HTC One Series Available from April 2nd
At its HTC One World press event held in Singapore, HTC announced the pricing and availability of the HTC One series.
The HTC One series were revealed at the annual Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, where we had a quick hands-on and shared our impressions of these new Android 4.0 smartphones. The One portfolio consists of the flagship HTC One X, a mid-range HTC One S and the budget friendly HTC One V. Here's a quick summary on the main highlights of these Android devices:
The HTC One X comes with two variants, the first of which uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5GHz processor and the other is powered by NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The former is reserved for selected LTE markets, while most other markets such as Singapore will receive the NVIDIA Tegra 3 version. It comes with a 4.7-inch display, 8-megapixel camera and 32GB of internal storage with no microSD expandability.
The HTC One S comes with a few differences to the One X, such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5GHz processor, and a slimmer profile at 7.8mm. A more modest 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 16GB of internal storage and a 1,600mAh battery powers the One S. Similar to the One X, you won't have the option to insert a microSD card to expand the storage capacity.
Lastly, the HTC One V is targeted at the budget conscious consumer. In doing so, the One S is armed with a single-core 1GHz processor, a smaller 3.7-inch LCD display with 480 x 800 pixels and a 5-megapixel camera.
All three HTC One devices are preloaded with Google Android 4.0, with additional features such as Beats Audio and HTC Sense 4.0 complementing the Android user experience. The former is extended beyond its music player, supporting online services such as YouTube and even games on the HTC One series.
ImageSense, a suite of imaging features, lets users capture images in 0.7 seconds with an autofocus time of 0.2 seconds, alongside features such as VideoPic that lets users capture a photo and video concurrently. With Dropbox integrated into Sense 4.0, users get 25GB of online storage for 2 years.
Starting from April 2nd, customers can purchase the HTC One X for S$898 and the HTC One V for S$398. The HTC One S will be available at a later date, with no pricing available as of now.