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!