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 14:29

8. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


they probably will but my guess it will be for the US just like how the rezound which is arguably htc 2011 superphone and was only available in US...i think if htc want to change the recent slump they need to stop releasing a new phone every month especially when the difference are minute.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 19:02

12. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


uhh. maybe not, just because qualcomm is releasing that proc then, doesnt mean there will be a new device

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 15:59 1

9. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


anyone know carriers?

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 16:03 2

10. Commentator (Posts: 2295; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I'd rather see a Super AMOLED display on the One X, or at least IPS. From what I've seen in reviews and in person, S-LCD isn't much to write home about, especially when utilized by HTC.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 19:03

13. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


yea from what you've heard. have you ever used?

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 21:53 2

14. Commentator (Posts: 2295; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I've used an HTC Rezound, an HTC Evo 3D, and an HTC Sensation and they all pale in comparison to the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S II (which I was holding beside them for comparison, I might add), even with it's lower PPI. This is just personal opinion, mind you, but I'd take vibrant colors and great contrast ratios over pixel density any day of the week.

Don't get me wrong, I've been using HTC phones for the last four years and I love the heck out of the company, and it pains me to see them losing traction over the last few months. I really hope this new lineup revitalizes the brand.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 17:26 1

11. fost4real (Posts: 26; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Hope the tab wont cost an arm and a leg. example of such is the jet stream with a ridiculous price tag.,

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