Good morning from the madhouse that is Mobile World Congress.
We’ve a few (ahem) phones to catch up on this morning, and – in the absence of the Samsung Galaxy S III – the one I’m all hot and bothered about is the HTC One X. Show-stealer or unforgivable disappointment? Read on!
We’ve been jawing about the HTC One X since last November, back when we used to call it the HTC Edge, and the rumour mill had painted a fairly vivid picture of what to expect. Now it’s finally here, woohoo!
In terms of specs, the HTC One X has a 4.7in display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 1.5GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 32GB internal storage (no microSD support, unfortunately), 1GB of RAM and an 1,800mAh battery.
In camera city, we’ve got an 8MP snapper on the rear with auto-focus and flash, a BSI sensor for better low-light capture and 1080p vid cap. Front-side, there’s 1.3 megapixels offering sexy video chat in 720p. You can simultaneously take snapshots and record video, while stabilisation removes shaky motion.
As we’ve come to expect from HTC’s latest and greatest, the HTC One X will arrive with Beats Audio, HTC Sense 4.0 and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).
The HTC One XL is not, as we suspected, a larger HTC One X, but a dual-core Qualcomm SnapDragon variant with LTE and 16GB internal storage. Whatev’s.
I’ll be heading down to HTC’s stand and attempting to steal a One X post haste. I ain’t waiting till April, baby, when it'll drop in both white and grey.