The HTC One X has Arrived
The next few days will be jam packed with a slew of new phones from manufacturers around the world, as these companies converge in Barcelona to show off their new wares at Mobile World Congress. In the weeks leading up to the event we have seen a few leaks from companies like LG and HTC. For months however, the infamous HTC Edge also known as the Endeavor touted the mobile world with whimsical rumors of quad core based mobile computing and super high end everything else to accompany such greatness. The wait is over, the rumors are mostly true and a new dawn of mobile computing is upon us!
With enough code names to shake a stick at it seems like HTC went with the soon to be iconic and surely shrouded in mystery name of the HTC One X. HTC took to this new One naming to the streets announcing the One X, One S and One V. While both are impressive devices, the S and the V will have to take a back seat to what original HTC founder and CEO Peter Chou calls “superphone” the One X. Luckily Mr. Chou knows what he’s talking about! The One X is indeed the dawn of next generation super phones and the coming days are looking, faster, sleeker and well…glorious! The One X out of the gate runs with Android version 4.0 aka, Ice Cream Sandwich. On the top layer of Android you’ll get the very best in HTC Sense, which coincidently is also on version 4.0. Put this combination on any modern smart phone and you’ll be producing a winner, however the One X takes it a bit further than just some new wares. The One X is one solid piece of hardware that is built with a uni-body design giving it a solid streamlined built with very few seams but leaves no access to the devices 1800 mAh battery. Around the front of the One X, your eyes will be graced by a 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 touch screen that provides an excellent pixel resolution of 1280×720 and is protected under a thin sheet of Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Sound good? It gets better! Internally the One X uses a Quad-Core 1.5 Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. (Unfortunately the LTE variation of the One X will be shipping with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core.) This super processor is backed by 1GB of DDR2 RAM and up to 32 GB of internal storage. Unfortunately only 26 GB of that internal storage is user accessible, however, if you pick up the One X you’ll get an additional 25GB from DropBox over the next two years. A very important note, or downside, the One X does not support expandable memory…thank Apple. While Nokia brought the biggest camera guns possible to MWC this year, HTC did not forget the shooter. The One X carries an 8 mega pixel f/2.0 rear facing camera that can record video in full 1080p HD and uses a new image signal processor called HTC’s ImageChip. This new technology will allow users to snap pictures in nearly .7 seconds, provides autofocus in .2 seconds and will allow continuous snapping by simply holding the shutter button. With this implementation of HTC ImageChip the f/2.0 camera is said to provide 40% more light than the standard competing f/2.4 aperture. Additionally this new camera function will provide what HTC aptly named Video Pic. This feature will allow you to snap stills when shooting HD videos. The rear camera also sports an LED flash that can be set to five different levels of brightness. The front facing camera clocks in at 1.3 mega pixels and has 720p recording capabilities. The international version of the One X will carry quad band GSM radios as well as quad band HSPA+ data that can pull down 42Mbps. The One X also comes with Beats Audio embedded, and measures in at 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm. While the pricing is absent in the announcement, the One X will start shipping globally in April. The next generation smart super phones have just broken on through to the other side, and if this is the start of 2012, we can’t wait for what else is in the pipe line.
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