HTC have just revealed several new devices at the Mobile World Congress, but the most interesting one is the flashship device called HTC One X. It uses a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor for the Global edition and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core for the LTE iteration, and just like the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia N9 it uses a unibody design made from machined white polycarbonate.
It sports a 4.7-inch 1280×720 non-pentile Super LCD 2 display, with Gorilla Glass for protection. For memory it has 1GB DDR2 RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, 26GB of this is available to the user. It also adds additional 25GB free online storage for two years through DropBox. A number that brings SkyDrive on Windows Phone to mind. It supports quad-band GSM and quad-band 42Mbps HSPA+, including AWS frequencies. The device also has a 8MP – F2.0 camera that should take clearer shots even in low light conditions, and supports recording 1080p video with continuous focus.
A very common feature in new mobile phones during 2011 was dual-core processors, and this was most visible among new Android devices. Much like the “megapixel wars” from years in the past, a dual-core processor became a must have for a lot of users, and many times it seemed like users ignored if the system could utilize it or not. In heated discussions some even compared one brand with another and judging them, and sometimes ruling them out based on if they had a phone with a dual-core or not.
The tech world moves fast, and dual-core processors might already be old news. Early talks in 2012 indicated that further discussions for the year would be all about quad-core processors, with a lot of rumors of new devices mentioned both before and after CES. It now seems HTC is bringing one more core to the party, flexing it’s muscles with a penta-core processor.