HTC One V and One XL may complete HTC’s alphabet soup of new models launching at MWC
Look! HTC has discovered the alphabet! And it wants everyone to know!
And everyone will know, if these most recent rumors turn out to be true. Yesterday we heard that HTC’s upcoming quad-core flagship phone will be marketed as the One X, and the dual-core Ville will be sold as the One S.
Today we hear about two more HTC smartphones that may get unveiled on the eve of Mobile World Congress next week. Pocket-lint has it that the Taiwanese company will also present the successor to the Desire S, which it will call One V. And there may also be a fourth smartphone shown, named One XL. There are no details about that one yet, but the name itself seems to imply it being some sort of successor to the Sensation XL. But since the One X is already rumored to be almost as big, perhaps the One XL will take size to a whole new level and break the 5-inch mark, competing with the Samsung Galaxy Note and the upcoming LG Optimus Vu. We’ll know for sure next Sunday, but may even get more info sooner, at the rate at which these leaks have started to arrive.
As for the One V, it’s rumored to sport a 3.7-inch touchscreen, a 1 GHz (presumably single-core) processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 5 MP camera with 720p HD video recording. Aside from the bump in RAM, those are the exact specs of the Desire S, so to make its successor stand out HTC will cover it in Beats Audio branding, making it a music-focused device (whatever that’s supposed to mean). This will also apparently be the more masculine version of the HTC Rhyme, which is geared toward women.
So it looks like HTC is gearing up to introduce a whole new range of smartphones at MWC, not just one or two units. That’s great news, and we’ll be in Barcelona to bring you the news as it breaks.