HTC unveiled its lineup of Android 4.0 Ice Cream smartphones at Mobile World Congress on Sunday. The lineup include HTC’s top device, the HTC One X as well as the mid range HTC One S and the entry-level smartphone, HTC One V.
The One X, dubbed as the developer’s favorite reigned on top of the other two HTC models. A tech web site, BGR.com commented on the HTC One X as, “caffed off flagship of falgships: the HTC One X“.
The One X sports a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor at the speed of 1.5GHz, a 4.6-inch 1,280 x 720-pixel high-definition Super LCD 2 display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera for 720p video chats, 1GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal eMMC storage, embedded 4G LTE and Sense 4.0 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The device is only 7.9 millimeters thin and thanks to the micro-arc oxidation process, the HTC One X body frames is virtually scratch proof.
The most important aspect of the HTC One X is perhaps its camera. The new One-series smartphones utilizes a new technology on its camera, a clear departure of the old concept. It was claimed that it can capture an image, saving the image and continue to take new shots all in a span of 0.7 seconds. The image is then saved in RAW format to guarantee the highest level of quality before converting to JPG or other formats. HTC One X 8MP camera is also equipped with f2.0 aperture paired with HTC’s own image capture software which includes revamped HDR technology and integrated Instagram-like filters.The One X is capable of shooting 8-megapixel still photos and able to record at 1080p HD quality video.
According to Graham Wheeler, director of product commercialisation, who stated that,”the One X is capable of loading up in 0.7 seconds and carrying out auto-focus in 0.2 seconds or “faster than the blink of an eye“. “Users will also be able to take pictures whilst the camera is recording, and activate a burst mode by holding down the camera button,” he added.
HTC One X is perhaps an Android-based smartphone that will difficult to beat. BGR.com states, “The One X, which manages to pack a remarkable amount of technology into a beautifully-designed package, is a terrific start. This smartphone is as sleek as it is capable, and it sets the bar high for Android smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2012.”
No information in terms of pricing is available from HTC at the moment but confirmed that devices are expected to be shipped by April 2012. In the US, AT&T will launch the HTC One X by the end of April.