Yesterday 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.