Smart Communications and HTC Philippines has invited us (or me) to witness the pre-launch of the new HTC One series at Jump Experience Center.
The hotly anticipated HTC One X is the first ever quad-core smartphone to hit the Philippine market. It features a gigantic 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 screen display with 720p HD resolution which translates to about 312 pixels per inch (ppi).
It is powered by a 1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core (plus 1 companion core) processor. It runs on the latest Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0 on top of it. This is my first time ever to try the Sense UI, and I can say it looks nice. Judging from the looks of the previous versions of Sense UI, I can pretty much say that HTC has eliminated the clutter on it.
The One X is equipped with a 8 Megapixels with f2.0 aperture that will really help shooting great photos in low light conditions. It can activate the camera in just 0.7 seconds and do some focusing in just 0.2 seconds. That's pretty fast judging by the numbers itself. I really need to try this out in real life situations. It can also capture images at up to 4 fps, which means you can go take up to 99 photos in just 25 seconds of continuous shooting.
In terms of video recording, it can do up to 1080p Full HD of recording, and... You can take photos while taking a video! They call it the VideoPic Experience.
For audiophiles, HTC's got you covered with the Beats™ Audio built deeply within the OS. HTC will not be bundling Beats™ headphones this time but they said that now, you won't need a specific type of headphones just to have the rich audio experience. Yes, it will now work with any kind of headphones/headsets!
|HTC Philippines Marketing Communications Manager Kiko Torno, delivering the presentation.|
Another and probably the most thing that's interesting is the design and build quality of the HTC One X. It is made out of a single polycarbonate piece of plastic. Mind you, even this is made out of plastic, it is really tough! And to support that claim, Mr. Kiko Torno did throw - yes, he threw it out on the floor, not just the usual drop tests. I think the floor got hurt. The screen did not suffered from any major cracks or scratches as it is a Gorilla Glass™ one, which is proven to be really touch.
The HTC One V was also shown at the pre-launch, but the real talks of the town is the One X. Anyway, the HTC One V has a 3.7-inch Super LCD 2 screen display with 800x480 resolution, a 1GHz single-core processor, 5 Megapixels camera with the same technology as the other One phones, Beats™ Audio, and also runs on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Smart will be exclusively carrying the HTC One X and One V. It will be available starting on April 13th. Price? A whooping P32,990 for the HTC One X and P15,990 for the One V.
We will definitely review the HTC One X (and probably the One V too) here at MisterJonjon.com.
P.S. The beauty-queen HTC One S will be coming on July. ;)