Earlier today, Taiwanese electronics giant, HTC Corporation, officially unveiled its 2012 Android smartphone line-up at the Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona, Spain.
In 2010, we saw the best-selling Desire line of smartphones; The gorgeous Beats-powered Sensation group followed in 2011. This year, HTC chose an intriguing nomenclature for its upcoming Android handset releases. Check out the 2012 HTC One smartphone line-up:
HTC One S, HTC One X and HTC One V, respectively.
Let's get to know them one by one.
HTC One X is the most powerful and feature-packed handset in the line-up. As earlier disclosed on TP, HTC One X runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS skinned by HTC Sense 4.0 with its Quad Core processor featuring NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chipset and has a gig of RAM for seamless multitasking. Other key specifications include a sizable 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 display with 720p resolution, curved 3D Gorilla Glass capacitive touchsceen, 32 GB of internal storage, an 8 MegaPixel camera with autofocus and LED flash at the back, and a Full HD 1080p video recorder. Supported connectivity options include Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G; There's a dual-core variant, however, that supports LTE called HTC One XL.
In the middle of the pack is HTC One S. Although running ICS with just a 1.5 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 processor and having a smaller 4.3 SuperAMOLED display compared to HTC One X, HTC One S is nonetheless slimmer - in fact, with depth of only 7.6 millimeters, it's the slimmest handset HTC has released so far - and perhaps more durable with its crystalline ceramic metal enclosure. Interestingly, just like HTC One X, 16GB HTC One S also comes with an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera and a Full HD video camera.
Finally, we have the HTC Legend look-alike HTC One V. If HTC Legend was once the true flagship phone of the Taiwanese company, HTC One V - also clad in aluminum unibody enclosure - is HTC's borderline entry-level Android smartphone this year. Running ICS with a 1 GHz single core CPU, HTC One V flaunts a 5 MegaPixel camera and 720p video recorder, has only 4GB of internal storage and supports Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity.
HTC One X, HTC One S and HTC One V will ship with Beats earphones and feature Beats software to enhance audio experience. Also, although all phones mentioned in this post lack a microSD card slot for expanding memory, HTC made sure users won't run out of storage space by giving them free 25GB Dropbox account for two years.
So why One? Maybe because that's the global smartphone sales rank HTC wants get this year.
We'll keep you posted on exact release date and pricing details of these handsets as soon as we hear official word from the Taiwanese company. Kindly stay tuned for updates, TP Friends.