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.
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?