HTC recently unveiled and showcased their latest Smartphone line up, the HTC One Series here in Cebu, Philippines. The newly launched One Series includes the HTC One X and the HTC One V – both Google Android Smartphones running the latest operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 (ICS).
The HTC One X, which is the flagship model of the One Series, is the world’s first quad core 1.5GHZ processor phone utilizing Nvidia Tegra 3 Mobile processor. While the HTC One V is running on a 1GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The HTC One X features an impressive polycarbonate body which when dropped will not affect the structure or the screen of the device. This was demonstrated a few times during the launch when the HTC One X was dropped from waist level. The device was still in pristine condition. Folks, remember the drop test between the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Apple iPhone 4S?
The HTC One V sports a similar body design as the classic HTC Legend which is made of aluminum. Both Smartphones can broadcast songs, videos, images and anything going on the background to the HTC Media Link HD. The HTC Media Link HD is a WIFI receiving box shaped device connected to a TV in which content from your HTC One Series phone is streamed over to.
Furthermore, both the HTC One X and the HTC One V can capture photos instantly due to improvements in Ice Cream sandwich and with the new integration of an ImageChip. The HTC One X now features an ultra fast f/2.0 lens as compared to other Smartphones with an aperture of f/2.4. Thus, photos can now be taken in lower-light situations.
On a different note, HTC and Dropbox have partnered and are offering 25GB of free space on their cloud environment for two years. Dropbox is now integrated in HTC’s customized user interface, HTC Sense 4. Therefore, photos, documents and videos can be saved, edited and uploaded to the cloud effortlessly.
The HTC One X is available locally at P32,990 while the HTC One V has a price tag of P15,990. However, I have heard that the HTC One X can be purchased at a low price of P27,000 which is the same suggested retail price as last year’s Samsung Galaxy S2.
P.S. Expect to see the HTC One S later this year as one of HTC’s marketing managers confirmed that it will be landing on the Philippine shores pretty soon!