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HTC brings out the quad-core One X at MWC; U.S. gets a dual-core processor

All of the big names in the smartphone market at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) to show off their latest products. HTC is no exception, as it is launching a trio of new Android-powered smartphones.
 
The One X is the flagship of HTC's new "One" family and comes packing a 1.5GHz, quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. You likely won't be noticing hiccups when using the One X as the Tegra 3 has been an absolute screamer in the Transformer Prime tablet. The 9.27mm-thick smartphone features a massive 4.6" screen with a resolution of 1280x720.


HTC One X
 
Other features include 1GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 8MP camera, Beats Audio and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (for better or worse, Sense 4.0 is plastered atop ICS).
 
While the One X will come with a quad-core Tegra three in its home market, those destined for the U.S. will come with a 1.5GHz, dual-core processor (Qualcomm MSM8960). The U.S. market “One XL” will work on AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
 
Lower down the totem pole is the One S. This mid-range model is 7.9mm-thick and packs a 1.5GHz, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The screen measures 4.3" and you'll find a resolution of 960x540. Like it's big brother, the One S comes with the same 8MP camera, and Android 4.0/Sense 4.0 combination.


HTC One S
 
That leaves us with the entry-level One V. The One V brings back the "chin" that we all remember from the original HTC Dream. The One S makes do with a 3.7" (800x480) screen, 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB ram, 5MP camera, Beats Audio and Android 4.0/Sense 3.6.

HTC One V 

With the exception of the processor switcheroo on the One X/XL, we must applaud HTC for launching all three of its new smartphones with Ice Cream Sandwich straight from the factory. Too often these days we see manufactures launch brand new smartphones running Android 2.3, then promise to release ICS “at a later date”.

Sources: AT&T, AnandTech



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RE: wait
By BioHazardous on 2/26/2012 6:29:59 PM , Rating: 2
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Lower down the totem pole is the One S. This mid-range model is 7.9mm-thick and packs a 1.5GHz, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.


S4 is not lower down the totem pole, it sits alone at the top.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the MSM8960 stomp all over the Tegra 3?


Correct! I was thinking the same thing when I was going through the article. I'm actually waiting for the first Qualcomm Krait phones before I upgrade, especially after seeing it stomp Tegra 3. So it's not a "bummer" for us, that's a big plus if you ask me. We're not getting the shaft, we're getting the best for a change.


RE: wait
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 2/26/2012 6:39:36 PM , Rating: 2
As far a HTC's One phones are concerned, the One X IS the flagship of the line. So yes, the One S is the mid-range model hence its smaller screen and lower resolution.

But I have corrected the article with regards to the the 8960 being a "bummer" ;)


RE: wait
By lagomorpha on 2/26/2012 6:40:25 PM , Rating: 2
Now if only they would release a phone with a top of the line CPU but without a screen that makes it unable to fit comfortably in my pocket...


RE: wait
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 2/26/2012 6:50:11 PM , Rating: 4
Uncomfortable in your pants? Stop wearing skinny jeans you hipster ;)


RE: wait
By lagomorpha on 2/26/2012 6:49:57 PM , Rating: 3
I AM skinny, these are properly fitting jeans.


RE: wait
By BioHazardous on 2/26/2012 6:58:10 PM , Rating: 2
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Now if only they would release a phone with a top of the line CPU but without a screen that makes it unable to fit comfortably in my pocket...


I kind of agree with the phone size thing. It might have been the RAZR, but I went looking at new phones about 2 months ago I think it was, and they felt awkward to hold in my hand.

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Uncomfortable in your pants? Stop wearing skinny jeans you hipster ;)


Seriously, what's with these jeans today? I can't find nice jeans that don't have stupid acid washed looks, pre-frayed fabric, etc. I found a few and ordered them to try them.. and it's all hipster crap despite saying like relaxed fit or something similar. What's with the ultra short crotch fad too? I don't need jeans to show off my junk..


RE: wait
By lagomorpha on 2/26/2012 7:51:56 PM , Rating: 2
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What's with the ultra short crotch fad too? I don't need jeans to show off my junk..


That's exactly why I had to stop shopping for pants with my nympho exgirlfriend. Men have external genitalia, display of said external genitalia is often not desirable. If you're designing pants for a ken doll or mannequin with no need for genitals, wallet, keys, or cell phone by all means make them with a short crotch and tiny pockets. If you want a man (or lesbian) to buy the pants then make them practical and comfortable. Don't get me started on faux pockets whose origins I can only imagine have something to do with some sort of avatar of insanity itself.

Back to phone size, I don't care how thin it is. If it's as thin as a piece of paper and still manages a 4.5" diagonal it's a pain in the pocket. Give me sensible dimensions along its longest dimensions and I don't care it it's half an inch thick. Same thing with tablets/netbooks. I don't care if it's anorexic in one dimension, it's the largest dimensions that are the problem.


RE: wait
By spread on 2/26/2012 8:55:07 PM , Rating: 2
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Men have external genitalia, display of said external genitalia is often not desirable.


Speak for yourself.


RE: wait
By lagomorpha on 2/26/2012 9:42:58 PM , Rating: 2
Not all of us are employed as male strippers.


RE: wait
By Spuke on 2/26/2012 11:11:22 PM , Rating: 2
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Not all of us are employed as male strippers.
Seriously, my balls feel like they're in a bra when I wear those pants.


RE: wait
By lagomorpha on 2/27/2012 12:16:27 AM , Rating: 4
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Seriously, my balls feel like they're in a bra when I wear those pants.


Where balls are concerned it isn't generally preferable to put them in a push-up bra two cup sizes too small.

...that's probably the first time that sentence has been used.


RE: wait
By eldakka on 2/28/2012 1:22:22 AM , Rating: 2
Do you often put your balls in a bra?


RE: wait
By Spuke on 2/26/2012 11:09:41 PM , Rating: 2
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Seriously, what's with these jeans today? I can't find nice jeans that don't have stupid acid washed looks, pre-frayed fabric, etc.
Dude, how old are you? This sh!ts been on the shelves since 1982.


RE: wait
By phatboye on 2/26/2012 7:57:34 PM , Rating: 2
I just wish they would make a phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard


RE: wait
By Cheesew1z69 on 2/26/2012 8:01:37 PM , Rating: 2
There ARE phones with qwerty keyboards...not many but they are out there...


RE: wait
By lagomorpha on 2/26/2012 8:13:56 PM , Rating: 1
I refuse to buy a phone with which I'm supposed to type on a touchscreen. I would settle for one with a built in projection keyboard and microprojector. In fact, at that point forget the screen.


RE: wait
By Cheesew1z69 on 2/26/2012 9:04:02 PM , Rating: 2
Your loss....


RE: wait
By lagomorpha on 2/26/2012 9:41:16 PM , Rating: 1
Other than slightly reduced cost for manufacturer and slightly reduced phone thickness is there any advantage to not including an actual keyboard? You can't possibly be implying that they're any where near equivalent typing experiences.


RE: wait
By Spuke on 2/26/2012 11:13:08 PM , Rating: 2
Slightly thicker? My wifes Droid 3 is almost twice as thick as mine. HUGE difference IMO.


RE: wait
By sprockkets on 2/26/2012 11:13:09 PM , Rating: 2
Have you ever typed on a decent on screen keyboard? I can understand if you lose screen estate while using it, but it has gotten so good that the only thing perhaps better is an external keyboard.


RE: wait
By lagomorpha on 2/26/2012 11:44:39 PM , Rating: 2
Does a Droid X count as having a decent on screen keyboard? It's no where near as good as a pop-out keyboard.


RE: wait
By KOOLTIME on 3/1/2012 2:07:12 PM , Rating: 2
Refuse to get a phone that doesnt have a floppy drive attached to it either, how dare they remove such a wondrous part of technology.


RE: wait
By sprockkets on 2/26/2012 11:10:15 PM , Rating: 2
Just get a case that clips onto your jeans, sheesh.


RE: wait
By lagomorpha on 2/26/2012 11:45:59 PM , Rating: 2
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Just get a case that clips onto your jeans


Ah yes, the most effective form of male contraception currently on the market.


RE: wait
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 2/27/2012 12:02:42 AM , Rating: 2
Almost as bad as the idiots that walk around 24-7 with a Bluetooth earpiece in their ear even when they aren't talking on the phone.


RE: wait
By lagomorpha on 2/27/2012 12:11:45 AM , Rating: 3
See now I feel bad about handing those out to schizophrenic homeless people so onlookers don't think they're just talking to themselves. Still, instantly turns "crazy person" into "douche bag".


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