The MWC event has got off to a start in Barcelona and we have started getting confirmation to many of the doubts and rumors that were around for some time. We understand that the hero device from HTC for 2012 is not a myth anymore.
HTC made an official announcement at the MWC and talked for hours about the features of the new hero device dubbed HTC One X, which had been leaked in pictures and specs earlier.
Keeping most of the assumptions in the leaks intact, it comes with a 4.7 inch display, Tegra 3 quad-core power and running on Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0. Other details include 32 GB storage with no microSD slot, and a 1280×720 Super LCD display, NFC, a microSIM slot and Beats integrated high-quality audio experience.
The camera needs a special mention. It packs a dedicated image processor, an 8 megapixel backlit sensor and f/2.0 lens to bring in crystal clear stills and videos. Snapping pictures is a fast pace business here with the camera app spurting to life in just 0.7 seconds and autofocus takes a flickering 0.2 seconds only. No physical buttons involved and the buttons for stills and videos reside side by side for an easy switching to video mode.
The dedicated image processor makes many things easy, like pressing down the capture button to enable burst mode so that you can keep on get continuous still photos.
Then it allows you to pick the best from the lot and discard others through an intelligent menu. Moreover, take stills while you are shooting a video or pull one still out of a video clip after the shooting.
The credit for the looks and the tactile feel of the new phone goes to the new polycarbonate body and the micro-drilling technique which carved the phone out of a single chunk of material. However, a downside is that the battery is inaccessible to the user and no microSD expansion.
Early April is slated as the deadline for a European launch. AT&T is expected to carry a US exclusive version of the One X, powered by a dual core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 4. Vodafone seems to be the carrier partner in the UK. Now check the video below and let us know if it is quietly brilliant.