HTC Announces the One X, One S, and One V – Sets the Bar for 2012 Android Devices

We knew they were all coming, but HTC officially stole the show today at Mobile World Congress 2012 with the unveiling of their HTC One series. Even with specs leaking and pictures popping up across the globe, we should all still be impressed with what HTC has produced for the first half of this year. The One X is their flagship phone and the most impressive on paper, but the One S isn’t far behind it as a next-gen phone. The One V is their lowest level of the three, yet still manages to include Beats audio and an extremely slim body while maintaing the unique look of the once iconic HTC Legend. Overall, this is one hell of a lineup of phones. They announced more than just phones though, but we’ll start there and continue on throughout the afternoon.

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Full HTC One X Official Specs Leak Out – 4.7-Inch Super LCD Screen with Gorilla Glass, NFC with Google Wallet, 1800mAh Battery

HTC’s MWC event tomorrow afternoon won’t have many surprises after the folks at FullGSM managed to find the official spec pages for the One X floating around HTC’s site. It looks as if the device will come in both white and black (or charcoal) and will live up to all of the hype. It indeed does sport a 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 4.7″ Super LCD HD display with Gorilla Glass, has 32GB of storage, new dual-shutter camera tech, 28mm wide angle lens, an NFC chip with Google Wallet support,  and so much more. The only real downside that we are seeing is the 1800mAh battery. We would have liked to have seen something with a little more juice to power that massive display, but since the phone is not LTE, it could be fine.

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HTC One X and One S Pose for the Camera – Same Old HTC Design, But Ultra-Thin

Most of the devices expected to make a splash at next week’s Mobile World Congress have now been outed. Yesterday we saw LG’s entire lineup of phones receive hands-on time and today we have the first shots of the HTC One X and One S in the wild. The One S is expected to be a mid-range device, so we’ll get right into the picture we have up top which is of the One X. As you know from the constant coverage of it over the last couple of weeks, the One X is HTC’s new flagship device. Rockin’ a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 4.7″ Super LCD HD screen, NFC, 8MP rear camera, and Sense 4.0 over Ice Cream Sandwich, it’s something to be taken seriously.

As far as styling goes, it looks like all of HTC’s devices from the last couple of years only it appears to be incredibly thin. In fact, if this was sitting next to a Sensation, you might not be able to tell the difference other than the ICS-ready 3-navigation keys that HTC has chosen instead of the previously standard 4. I’m not calling it ugly, just saying that it looks like every other HTC device from the front.

The HTC One S is expected to be a little more budget-friendly and is pictured after the break. Rumored specs have it with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor (possibly the Snapdragon S4), 4.3″ qHD screen, and Ice Cream Sandwich.  (more…)

Here are Your 2012 MWC Android Pins, And Yes You Will Want Them

Last year, the Android team created a set of 86 different Android pins that were then spread around various booths at MWC. Attendees noticed them and then actually tried to collect them all (who wouldn’t, right?). Seeing that they were such a hit, a new set of pins has been introduced for next week’s big mobile event and are something I think that all of us would love to have to add to our Android collections. If you are not attending, it may be tough, but we’ll do our best to try and get a hold of some.

Check out the full sheet of pins below.  (more…)

LG’s Entire MWC Android Phone Lineup Gets Fondled on Video, Including the Quad-core Optimus 4X HD

There are absolutely zero surprises coming from LG at next week’s Mobile World Congress now thanks to some lengthy hands-on videos that Italian site Telefonino posted today. LG had already announced each of their major products to unveil – Optimus 4X HD, Optimus Vu, and Optimus 3D Max – but we had yet to really see them in the wild or in any sort of lengthy overview.  (more…)

HTC Continues Countdown to MWC – 4 Days to Go Before We Hear Something “Authentic”

HTC continued its countdown to Mobile World Congress today by posting a picture of a phone with the number 4 inside it. Yesterday it was a 5, as in 5 days to go until they announce their 2012 plans. Today’s 4 is accompanied by the words “This Sunday you’ll hear something authentic.” Authentic could mean almost anything, but the definition says “Of undisputed origin.” Dig deep into that if you need to. We are just assuming it has to do with the One X.

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LG Announces the Optimus 4X HD Ahead of MWC – Tegra 3, 4.7-inch HD Display, and Ice Cream Sandwich

So much for one last surprise from LG at next week’s Mobile World Congress. After announcing both the Optimus Vu and Optimus 3D Max, they went ahead and officially outed the Optimus 4X HD as well. The phone is everything that has been rumored so far, so let’s recap quickly and then get to your thoughts.

The LG Optimus 4X HD will rock a 4.7″ IPS HD display, 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 16GB internal storage, 2150mAh battery, and will run Ice Cream Sandwich. Not bad, right? And with the Tegra 3, don’t automatically assume that this device will suffer from battery life issues either. As we have written a number of times now, the quad-core architecture that NVIDIA uses, includes a 5th companion core that they are calling “4-PLUS-1.” This companion core allows the phone to idle and save battery during activities that do not need heavy processing. This device should exceed your battery life expectations.

The device will ship to Europe first some time in the 2nd quarter. U.S. rollout has not been announced, but if we go off of last year’s similar device from LG, the Optimus 2X, T-Mobile was able to grab it and rename it the LG G2X. LG G4X HD this time around, anyone?

Sooooo, your thoughts? Being an LG device, does this interest you?

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Android Team Reminds Us That Last Year’s MWC Android Booth Was Awesome, Invites You Back For More

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The Android booth at last year’s Mobile World Congress was everything you would hope that an Android booth would be. There was a slide, Android collectibles, devices, a conveyor belt, a lounge, and more. To remind you of its awesomeness, the Android team has posted up a recap of the fun while reminding us all that they will be back at MWC doing it all over again. Can’t wait to see what they have in store.

Via:  Android at MWC 2012