HTC One V and One XL heading to Mobile World Congress

HTC One V and One XL heading to Mobile World CongressYesterday we were told to start calling the HTC Edge and HTC Ville the One X and One S respectively, and now we’re hearing about a couple of other Taiwanese smartphones with tickets for Barcelona.

They are the HTC One V and HTC One XL. Before you start pulling your hair out and questioning HTC’s less is more claim, one of these chaps has been leaked before. Phew.

The HTC One V weighs in with a 3.7in display, 1GHz processor (not sure if that’s single or dual-core just yet), 5MP camera with 720p video capture, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and 1GB of RAM. It sounds a bit like a Beats Audio-fied HTC Desire S.

Over the past few weeks we’ve been referring to the HTC One V as the HTC Primo.

Not much is known about the HTC One XL, but it’s probably safe to assume it’s a bigger version of the HTC One X. At 4.7in, the HTC One X ain’t no slouch, so the HTC One XL could punch through the 5in barrier and into Samsung Galaxy Note territory.

Personally, I'm not a fan of this new naming convention, which seems to entail assigning arbitrary letters. The HTC One V has the most modest specs, but alphabetically sits between the HTC One S and HTC One X. Meh.

HTC is tipped to unveil its stuff the day before Mobile World Congress opens its gates, so that’d be a week on Sunday.

via: Pocket-lint

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bilbob  Feb. 17, 2012 at 13:21

Glad to see HTC addressing the issue of quantity over quality.

Oh, wait...

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 17, 2012 at 15:25

HTC only announced their "quality over quantity", thing in light of their Q4 earnings. These phones will have been too far into the production process to back out by Q1 2012, they'll have to be released.

It's extremely basic economics. Remember HTC made less profit in Q4, not a loss, therefore it's not worth canning existing projects.

Rebajas  Feb. 24, 2012 at 15:05

V could stand for value if the One V is the least powerful of the One series. Also assuming a range of handsets called Two to fill the Wildfire etc void...?

I'd still like to see something with the looks and power of the One S but with a 3.7"~ screen.


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