HTC had a very tough going in 2011 and so it chose to
remain silent during CES 2012 at Las Vegas. However HTC look to be starting off great with the announcement of a new phone called HTC Primo at MWC 2012 in Spain. Also known as HTC One V, this is
a mid-range smartphone that comes with Ice Cream Sandwich OS and its specs make it a significant device. Let’s check out the specs and features of this HTC product.
HTC Primo will sport a 3.7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen Super Amoled display made up of Gorilla Glass technology, that is a sharp departure from the current LCD units which the company utilizes. Having a dimension of 4.74 x 2.35 x 0.36 inches, it is encased within a sleek body and claims to have a robust and scratch resistant display. It has a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with a pixel density of 252 ppi and up to 16M color support. Sensors such as Light, Accelerometer, Compass and Proximity are present.
It has a decent Dual-core Qualcomm processor with a CPU speed of 1.0 GHz and 512 MB of RAM under its hood. The hardware specification is enough to board on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware along with HTC Sense 4.0 UI update that is expected to arrive with the handset. The built-in storage capacity is 4000 MB with the option to expand it’s memory up to 32 GB via micro SD or micro SDHC card slot.
Unlike other smartphones, this product from the house of HTC will come with a single 5 MP camera on the rear with features like LED Flash, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, White balance, Multi shot, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Macro mode, Night mode and Self-timer. You can also record HD videos of 720p resolution. Connectivity options include GPS
with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, and Browser support like HTML, HTML5 and Flash.
This smartphone features the new HTC ImageChip that offers the ability to shoot pictures while filming a video and also shooting in low-light. HTC will include Beats by Dre Audio technology in this smartphone along with a bundle of special pair of earphones. When the pair of Beats by Dre earphones is plugged into Primo’s 3.5 mm audio port, the special pre-configured audio profiles are loaded, so as to deliver one of the best music experience.
HTC Primo was officially announced in 26 Feb 2012 and is scheduled to roll out this year in the second quarter. Well HTC Primo seems to be an enticing device and is expected to come for $389 that is Rs 20,280 approx. The price as well as availability might vary from region to region.