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AVAILABILITY: HTC announces One X, One S and One V availability for next week [UPDATE 2]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 29.03.12 - 12:08:43 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 27508x
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HTC today announced that its recently announced HTC One-series of Android smartphones will be available from next Monday in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Featuring the HTC One V, HTC One S and HTC One X, the One-series represents HTC's most premium mobile experience with a new level of iconic design, amazing camera and authentic sound experience. The HTC One series integrates Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC's own Sense 4 UI experience, that is introducing HTC ImageSense, a new suite of camera and imaging features that set HTC One apart from other phones. HTC Sense 4 also includes broad enhancements to audio quality and simplifies how people listen to music on their phone.

The HTC One X features a beautifully crafted polycarbonate unibody that has the ruggedness of metal but is super lightweight. With seamless construction, the unibody combines a unique high gloss 'piano' finish and a matte back.

HTC One is blazing fast with the new NVIDIAR Tegra 3 Mobile Processor for clear graphics, faster applications and longer battery life. It includes a 1.5 GHz Super 4-PLUS-1 quad-core CPU with an integrated fifth Battery Saver Core and a high-performance 12-Core NVIDIAR GPU. The HTC One also has an amazing 4.7", 720p HD screen crafted from contoured Corning Gorilla Glass. HTC One X will also be available in selected 4G LTE markets with a LTE-enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon S4. processor with up to 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU's.

The HTC One S is for people who want a high-end smartphone in a more compact size. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with up to 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU's. It also includes a 4.3" screen crafted from contoured Corning Gorilla Glass. The HTC One S brings HTC's innovative metal unibody styling to a new thin 7.9 mm design, making it HTC's thinnest phone yet.

The HTC One S sports two new finishes that break new ground in mobile phone innovation. The first is an ultra-matte black Ceramic Metal surface that is the result of a microarc oxidation (MAO) process originally developed for use in satellites. It transforms the surface of the aluminum unibody into a ceramic, super-dense crystalline structure that is four times harder than anodized aluminum, enabling the HTC One S to look great over time. The second finish for the One S takes anodizing to a new level with a new patented process that creates a light-to-dark gradient fade that looks gorgeous and sophisticated.

Utilizing the classic, award-winning design of the HTC Legend, the HTC One V brings top-end design to a smartphone with broad appeal and a premium experience that delivers an amazing camera and authentic sound.

It features a simple, iconic aluminum unibody design that exudes craftsmanship and quality.

With ImageSense, HTC One rivals traditional digital cameras with improvements to every part of the camera, including the lens, the sensor, the software, and even integrating a new custom HTC ImageChip. These enhancements combine to deliver our fastest image capture, best image quality under adverse conditions and easiest interface that enables quick access to capturing stills and videos with side-by-side photo and video capture buttons.

  • Superfast Capture - HTC One dramatically reduces the time it takes to capture those key moments. In just 0.7 seconds you're able to take a shot, and with a new superfast 0.2-seconds autofocus, continue to take nearly unlimited continuous shots simply by holding the shutter button
  • Good photos in adverse conditions - HTC One delivers dramatic enhancements in image capture quality even in adverse conditions such as low light, no light or with bright backlighting. The f/2.0 lens on the HTC One X and HTC One S offers best-in-class performance, capturing 40 percent more light than the f/2.4 lenses available on other high-end phones. HTC One also includes HDR, a market-leading technology, for taking great photos even when there are varying levels of brightness
  • Video Pic (Concurrent Video/Still Capture) - With Video Pic you capture a photo and shoot video at the same time. Now, while you're shooting HD video, all you have to do is tap the shutter button and it snaps a high-resolution still photo while the video continues to shoot. You are also able to capture a photo frame from a previously recorded video
  • Dropbox integrated with HTC Sense - HTC One gives you an easy way to save and share your photos and videos. HTC has integrated Dropbox into HTC Sense 4 enabling HTC One customers to get 25 gigabytes of free Dropbox space for two years. That's enough to keep more than 10,000 high-quality photos. Dropbox is also integrated throughout HTC Sense 4, so it's easy to edit, save and share your documents and other kinds of files.
  • Sharing your photos and more - HTC One gives you a new way to share your photos and videos. When you plug in HTC's wireless Media Link HD accessory into your TV's HDMI port, you can easily share your photos, videos, or anything else on your phone with your friends, family or colleagues regardless of the television's brand as long as it has HDMI.

With HTC One, Beats By Dr. Dre Audio integration is enabled for the first time across the entire experience for richer, more authentic sound whether you're listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube. video or playing a game. HTC One also makes it easy to get and listen to your music on your phone with the built-in HTC Sync Manager software that automatically installs to your computer when connected. Once connected, it is easy to transfer songs, artists and playlists from your music library.

Of course, people today no longer just listen to the songs stored on their phones; they use streaming services and tune into Internet radio. So HTC One lets you customize the new Music Hub with your favorite services and music applications, like the latest Soundhound technology, giving you one place to go for all of your music.

HTC One allows to take allthe music anywhere, including the car. With HTC One, users get an easy way to bring their mobile music to your car's sound system with the HTC Car Stereo Clip. It also lets users connect to their music through more than 50 thousand online radio stations worldwide or play music from any service or app on the phone through the car speakers. All this makes HTC One the one place to enjoy all music, wherever you are, with the power of Beats By Dr. Dre Audio and HTC Car.

All three One smartphones, the HTC One V, HTC One S and HTC One X, will be available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from 2. April. The recommended retail price for the HTC One X is 599.00 Euro (Germany and Austria) respectively CHF 719.00 (Switzerland); for the HTC One S 499.00 Euro respectively CHF 599.00; for the HTC One V 299.00 Euro respectively CHF 349.00.

UPDATE 29.03.12: While HTC hasn't given any further information which carriers will carry the One-series, O2 Germany has confirmed yesterday via Twitter that it expects to have the One X and One S in stock and available anytime next week.
UPDATE 30.03.12: Prior the official (and global?) launch, German Media Markt took the opportunity to make some extra money in advance by having the HTC One S and HTC One X already on sale!

Cheers ~ Arne


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