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Over at the HTC booth, we take another closer look at the new HTC One. To recap on the specs, it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-Core processor running at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage. At the front you have a 4.7″ display that does Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 at 468ppi. The HTC One has a nice aluminium build which is much better than the HTC Butterfly. Even when compared to the iPhone 5, the HTC One feels more refined especially when you run your fingers around the chamfered edges. It somehow reminds us of the old HTC Legend that’s fully aluminium but without the unique curved bottom.
Other things to note is a front facing stereo speakers, a 4MP Ultrapixel camera which focuses on pixel size rather than megapixels and a new HTC Sense 5 UI. The new Sense UI comes with Blinkfeed which is a customised “Live Tiles” home screen. Unfortunately you can’t remove it from the home screen panel. If you do want to get back the typical HTC home screen interface, the only workaround is to set a different panel as the default home screen. You can see how this is done in the hands-on video after the break.
Over at the top, the new HTC One also comes with an infrared port which is embedded in the power/wake button. If there’s one area of complaint, it will be the notification light that’s hidden underneath the micro holes at the top. Just like the HTC One X and Butterfly, the notification light is too discreet and it is hard to notice outdoors. On-board it comes with a 2,300mAh battery and it weighs 143 grams and has a thickness of 9.3mm. As comparison, the HTC Butterfly is 9.1mm thick, has a 2,020mAh battery and weighs 140 grams.
In terms of availability, HTC says that it will be coming to Malaysia by end of April and it carries the price tag of RM2,299.
Head after the break for the hands-on video, photos and sample pictures taken at MWC 2013.
Update: The LG Optimus G Pro is now available in Malaysia. Details here.
Over at LG, we managed to get a hands-on with their new LG Optimus G Pro and Optimus G. The LG Optimus G Pro is a 5.5″ Full HD device which seems to go head on with the Galaxy Note II while the Optimus G is their earlier flagship device that shares the same underpinnings with the Nexus 4.
Head after the break for our hands-on including sample videos and photos.
ASUS has revealed its “Metallic Miracle” at MWC 2013 with 2 new devices – FonePad and PadFone Infinity. Probably the most interesting of the two is the FonePad, a new 7″ Intel Atom based tablet that lets you make phone calls at an affordable price. Meanwhile, the PadFone Infinity is the 3rd generation of its PadFone convergence device that offers both Phone and Tablet in a dockable format.
Read more on these 2 new devices after the break.
Huawei has announced several new devices at MWC 2013, Barcelona that comprises a new flagship smart phone and a large phone-tablet device. Firstly its current Huawei Ascend P1 is now replaced with a newer Ascend P2 that comes with a larger 4.7″ screen. quad-core processor and with LTE connectivity.
Riding the trend of larger phone-tablet hybrids, they have also introduced the new Ascend Mate which they claim to be the largest screen ever for a smart phone at 6.1″. The claim of largest is rather debatable as there are devices up to 8″ display with calling features. Last but not least, we have also taken a quick look at Huawei’s mid-range Windows Phone 8 device, the Ascend W1 as well.
So far there’s no word on availability in Malaysia currently but you can expect Huawei to price them competitively against its rival models. Read more on the devices accompanied with photos and videos after the break.