HTC One X Introduced @ MWC 2012
Today in Barcelona, Spain at the Mobile World Congress 2012, HTC introduced its newest “flagship” android based phone boasting that it’s built for speed.
Its large 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 screen shows off full 1280 x 720 HD resolution, running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and boasts HTC’s new Sense 4 user interface. All of this technology needs some serious power behind it, and this phone has it with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor plus an additional core for low-power tasks.
I’ve read in various articles on this phone that HTC CEO Peter Chou said ”Life often moves faster than the camera can keep up.” The new HTC One X solves that problem boasting a 0.7 second camera start-up time and a 0.2 second camera auto-focus time. The 8 megapixel camera inside this amazing new piece of technology is powered by “ImageSense” , a combination of lens, sensor, software, user interface and even some custom silicon. ImageSense powers some custom features on the HTC Platform. Moreover, the novelty has its own processor, which is something new in this area. It saves pictures in RAW format for greater processing flexibility on the device before you get them in a more user-friendly JPEG format. Plus, users can make shots while recording a video.
Image Sense also powers features like burst mode, which allows you to press and hold the shutter for continuous shooting. Shooting photos at night or under low light conditions with a smartphone used to be challenging, but HTC has addressed that issue with the One X by giving the camera has a larger pixel depth to capture more light and reduce blur. The f/2.0 lens can capture 44% more light than the typical f/2.4 lens you would find on comparable high-end smartphones, the company says. HDR capability is also included to help with low or bad lighting scenarios.
But what fun are photos if you cant share them with anyone else?!? HTC addressed this issue as well, integrating Dropbox into the HTC Sense 4.0 platform, giving users 25GB free of premium Dropbox space for TWO YEARS!! That’s enough space to hold 10,000 High-Quality photos. The phone can automatically upload your photos to Dropbox and also easily create links to e-mail to all your friends so they can see the photos too! Dropbox is used throughout the phone UI to make sharing and storing documents and other files easier.
Now on to the feature that makes me smile most about this phone!
For all you music crazy audiophiles like me out there , HTC’s Authentic Sound uses Beats Audio and has integrated it throughout the phone. Even apps like Pandora can take advantage of the enhanced sound quality. Additionally the part that caught my attention most about this, Beats headphones users can select from a variety of audio profiles and allow the phone to optimize the output.
The new HTC One line includes two additional phones, the One S and the One V. Both have the same look and feel of the One X with slightly lower specifications. The One S has a 4.3 inch display and the One V has a 3.7 inch display.
The HTC One phones are expected to be available in early April 2012.