As promised yesterday, we’re back with hands-on photos and videos showing HTC’s new high-end Android smartphones, the quad-core One X and the dual-core One S. HTC did also announce a third member in its new One family yesterday, the One V, but unfortunately it’s not on display at Mobile World Congress. Still, the software experience should be the same across all three devices, HTC reps have assured us.
The HTC One X comes with the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor (which is actually a penta-core chip, the fifth core being a low power, low clock unit used to save battery when doing tasks which aren’t CPU-intensive).
Here’s a quick hands-on video with the HTC One X:
The HTC One S is basically the same under the hood, with the same 8 MP BSI camera that HTC is very proud of, the same Beats Audio integration, the same everything – except for two things. The first is the processor, a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm S4 unit being used here. Don’t be fooled by the fact that this only has two cores though, for Qualcomm boasts that it beats the Tegra 3 performance-wise. If it’s even at the same level, that’s fine with us. Still, most consumers will probably go with the “more is better” philosophy and opt for the quad-core One X if all they’re interested in are pure tech specs.
So what will help sell the One S? Design, it seems. It’s the thinnest smartphone HTC has ever produced, and it has a really nice design too, as you can see from the images above.
Other than that, there really isn’t that much to say about the One S that hasn’t been said about the One X already. Still, if you absolutely must watch a video of the One S, here it is:
More pictures are right below in the gallery. What do you think about the HTC One X and One S? Will they help HTC regain its once dominant position in the Android smartphone market?
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