Feb 26 AT 4:08 PM Nick Gray 26 Comments

HTC announces the HTC One series at Mobile World Congress


While Sony and Huawei have already announced their new devices at Mobile World Congress today, the main even was HTC’s press conference tonight where they finally unveiled the HTC One series of devices which includes three Android 4.0 powered phones (HTC One V, One S and One X).

All of HTC’s devices feature HTC Sense 4.0, Beats Audio integration, Watch, and 25GB of online storage through DropBox. Below are some of the highlights from each device. HTC has also equipped their new phones with new Dual Shutter Camera Module with a Video Pic feature which allow users to record HD video and take pictures simultaneously.

HTC One V – HTC’s new entry level Android 4.0 handset which features a 3.7-inch qHD display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording. Full spec list and images

HTC One S – HTC’s thinnest device to date, measuring in at 8mm thick. The One S is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm S4 MSM8960 processor and features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, 1GB of RAM, 8 megapixel rear-camera with an f/2.0 lens, 1080p video recording, and a 1650 mAh battery. Full spec list and images

HTC One X – This is the phone you’ve been waiting for! HTC One X is the very first device in HTC’s lineup to feature an NVIDIA 1.5GHz 4-plus-1 quad-core Tegra 3 processor. HTC will also be releasing a second version of the phone which features the same 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 processor found in the One S. The handset comes with a 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD2 display, 1 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear illuminated camera with a 28-millimeter f/2.2 lens, and 32GB of internal storage. Full spec list and images

All three HTC One phones will be available across the globe sometime in the second quarter. Details about pricing and exact launch dates will come once European and US service providers make their own announcements in the next few days and weeks. We already know that 20 service providers have already placed order with HTC for the HTC One X  (including AT&T) and the HTC One S is expected to be launched by T-Mobile USA this spring.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • sunrise

    Why are other online outlets reporting different specs than you guys?

    One S shipping with dual core S3 processor
    One X shipping with dual core S4 processor
    According to Engadget

    • sunrise

      I get it, the international is Nvidiia, the US At&t is S4 on the One X. Engadget still has the One S as having an S3 processor. I hope they are wrong.

      • sunrise

        Yup Engadget was wrong. T-Mobile says it will be a S4 in the One S. Thank god!

        • Taknarosh

          Give yourself a pat on the back for figuring that one out. You deserve it!
          Remember kids, Engadget isn’t the end all authority in tech!

  • andyh

    What’s the deal with the S’s battery (fixed or replaceable?) And micro SD slot?

  • Dragonithe

    I want the One S with 32GB, NFC and a 720p Super LCD2 screen.
    I just love how it looks.

  • jamal adam

    Wish it had a 720p screen and not this qHD pentile one. Otherwise, this is one sexy phone.

    • jamal adam

      In reference to the One S

  • spazby

    Lovely phones

  • HiyaBuddy

    They look quite nice. It seems that oems aren’t taking the ics approach with on screen buttons yet because, well hey, haptic buttons on android phones are sort of a standard today. The limited storage space is kind of a let down but how many people who buy these phones actually fill it up? I understand a lot of you who post about storage space need it, but the majority of consumers don’t really need that much space so 16gb is kind of standard. The iPhones standard model has been 16gb since the 3g version. I will say that I got 32 gb DROID RAZR but only because they were just $30 more on Amazon and the other colors on Amazon were back ordered at the time. Since I just signed up with verizon I love my DROID RAZR and find it nice that there is expandable memory. I think HTC should have built their one series with expandable memory. The thinness is not the problem because if Motorola can put lte radios and an SD card slot in the RAZR then HTC should be able to do the same thing. I hope they do keep Android phones with expandable storage because without it they just start looking like iPhone clones with bigger screens. I wonder when Google will give HTC another shot at a nexus phone because I loved my nexus one and I still think its a good phone even though its outdated.

    • CTown

      Perhaps the OEMS didn’t know Google was going the on screen route when making these devices? Plus, these phones have the best looking capacitative buttons I’ve seen so far!

      As for strorage: I don’t understand why OEMs insist their phones are the “best cinema experience in your pocket” and pretend that HD video clips are tiny files…

  • RRR

    Arrest you HTC missing 5.3″ like Note or Vu? I’ve got even letter for u — One N — do it. lol

    • RRR

      Aren’t instead of arrest sorry . … damn me, damn autocorrect and damn no edit in aam

    • RRR

      That would be nice question to ask HTC management if chance will allow on the meeting in Barcelona, Nick, if u r there.

  • http://alxrock.deviantart.com alxrock

    anyone notice that the HTC One series doesn’t have a capacitive hardware menu button? And since the buttons are not onscreen, the legacy overflow buttons can’t magically pop up to the bottom right corner. The hardware button on the bottom right corner is definitely a multitasking button from what I’ve seen in video reviews. Considering most apps have not integrated an action bar yet, how is this phone going to access the menu?

  • cthonctic

    They are all very attractive devices in their own way. While personally I cannot really get excited about non-highend handsets anymore, I do think the S and V will find their way into lots of happy users’ hands.
    Actually, I really like how the V looks a lot like HTC’s old Hero or Legend, fond memories. :)

  • RRR

    also since battery is soldered in do these phones have some kind of a hidden hardware reset switch? Sometimes ones in a while u have to remove the battery to reset. Without such reset you may brick the phone for hours ( or days till the battery dies ) with some buggy software.

    • CTown

      I was thinking the same thing? Perhaps one can still use adb to reboot to recovery even though his or her phone is going through a boot loop?

      • RRR

        could be but only with the devils help. lol

        /* 1800mAh at 3.7V means 6.66Whr.

        //* LOL (c) by Anandtech

  • Hall Lo

    Not very impressive, but not bad either…

  • RRR

    Nick, if you are in Barcelona ask them about HDR mode iphone 4 has in their camera. And hopefully in video too – why not — they have got an innovation, the dedicated camera chip.

  • Nathan D.

    Nice set of phone I wish the at&t version of one x was going to T-Mobile cuz I would have gotten it in a heart beat.

  • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

    :)) Great news, HTC flexed its muscles the right way now. It’s too bad the One S doesn’t have 720p resolution, other than that is looks really well. I would love the One X with the Tegra3 chipset, but I bet it will be too expensive (it’s the top of the line, though). Samsung will have to really surpass themselves to overcome what HTC has showed right now.

  • dVyper

    Can’t wait to get the One X!

  • glovesfootball

    Sighhhhhh… when will Android phone manufacturers finally get it? Android consumers are Android consumers because we like OPTIONS, FREEDOM, CHOICE — not being locked in to somebody’s idea of what we should be able to do with our phones.

    — It’s just foolish that these new phones have no microSD slot and no removable battery.

    If I wanted to be locked down, I would be an iPhone owner, and probably not even on this site daily.

    I am a HUGE HTC fan, but man, I’ve been so disappointed with every phone after the EVO 4G — all of them are failures, in my opinion. HTC should’ve at least been competing with the Galaxy S series, if not winning – instead, we’ve just gotten pure garbage from them (who cares about a 3D phone? who cares about a slide phone? and what was the point behind the EVO Design?).

    I’ve literally tried to make myself buy a Galaxy S II several times. But I just cannot get past the cheesy looking UI – seems “Fisher-Pricey” to me – not to mention the cheap feel of the material, even though the performance is superior. I don’t want to just have performance, I want to like what I’m looking at and how it feels in my hands.

    I would be in love with this new line of HTC One series if they simply included a removable battery and microSD slot — 2 BASIC features that should be included with every phone. I mean, I do get that there’s this huge push to live in “the cloud”… yet again, more control for the establishment, less control and options for consumers. What happens when the Cloud evaporates some day — how do I get to my stuff??? :-)

    For now I guess I’ll stick with my EVO 4G until something worthy enough comes along. If HTC wins the bid to build the next Nexus, maybe they’ll FINALLY get it all right and take their rightful place as the best Android manufacturer.