With HTC just having announced its One-series of Androids, some of the remaining details on the phones are starting to fall into place, along with those for the One XL, which we heard mentioned earlier this month.
Retailers are expecting the global version of the quad-core HTC One X to become available early in April Clove is listing April 5 for both the One X and One S and should cost somewhere around $650 before taxes, which sounds quite reasonable for its high-end hardware.
All official specs we’ve seen for the global One X have it with a quad-band [...]
The upcoming quad-core smartphone currently codenamed HTC Endeavor has already gone through one identity change, starting out life as the Edge — and long rumored to come to market as the HTC Supreme. Well HTC may still use the Supreme branding for another phone — possibly the sleek dual-core Ville — but we’re now hearing that Endeavor will go by the name HTC One X when it’s introduced at the end of the month at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress. Apparently the “X” will be placed as superscript above the word “One” for branding [...]
You might remember it as the HTC Edge which was later renamed to HTC Endeavor but it got launched in Barcelona at MWC as the HTC One X. It is actually HTC’s first quad-core device powered by the nVidia Tegra 3 SoC.
The One X also packs a 4.7-inch display with 720p, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of Internal Storage and has an eight-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video. There’s a 1.3-megapixel front-facing webcam and the phone runs Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0 on top of it. One thing of note though is that LTE carriers who will have the One X in their [...]
Yesterday, we brought you the first press shot of HTC’s One X, the quad-core superphone that should be the highlight of the manufacturer’s MWC offerings. We noted at the time that HTC had made a few changes since the first render we saw of the phone back in November. We knew it would just be a matter of days before we had the opportunity to check out the handset in person at the Mobile World Congress, but today we get a look a little bit early, thanks to some images that are supposedly of the One X and the One S.
The One X (above) looks largely like we expected it [...]
The upcoming quad-core HTC One X has seemingly undergone some restyling since we first saw it late last year under the codename HTC Edge. Having gone through an unusual pre-launch name change to Endeavor, it now looks like this flagship member of the One family may have earned that switch, apparently adopting a slightly sleeker look overall while also dropping one of the capacitive buttons.
We’re now only days away from the presumed introduction of this 4.7-inch, 720p behemoth, tipped to launch alongside the renamed Ville and Primo (One S and One P One V, rumor has it) at [...]
As was widely expected, HTC announced its two halo devices for the first half of the year at Mobile World Congress today, the quad-core HTC One X and slim, dual-core HTC One S. First revealed as the HTC Edge and HTC Ville, respectively, the two handsets are both powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and skinned with HTC Sense 4.0.
The One X, pictured up top (and better known by its final codename of Endeavor), features a Tegra 3 “4+1” quad core processor, 4.7-inch, 720p HD display, and 1GB of RAM / 32GB ROM. It’s got a 1080p-capable eight-megapixel main [...]
We recently learned just which smartphone models Nokia may be preparing to show off at this year’s Mobile World Congress, including the Lumia 900 and Lumia 610. There’s another Lumia model that we’ve talked about in the past but haven’t heard much about lately, one that’s starting to make some noise again. Could Nokia be planning on using the MWC to demonstrate this supposed Lumia 719, as well?
We last mentioned the Lumia 719 just before our coverage of the CES began, when we were still trying to work-out what Nokia would have to display at that [...]
We’ve gotten wind of the names, but not the details, of the handsets Nokia reportedly plans on revealing later this month at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress. The six devices are supposedly split evenly among smartphones — two Windows Phones and a Symbian — and three S60 S40 featurephones. Specifically, we’re now expecting the global version of the Lumia 900, an entry-level handset dubbed the Lumia 610, and the Nokia 808 PureView, which has been rumored as a full touchscreen successor to the camera-centric N8. Also tipped were the Asha 302, Asha 203, and [...]
As has been rumored, Nokia is indeed bringing a pair of Windows Phones to Mobile World Congress, a global version of the Lumia 900 and a new entry-level handset, the Lumia 610. Specs on the 900 are well-known, but details on the the 610 remain elusive; we’re pretty sure that it sports a five-megapixel camera, which casts some doubt on the purported specifications making the rounds which give it just a three-megapixel shooter. Apparently the 610 will come in four different shades, while the 900 will be available in white, black, and cyan.
Nokia is also expected to announce [...]
Panasonic, a brand not typically associated with high-tech gadgetry (they make great bathroom exhaust fans!) has taken the wraps off of their Eluga Power tabphone, a device that has a 5.0″ 720p display (though part of that screen is utilized by software Android buttons) and a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU running on Android 4.0. Even with such a large display the Eluga Power is a svelte 9.6mm thick (which is essentially the same thickness as the Galaxy Note). The 1,800mAh battery of the device can be charged all the way to the 50% mark within just 30 minutes, which [...]
3.5-inch FWVGA display, and a 1.0GHz dual-core processor plus 1GB of RAM is what’s on the Sony Xperia U, pretty much like on the Sony Xperia P, the two phones the Japanese company has announced today while in Barcelona at the MWC.
We take a look at the white version of the Sony Xperia U in our video below but the device will be available in a black flavor too, once it hits the market in the second quarter of the year. As with the Xperia P, the Xperia U has great build quality and Sony is really taking its new design signature forward with its line-up.
HTC announced the One S Android phone today, alongside the One X, and we really need to say that, despite HTC going forward with their design policy, the One S is continuing its trend with excellent build quality.
The One S is powered by a Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon processor and has a 4.3-inch display with qHD resolution. Also on-board is 1GB of RAM and 16GB of Internal Storage alongside Bluetooth 3.0 radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, eight-megapixel main camera, VGA webcam and the usual suspects.
The Sony Xperia S was indeed launched at this year’s CES but we’ve managed to finally get our hands-on with the device here in Barcelona, half way around the world.
The Xperia S features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 720p screen with Reality Display technology, a huge 12-megapixel camera with mobile-Exmor R backlit sensor, and a 720p-capable front-facing webcam. Also on-board is NFC support, HDMI-out, and 32GB of internal flash storage. One could really say that the Xperia S is really the AT&T Sony Xperia Ion but the 12-megapixel camera should be [...]
Sony (sans Ericsson) has just unveiled a couple of smartphones at today’s Barcelona Press Event and the Xperia P is one of them. We had the chance to take a closer look at the phone and we really liked the build quality and the direction the company is taking design-wise, especially the unibody aluminum design.
While the Xperia P is a lot like the AT&T Sony Xperia Ion, it packs a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 4.0-inch FWVGA display, NFC and HDMI connectivity. The Xperia P is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread but should be upgradable to [...]
In Barcelona today, HTC took to the stage for its own MWC press conference, using the opportunity to formally announce the HTC One series of Androids. CEO Peter Chou was especially enthusiastic about all the great camera-related developments that have gone into the design of One-series handsets, and went to some length explaining just why he thinks they’re so impressive.
We’ve mentioned that the flagship HTC One models feature the same camera component. Just what’s so great about it? The hardware has a large f/2.0 aperture, letting in more light than many [...]
Sony unveiled two new Xperia Android phones, based on the design of the Xperia S that was announced at CES.
First up we have the Xperia P, which features a unibody aluminum design with a 4.0″ FWVGA display that is supposed to have superior outdoor viewing. It will also have NFC and HDMI connectivity. Inside, it has a 1.0GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM. The Xperia P, running on Android 2.3 for now, will ship in the middle of Q2 in a trio of colors. No word on pricing just yet.
The Xperia U is a compact device with a 3.5″ FWVGA display. It has the [...]
We knew that 2012 would be the year of the high resolution tablet. It’s only logical that current tablets, most of which cap out at 1280×800 pixels, would be succeeded by devices with full 1080p 1920×1080 resolution. But to go beyond that is impressive. Notwithstanding the rumors about the iPad 3 having a 2048×1536 pixel display, the Huawei MediaPad, with its 1920×1200 resolution, will take the crown as the highest resolution tablet yet. My monitor at work, a full 14″ larger than the MediaPad 10, has that same 1920×1200 resolution.
We’re still a few hours away from HTC’s press event at MWC, where they’re expected to announce the One X and One S, potentially among others. Thanks to a posting on Orange UK’s website ahead of the event, we get to see an official press rendering of the quad-core One S. The press photo shows us that as part of HTC’s new design language, they are de-emphasizing the speaker grill for the One S, allowing it to become almost invisible thanks to some simple perforations towards the top of the phone. We also get to see that HTC will indeed be doing a [...]
Huawei is making their mark at Mobile World Congress with the announcement of three forbimidable smartphones (due to ship in Q2 of this year), one of which is touted by the company as “the world’s fastest quad-core smartphone”, though it’s possible the company might be biased towards its own products.
First up we have the Ascend D, running on a custom Huawei K3V2 1.5GHz quad-core CPU. It packs a 4.5″ 720p display in a package that is around 9mm thick. Running on Android 4.0, it has the obligatory three button configuration. It has an 8MP camera on [...]
In response to the buzz generated by the Samsung Galaxy Note, other OEMs are hoping to get into the tab-phone action with phones that go above 5″ in screen size. LG recently showed us their Vu, and now Viewsonic has announced the ViewPhone 5e, a dual-SIM smartphone that has a 5.0″ display. Dissapointingly, the 5e’s display resolution is a mere WVGA, granting the device a grainy 186ppi pixel density. On the bright side, it will ship with Android 4.0. No word yet on other specs like CPU and RAM, though we’re guessing that this will turn out to be a midrange or [...]
There haven’t been many attempts at a phone with an inbuilt projector, in fact, we can’t think of one. There was the LG eXpo on AT&T, a Windows Mobile phone from 2009, that allowed you to buy a (rather expensive) projector add-on. The eXpo saw limited appeal, and the technology just wasn’t there yet.
Samsung is hoping that the world is ready for a projector-phone with their announcement of the Galaxy Beam. It’s an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device with a 4″ WVGA display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, a 5MP camera, and a 2,000mAh battery. The most [...]
It turns out that there will be at least two versions of the Android 4.0-powered Galaxy Tab 2 (not to be confused with the Galaxy Tab Plus), one with a 7″ screen, which was previously announced, and now another, with a 10.1″ screen. The 10.1″ version won’t be dissimilar from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that we all know from 2011: it’ll have a 1280×800 display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, and a 3MP rear-camera and VGA front-facing camera, available as either a WiFi or 3G device. Look for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to start shipping in the UK in the near [...]
It seems like every new phone being announced at MWC this year is going to have NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chip nestled just inside its shell — or some other quad-core which will power it to new levels of awesomeness, never before seen by man.
We talked about dual- versus quad-cores in a recent episode of The Android Guy Weekly, but now that a slew of quad-core phones are right around the corner, is “quad-core” going to significantly change the your experience? Is the Tegra 3 going to make emailing twice as fast or increase your web-surfing speeds? Or is it just a [...]