2011 was a confusing year for HTC fans. The company made great phones but they keep pushing out phones after phones with just minor updates to the previous model. I think the effects of this compulsive adding of new phones is reflected during their disappointing fourth-quarter earnings. Early this year, HTC UK chief Phil Roberson said the company will return to a strategy of launching a limited number of high-spec devices in 2012. In another word, HTC need a Hero phone. (And I’m not referring to the HTC Hero phone which was launched in 2009)
And I guess this is the One. The HTC One. Actually, there are 3 HTC One. HTC One S, HTC One X and HTC One V. Hmmm….
The HTC One S is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with up to 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. It has a 4.3-inch screen crafted from contoured Corning Gorilla Glass. The HTC One S is HTC’s thinnest phone yet with just 7.9mm thick.
The HTC One X is a 4.7 inch Android phone with 720p HD screen crafted from contoured Corning Gorilla Glass. It features a beautifully crafted polycarbonate unibody that has the ruggedness of metal but is super lightweight. HTC One X uses the latest NVIDA Tegra 3 Mobile Processor for clear graphics, faster applications and longer battery life. It includes a 1.5GHz Super 4-PLUS-1 quad-core with an integrated fifth Battery Saver Core and a high-performance 12-Core NVIDIA GPU. The HTC One X is HSDPA+ but it will also be available in LTE in selected market.
The HTC One V features a simple, iconic aluminium unibody design similar to the HTC Legend. It’s 3.7-inch screen is the smallest screen in the HTC One Series. The HTC One V runs on a Single core 1GHz processor.
All the 3 phones in the HTC One Series will be running the new HTC Sense 4 and integration of Beats By Dr. Dre Audio. The HTC One series will begin shipping in April. No pricing is available yet at the moment.
Oh, one more thing. HTC has integrated Dropbox into HTC Sense 4 and is giving all HTC One customer 25GB of free Dropbox space for 2 years. Sweet.