As predicted, HTC released the One X – its first quad-core Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2012). This flagship device, unlike other smartphones announced at MWC that won’t be shipped for months, packs a Super LCD2 display, a powerful shooter and Beats by Dr. Dre audio.
The phone with the mojo will be released in April and will be heading to U.S. shores soon. However, there will be a different version of One X to be released in U.S. by AT&T.
The device sports a 4.7-inch Super LCD2 touchscreen with a trueHD resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels. It also boasts of 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
One X also features an 8-megapixel rear-facing shooter capable of recording 1080p full-HD videos, quick auto-focus and a mere 0.7 second shutter delay. The images can be captured in less than a second.
The smartphone is based on Nvidia quad-core Tegra 3 chipset, the new technology for quad-core processor. Not to forget that the first dual-core phone LG Optimus 2X was revealed on the new Nvidia Tegra 2 platform.
An 1800 mAh non-removable battery provides One X all the juice it needs. Fixed battery concept is getting popular as is generates better talk time.
Interestingly, the device offers users 25 GB of Dropbox storage for free for a time period of 2 years. Remember, as a free cookie, Dropbox gives only 2 GB of online storage and its 50 GB upgrade costs $99 per annum.
One X also has integrated Beats Audio software and will run on the latest Android OS v4.0 (also known as Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS) with Sense UI 4.0.
HTC hasn’t yet provided any details about pricing or the exact release date of One X. However, it will ship in April and will hit the U.S. shores around that time.
The Taiwanese mobile major has teamed up with U.S. wireless carrier AT&T to release a variant of One X in U.S, called One S. Unfortunately, the AT&T’s One S will not be featuring a quad-core processor.
Instead, AT&T will use Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Well, apparently, this makes the device nothing special as the key feature (quad-core chip) is out. However, it is not so as the U.S. version will have LTE compatibility, while the global version ends up at HSPA+ connectivity only. However, the dual-core chip takes away the title of being the first quad-core phone in the U.S. from One X.
HTC also launched a smaller One S device, which will have a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a qHD resolution of 960 X 540 pixels (same resolution as iPhone 4S but a bigger screen) resolution, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 16GB storage. Other features like Dropbox and Beats Audio will be included. The camera module and OS will also be same in One S as in One X. One S will run on T-Mobile network.
A low-end smartphone was also released by HTC, named One V. It’s a watered down version of One S, featuring 3.7-inch display, 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing shooter, Dropbox integration, HTC Sense 4.0 UI and ICS.
(Reported by Johnny Wills, Edited by Surojit Chatterjee)