HTC’s new One Series of Android 4 powered smartphones have just been announced, and they’re an impressive trio.
The HTC One X (center) will be coming to the U.S. via AT&T, and is the flagship model of the bunch. This Android phone has a whopping 4.7-inch SLCD touchscreen display with a Retina-quality HD resolution and PPI. The HTC One S (left) is the mid-range model, but is still mostly high-end when it comes to hardware with a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen.
Both are powered, at least in the U.S., by dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC processors running at 1.5GHz. In addition, both One models include 8MP hardware, a f/2.0 lens, and improved camera software that shoot 1080p video, are ready for use in less than 1 second, and have very fast autofocus – 0.2 second autofocus, to be exact. Another interesting aspect of the cameras: they can capture still images while shooting video, a feature known as Concurrent Video/Still Capture.
The HTC One X and HTC One S will arrive at their respective carriers in April or May.
The HTC One V (right) is also coming to the U.S., but at this point we don’t exactly know when or by what carrier. This is the low-end model of the family with a single-core 1GHz processor, and less impressive hardware, but it should make it attractive for budget-minded smartphone shoppers when it arrives later this year. PhoneScoop has suggested that smaller carriers may offer the One V, carriers like Metro PCS, U.S. Cellular, and Virgin Mobile, at least initially.