HTC announces the One X, One S, and One V Android smartphones with ICS and Sense 4

Just as expected, and as we’ve already told you several times that it would, HTC has unveiled a trio of smartphones earlier today in Barcelona, which it’s calling the HTC One series. Although Mobile World Congress only starts tomorrow, HTC (alongside Huawei and Sony) wanted to be among the first to show us the new things they have in store for this year.

All of these smartphones will become available globally in April.

The HTC One series: HTC One S (left), HTC One X (center), and HTC One V (right)

The HTC One X is the company’s flagship device from this point on and it has the following specs:

  • quad-core 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor
  • 4.7″ 720p HD touchscreen
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and backside-illuminated sensor, 1080p full HD video recording, and the ability to capture a photo while recording a video
  • 32 GB of built-in storage, 1 GB of RAM
  • HSPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA, NFC
  • 1,800 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 134.36×69.9×8.9 mm
  • Weight: 130g

Next up we have the HTC One S, one of the first smartphones to be powered by Qualcomm’s new S4 dual-core processor, which apparently beats Nvidia’s Tegra 3 (which is a quad-core) in performance. We’ll have to see how that claim stacks up in real life, of course. The One S is also the slimmest HTC smartphone ever, for lovers of style.

Here are the specs for the HTC One S:

  • 4.3″ 960×540 touchscreen
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4
  • 16 GB of built-in storage, 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, BSI sensor, 1080p full HD video recording, and the ability to capture a photo while recording a video (basically sounds like it’s the same unit found in the One X)
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HSPA
  • 1,650 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 130.9x65x7.8 mm
  • Weight: 119.5g

The HTC One V will clearly be the most affordable of this trio, and as such it has the potential to also become the best selling.

The HTC One V will have the following specs:

  • 3.7″ 480×800 touchscreen
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with BSI sensor, LED flash, 720p HD video recording, and the ability to capture a picture while recording a video is found here too
  • 4 GB of built-in storage, 512 MB of RAM
  • HSPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 120.3×59.7×9.24 mm
  • Weight: 115g

All three smartphones making up HTC’s new One series will launch running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC’s Sense 4 on top. Sense 4 marks the first design change for HTC’s UI overlay in many years, no matter how subtle that change may be. And we’re sure hoping that HTC has managed to cut down on system resource use by Sense as well.

Check back tomorrow for hands-on pictures and videos showcasing all of these devices in all their glory.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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