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HTC Officially Launches The One Range Of Mobile Phones - One X, One S and One V

Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer High Tech Computer Corporation has announced a series of handsets, all under a new family name of mobiles - known as HTC One. These are the flagship quad core One X, the midrange dual core One S and single core One V.

The mobile phones were launched at a press conference at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, and by the CEO of HTC, Peter Chou. is currently Live Blogging from Mobile World Congress, and already published exclusive hands on images of the HTC One S and HTC One X , days before the official release.

HTC's One X arrives with a polycarbonate unibody design, whilst powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core 1.5Ghz processor that has previously been seen in the Asus Transformer Prime tablet-cum-laptop. There are actually five cores to the CPU and 12 to the GPU, with the fifth lower-powered core running the phone at most times.

There will be an LTE variant made available to the American market, which is only a Qualcomm dual core Snapdragon S4 powered mobile.

The device also supports a 4.3-inch 720p HD Corning gorilla glass, second generation, touch screen with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of non-expandable internal storage, plus an 8 megapixel camera and a microSIM slot.

The new mid-range phone One S arrives with the same chipset as the American One X version, minus the LTE abilities. There is also a non-HD 4.3-inch gorilla glass display, with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with the same SIM card, as featured in the X.

This One S handset is the thinnest phone from HTC, with a 7.9mm thick case that is four times harder than anodised aluminium - via a manufacturing process called microarc oxidation, formally used in Satellites.

The last device, the HTC One V, has a lip-design that has been brought back from the HTC Legend phone. This has a 3.7-inch screen, a single core 1GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a microSD card slot.

All of the One series boast similar features, such as arriving with Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich' 4.0 and the latest HTC Sense 4.0 overlay to that platform.

This UI brings with it the HTC ImageSense, which has new camera features such as 0.7 second picture capture and being able to record video and take pictures - at the same time. The One X and S both have a f/2.0 lens, which captures 40 per cent better light, than previous models.

There is also integrated Dr Dre Beats Audio sound, across all the phones and whatever is being played from the 3.5mm audio socket, along with dropbox integration with 25GB of cloud based storage.

HTC's One family are due to roll out from April onwards and with over 140 carriers and distributors, worldwide.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.