The phones that stole the show on Day 1 of MWC 2012
It's only been the first day and tons of new and exciting phones have already debuted. Here we collect the devices that impressed us on day one of MWC 2012.
HTC One X
It's only been one day here at MWC 2012, and already the phones are blowing us away. Sony, LG, and a few others rolled out some of their heavy hitters. And with its new One family, HTC is definitely packing a few punches of its own as well.
With its 4.7-inch super LCD 2 Gorilla Glass display, the HTC One X is going for a top-tier title. It also sports an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel camera front-facing camera, Beats Audio, and a 1.5GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.
Landing on T-Mobile's network, the HTC One S is equipped with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, a dual-core CPU, and an 8-megapixel camera that has a reported 0.7-second shot time.
Although not as robust as its two brothers, the One X and One S, the HTC One V shouldn't be written off completely. Aside from sporting a distinct chin, the device also has a 3.7-inch screen, runs on Ice Cream Sandwich, and has a 5-megapixel camera.
Huawei says the Ascend D Quad is the world's fastest smartphone. Although we're not quite sure in what terms the company means, we do know the handset has a 4.5-inch 720p HD display and the ever-anticipated quad-core CPU.
A phone that works as a projector has finally arrived with the Samsung Galaxy Beam. With a 2,000 mAh battery, the device can project (at a 640x360-pixel resolution) for three hours straight and is expected to be available sometime in the second quarter.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Now available in both 7-inch and 10-inch models, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 will feature Android 4.0, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, two cameras, and 3G capabilities.
The Xperia P from Sony is equipped with a dual-core processor, an NFC chip, a lush 4-inch screen, an 8-megapixel camera, and WhiteMagic technology, which will enable it to display images and text with loads of brightness.
With its capability to smoothly display high-definition videos and games, the Sony Xperia U will showcase the same high-quality media experience as the Xperia P. The U will have a smaller 3.5-inch screen, however, and a 5-megapixel camera.
The LG Optimus 4X HD may be alphabet soup, but it's also a quad-core Ice Cream Sandwich phone with a 4.7-inch HD display. It also boasts an 8-megapixel camera, 16GB of internal memory, a 2,150mAh battery, and DLNA support.
Think the Samsung Galaxy Note is the only "phablet" option in town? Think again. The LG Optimus Vu has a whopping 5-inch display, an Android Gingerbread OS, LTE network support, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
Gone are the days of two-dimensional screens now that the LG Optimus 3D Max has arrived. While still stuck on Gingerbread, the device has a 1.3GHz dual-core CPU, an NFC chip, and a 4.3-inch WVGA display. Oh, and did we mention it can project images, movies, and even apps like Google Earth, in 3D without the need for goofy glasses?