HTC Corporation, considered among the Who’s Who of smartphone innovation and design, announced the availability of One X and One V in Asia, finally putting a full stop to all the rumors that had been surrounding the timing, and indeed the impact of the launch. In fact considering the overwhelmingly warm reception the two smartphones have received immediately, HTC’s launch is more of an exclamation mark than a full stop.
HTC made the announcement recently at a launch event at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, which stated that it is launching its first quad-core Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. The date set was April 2, as had been predicted by asia.cnet.com that had first seen the One X being displayed in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow. The site has been talking up the phone’s camera-centric features, most notably the 8-megapixel BSI camera that has an F2.0 aperture. Furthermore, the camera app present, allows the user to capture images while they are shooting a video; and this is coupled with a burst-mode option which can tower up to 99 images. The site engadget.com named the One X as the best smart phone in the Mobile World Congress 2012.
The One V, on the other hands, has a single-core and a “chin” – something bordering on the HTC Hero – which gives it a distinctive look and feel. It has lower-end specs, like the 3.7-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display and also a 5-megapixel BSI camera that has a F2.0 aperture. When you add the fact that despite the unique look and intriguing features, the One V is supposed to be the ‘cheaper alternative’ to One X, the word ‘bargain’ begins to ring at full volume somewhere around the back of your mind.
Both the phones are now available in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and India, which the One X and One V costing S$898 (US$715) and S$398 (US$317) respectively. The One X is the first quad-core smartphone available in the market and with the dual-core One S still in the pipeline HTC is cementing itself high up the smartphone pecking order.
From the first punch in the Far East, HTC’s second punch comes from the Middle East – Saudi Arabia to be precise. HTC Corporation has launched the new One X smartphone in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through Etihad Etisalat (Mobily). Khalid Al-Kaf, CEO, Mobily said of the launch, “The growth of smartphones in Saudi Arabia has promoted Mobily to keep pace by offering the latest, most innovative smartphones into the market.”
Florian Seiche, the president of HTC EMEA talked up the HTC One series and the “cutting edge” experience that the phones bring claiming that, “An HTC One X smartphone is the only camera you will ever need, and the ultimate music necessity.” He further stated categorically and nonchalantly that the HTC One X was the best phone that they had ever made.
The One series phones amalgamate the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4, with effortless ease and gives the user unparalleled camera functions. This is the phones’ real strength; something that is vindicated by all the hype and the noise that is being generated from different quarters.
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