HTC One series announced at Mobile World Congress

HTC today announced their latest devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company has unveiled the "HTC One series" which is a set of three phones the company hopes can bring back their slightly lagging marketshare, and steal ground from Apple. 

The devices are HTC's first official foray into Android 4.0 territory, and broadly feature simpler devices with high speed internet access. Each device comes with Beats Audio too, which seems to be the hottest thing in audio right now. 

HTC One X

The HTC One X features a 8-megapxel camera that is claimed to be "best in class" (we're not sure how it'll stack up against the Lumia or iPhone, though). It's encased in a polycarbonate unibody, and has an nVidia Tegra 3 processor onboard, with a 1.5GHz that has "Super 4-Plus-1" technology that features a fifth, battery saving core. The GPU is a 12-Core nVidia based chip that's not named. If you're looking for performance, this is it in 2012.

The One X also has a 720p screen coming in at a massive 4.7" and it features Super LCD 2 technology, making it super bright and incredible for viewing from every angle. Finally, the device requires a MicroSIM for connectivity.

It's not entirely clear, but it looks like if you want LTE, you'll be able to get it in the US, but you'll have to switch to a Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core to get it. If we're reading that right, there are two "ones."

HTC One V

Rememeber the HTC Legend? It's back, with the One V, it borrows from the design of the device and features a similar aluminum unibody design. Onboard, you'll find a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon, a 8 megapixel camera and a regular sized SIM slot. 

The HTC One V is clearly targeted at the first time smartphone owner, or someone who doesn't need the performance the One S and X offer and should come with a much lower price point.

HTC One S

It looks like HTC might have been the first to realize that everyone doesn't want a huge screen. The One S targets that group of people (or more specifically, iPhone owners) and comes with a easier to manage 4.3" screen. The hardware features a 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon CPU from Qualcomm, and is just 7.9mm thick, which is HTC's thinnest phone yet. For context, the Droid RAZR is 7.1mm, so it's not much thicker than one of the thinnest devices on the market.

The One S also features a new Ceramic metal surface that apparently was developed for use in satellites. According to HTC's press release, this is to let the phone look great over a large amount of time. The device requires a MicroSIM for connectivity. It's also got a 8-megapixel camera, the same one that's in the other two devices, but it features a dedicated image processing chip and a f2.0 lens, which might be enough to take on the iPhone 4S.

It's great to see HTC simplifying and unifying their device line up to reduce consumer confusion. The Android hardware market is confusing at best for many, and having a line up of devices like this should help reduce that. HTC is now featuring Android 4.0 as standard on future devices, and are pushing into new markets by touting hardware that other manufacturers don't have yet.

The best part about these devices? They'll be available in almost every market. Check out the list below if you're already sold;

Europe, Middle East and Africa - A1 Austria, BH Telecom Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bite Lithuania, Bouygues Telecom France, Cellcom Israel, Cosmote Greece, Cosmote Romania & Global Bulgaria, Cyta Cyprus, E-Plus Germany, Elisa Estonia, Elisa Finland, EMT Estonia,  Euroset Russia, Everything Everywhere UK, H3G Austria, H3G Denmark, H3G Ireland, H3G Sweden, H3G UK, KPN Netherlands, Turkcell Turkey, LMT Latvia, M-Tel Bulgaria, Meteor Ireland, Mirs Israel, Mobilezone Switzerland, Avea Turkey, MTN Cyprus, Netcom Norway, O2 Germany, O2 Ireland, O2 UK, Omnitel Lithuania, Orange Austria, Orange France, Orange Israel, Orange Poland, Orange Romania, Orange Slovakia, Orange Switzerland, Pelephone Israel, Play Poland, MTS Russia, SFR France, SiMobil Slovenia, Sunrise Switzerland, Svyaznoy Russia, Swisscom Switzerland, T-Mobile Austria, T-Mobile Croatia, T-Mobile Czech Republic, T-Mobile Germany, T-Mobile Hungary, T-Mobile Macedonia, T-Mobile Netherlands, T-Mobile Slovakia, TDC Denmark, Tele2 Estonia, Tele2 Latvia, Tele2 Lithuania, Telefonica Czech Republic, Telekom Slovenia, Telenor Denmark, Telenor Hungary, Telenor Montenegro, Telenor Norway, Telenor Serbia, Telenor Sweden, Telia Denmark, Telia Sweden, TIM Italy, Tusmobil Slovenia, Vipnet Croatia, VIP Mobile Serbia, VIP Operator Macedonia, Virgin UK, Vodafone Czech Republic, Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Greece, Vodafone Hungary, Vodafone Ireland, Vodafone Italy, Vodafone Netherlands, Vodafone Romania, Vodafone Turkey, Vodafone UK, Wind Greece  North America: AT&T, Bell Mobility, Best Buy, C-Spire, Cellcom, Fido, Metro PCS, Bluegrass, OpenMobile, RadioShack, Rogers Communications, T-Mobile USA, Target, TELUS, U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Mobile Canada Latin America: Cellcom,  Claro Argentina (América Móvil), Claro Perú (América Móvil), Claro Puerto Rico (América Móvil), Entel Chile, Iusacell México, Movistar Chile (Telefónica), nTelos, Telcel México (América Móvil), Telecom Personal Argentina, Telefónica Brazil,  Asia-Pacific: AIS, Bharti Airtel, China Mobile (TD-SCDMA), ChungHwa Telecom, 3HK, CSL, DiGi, DTAC, Fareastone, Globe Telecom, Indosat, M1, Mobifone, Maxis, Optus, SingTel, Smart, Smartone, StarHub, Taiwan Mobile, Telkomsel, Telstra, Viettel, Vinaphone, Vivo, Vodafone Australia, Vodafone New Zealand, XL Axiata, TRUE

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looks the same as any other htc phone, too many android devices on the market, seems to me one looks the same as the other, go sign up for your new 2 year contracts and be sad when the next big thing comes out in six months.

Am I only one that finds HTC's phone hardware design boring and rather ugly. And they keep just releasing the same exact design. All those phones look nearly the same to each other and other phones already released - ex the Trophy looks almost identical. I dunno, just compared to other phones on the market, these look really cheap and dull (design wise).

One V seems to be yet another, but worse reincarnation of incredible s/desire s/sensation xl
just 512 mb of ram. other than that same as desire s... considering how poor things going for htc, it's not a wise move...

boring styles. my samsung omnia 7 is boring too case wise but the wp7 os is much more interesting than android atm.

WP7 said,
...but the wp7 os is much more interesting than android atm.

With you username was anyone expecting you to say anything different xD

thealexweb said,

With you username was anyone expecting you to say anything different xD

Lol also I don't think (s)he knows that you can actually get a windows phone launcher on Android which looks just about the same as Metro on WP7 AND you have all the benefits of having an android device including all the apps.

WP7 said,
boring styles. my samsung omnia 7 is boring too case wise but the wp7 os is much more interesting than android atm.

Also if WP7 is so interesting where are the new handsets, we're a few hours in now and all the buzz and excitement has been around android devices

Ently said,
Lol also I don't think (s)he knows that you can actually get a windows phone launcher on Android which looks just about the same as Metro on WP7 AND you have all the benefits of having an android device including all the apps.

Because WP is only a launcher? What a troll.

Anthonyd said,

Because WP is only a launcher? What a troll.

Who are you saying is a troll.. Me or WP7?

If you're saying WP7 is a troll well thats just confusing and I think you need to reread his post.

If you are saying I am troll let me explain myself.. Windows Phone 7 isn't just a launcher obviously but you can get the whole UI experience (which is what a launcher aims to do) on an android device the same as you would see it on a Windows Phone. I know this for a fact as I have done it before and having previously owned a real Windows Phone I was able to make an accurate comparison between the two.

Don't get butthurt over a phone OS (especially when you have no reason to as what I said wasn't trolling), there are bigger things in life to worry about Anthony!

Ently said,

Lol also I don't think (s)he knows that you can actually get a windows phone launcher on Android which looks just about the same as Metro on WP7 AND you have all the benefits of having an android device including all the apps.


A WP7 launcher might look the same as the real WP7 Start screen, but it will never work the same. No launcher replicates the animations accurately. Also since it's not a Windows Phone, you don't have Live Tiles, People Hub, Messaging Hub and the Live Tiles you can pin with them.

Phil_123 said,

Also since it's not a Windows Phone, you don't have Live Tiles, People Hub, Messaging Hub and the Live Tiles you can pin with them.

Also since its not an Android phone, you cant have widgets to cover all that on one screen

They all look so nice. Both my parents have HTC phones and now they'll most definitely choose one of these or the Samsung Galaxy S III as their next contract upgrades.

The HTC One X looks nice, and looks mega-powerful, but the UI is just terrible. Stock ICS would have been nice, Sense 4.0 just ruins it.

Possession said,
The HTC One X looks nice, and looks mega-powerful, but the UI is just terrible. Stock ICS would have been nice, Sense 4.0 just ruins it.

at least HTC give you the options to unlock all of their smartphone

Possession said,
The HTC One X looks nice, and looks mega-powerful, but the UI is just terrible. Stock ICS would have been nice, Sense 4.0 just ruins it.

If every android device looked the same you'd get the Windows Phone nightmare where all the devices look exactly the same and can't differentiate from each other.

It's nice to see HTC make the right choices with hardware this year - I just don't like the launcher. Why has HTC decided to give us a wider Gingerbread launcher on ICS?

It's also good to see the cross endorsement between Dre Beats and HTC this year too.