HTC, Sony debut new smartphones at Mobile World Congress

The world’s biggest mobile tradeshow – Mobile World Congress 2012 – has just begun in Barcelona with a number of new smartphone announcements.

New devices from HTC and Sony have already been revealed.

HTC kicked off MWC with a press conference and unveiled the new One series of devices.

HTC CEO Peter Chou says the One product line will focus on three main areas – improved digital imaging, improved sound with integrated Beats audio and industrial design.

The first of the new HTC One stable is the One X which takes a leaf out of the Nokia Lumia book with a unibody polycarbonate case that is the same colour throughout.

The One X is the company’s first quad core smartphone and has a 4.7-inch screen with 32GB internal storage and an 8 megapixel camera.

HTC’s One S is just 7.9mm thick with a 4.3-inch screen and dual core 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with the latest version of HTC’s Sense user interface.

One V will be running the latest Android 4.0 operating system and has a Gorilla glass coated 3.7-inch screen.

Sony has dropped the Ericsson from its name and will now be referred to as Sony Mobile.

At the Mobile World Congress Sony Mobile revealed the Xperia P, the Xperia U and the Xperia S.

Xperia P might have a smaller 4-inch screen but it will be featuring NFC (near field communication), an 8 megapixel camera and the signature unibody design.

Moving on to the Xperia U, unveiled during Sony Mobile’s keynote at the Mobile World Congress, which is an entry-level device with a 3.5-inch screen, 1Ghz processor and a 5 megapixel camera.

Xperia S has a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and a 1.5Ghz processor.

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