HTC today unveiled Singapore first 4G LTE Smartphone, the HTC ONE XL. It comes with Android 4.0 and HTC Sense 4.0. Do note that LTE services are dependent on service providers. The HTC One XL handset is available in Polar White and Glamour Grey. It will be available at mobile operators and authorized resellers that support 4G enabled networks starting early June 2012 at a RRP of S$998.
HTC UNVEILS FIRST 4G LTE SMARTPHONE IN SINGAPORE – HTC ONE XLTM
Singapore’s first 4G LTE* smartphone combines the Amazing Camera and Authentic
Sound experience of HTC’s premium One series with the blazing speeds of next
generation 4G LTE networks
SINGAPORE – May 25, 2012 – HTC, a global designer of smartphones, today unveiled the HTC One XL, Singapore’s first 4G LTE-enabled smartphone, thus allowing consumers to realise the full potential of HTC’s premium imaging and Beats Audio aural experience on next generation blazing LTE network speed. HTC One XL is also fully integrated with the innovative HTC Media Link HD wireless accessory, which will enable users to enjoy multimedia content simultaneously on their smartphones and nearby HD-enabled TV screens, all at superfast 4G speed.
The HTC One XL features a beautifully crafted polycarbonate unibody that has the ruggedness of metal but is super lightweight. With seamless construction, the unibody combines a unique high gloss ‘piano’ finish and a matte back. HTC One XL is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4™ processor with up to 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, which allows it to run heavy duty tasks without lag. Its 1,800 mAh embedded battery, alongside software enhancements will also improve battery performance by 50 percent.
“With the power and speed offered by 4G networks, the HTC One XL is so fast it will blow your socks off,’ said Lennard Hoornik, President of HTC South Asia Pacific. ‘Get ready for a smartphone experience that offers superfast browsing, multi-tasking and enhanced performance for all of your applications.”
The HTC One XL comes with Android 4.0 (ICS) and HTC Sense™ 4, the latest version of HTC’s branded user experience that delivers HTC ImageSense™, a new suite of camera and imaging features to set HTC One apart from other phones. HTC Sense 4 also includes broad enhancements to audio quality, simplifying how people listen to music on their phone.
With ImageSense, HTC One XL rivals traditional digital cameras with improvements to every part of the camera, including the lens, the sensor, the software, and even integrating a new custom HTC ImageChip. These enhancements combined will deliver the fastest image capture on a smartphone to achieve the best image quality despite adverse conditions. The interface is also easy to use, and gives users quick access to capture stills and videos simultaneously when they like, with side-by-side photo and video capture buttons.
Superfast Capture – HTC One XL dramatically reduces the time it takes to capture those key moments. In just 0.7 seconds, you’re able to take a shot, and with a new superfast 0.2 seconds autofocus, continue to take up to 99 continuous shots simply by holding the
Good photos in adverse conditions – HTC One XL delivers enhanced image quality even in adverse conditions such as low light, no light or bright backlighting. The f/2.0 lens on the HTC One XL offers best-in-class performance, capturing 40 percent more light than the f/2.4 lenses available on other high-end phones. HTC One XL also includes HDR, a market-leading technology, for taking great photos even when there are varying levels of brightness.
Video Pic (Concurrent Video/Still Capture) – With Video Pic, you can capture a photo and shoot a video at the same time. While shooting a HD video, all you have to do is tap the shutter button and it snaps a high-resolution still photo while the video continues to record. You can also to capture a still photo from a previously recorded video.
Dropbox integrated with HTC Sense – HTC One XL gives you an easy way to save and share your photos and videos. HTC has assimilated Dropbox into HTC Sense 4, so HTC One XL users can enjoy 25 gigabytes of free Dropbox space for two years. That’s enough to keep more than 10,000 high-quality photos. Dropbox is also integrated throughout HTC Sense 4, so it’s easy to edit, save and share your documents and other kinds of files on cloud.
Sharing your photos and more – HTC One XL gives you a new way to share your photos and videos. When you plug in HTC’s wireless Media Link HD** accessory into your TV’s HDMI port, you can easily share your photos, videos, or anything else on your phone with your friends, family or colleagues regardless of the television’s brand, so long as it has an HDMI output.
With HTC One, Beats By Dr. Dre Audio™ integration is enabled for the first time across the entire smartphone platform for a richer, more authentic audio experience, whether you’re listening to your favourite music, watching a YouTube™ video or playing a game.
HTC One XL also makes it easy to retrieve and listen to your music on your phone with the built-in HTC Sync Manager software, available in Windows and Mac version, which automatically installs to your computer when connected. Once connected, it is easy to transfer songs, artists and playlists from your music library, be it on iTunes or Windows Media Player. More importantly, the syncing can take place wirelessly.
Of course, consumers today no longer just listen to the songs stored on their phones; they use streaming services and tune into Internet radio. So HTC One XL lets you customise the new Music Hub app with your favourite services and music applications, such as TuneIn Radio and SoundHound, so you only need to go to one place to access all of your music.
HTC One XL also lets you take all of your music anywhere, including your car. With HTC Car Stereo Clip**, you can now easily play the music in your HTC One XL on your car’s sound system. It lets you connect to more than 50 thousand online radio stations worldwide and play music from any service or app on your phone through your car speakers. All these make HTC One XL the one place to enjoy all your music powered by Beats By Dr. Dre Audio, wherever you are, with the HTC Car Stereo Clip.
Innovative Media Link HD Display
You can also now enjoy any form of high definition multimedia on TV effortlessly with one easy swipe to transfer what’s playing on your phone to the TV screen wirelessly. Additionally, you can still surf the internet and check your emails on your phone, while enjoying your multimedia content on the big screen.
The HTC One XL handset is available in Polar White and Glamour Grey. It will be available at mobile operators and authorised resellers that support 4G enabled networks starting early June 2012.
Recommended retail price: HTC One XL (S$998)
For more information on the HTC One, visit www.htc.com.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the centre of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multi-layered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.
*4G LTE availability is limited to selected networks. 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul will be delivered where available. Compatible device and data plan is also required. For more details, please check with respective telecommunication networks.
**HTC Media Link HD and HTC Car Stereo Clip are sold separately.
HTC, the HTC logo, and HTC One are the trademarks of HTC Corporation. All other names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.