Official branding for HTC‘s Mobile World Congress smartphone line-up has emerged, suggesting that the quadcore device codenamed Edge/Endeavor will launch as the HTC One X, while the dualcore Ville will be the HTC One S. Insiders confirmed the impending One X branding to Pocketnow for HTC’s flagship, fitting with information SlashGear has heard independently about the mid-tier Ville’s launch name.
HTC is expected to stylize the name of the devices in their branding, with the “X” and “S” as superscript above the “One”. Specifications for the phones are believed to be unchanged from previous leaks, meaning a Tegra 3 chipset for the One X along with a 4.7-inch 720p display, while the One S will have a dual-core Qualcomm 1.5GHz processor and a smaller 4.3-inch qHD display.
Meanwhile, HTC is also expected to reveal a third handset at MWC this month, along with a new tablet. We’ve heard the smartphone – also Android based – is codenamed the HTC Primo, though no hardware details are known. As for the tablet, that was tipped earlier today amid talk of a Spotify-rivaling streaming music service.
We’ll be at HTC’s launch event in Barcelona later this month, bringing back all the details as the company announces them. All eyes are on HTC to see if the firm’s new “hero device” strategy can rescue them from the poor results of recent quarters.