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The Most Innovative Mobile Products at MWC 2012

By , Tom's Staff - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 1 comment
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A new generation of smartphone are upon us. Check out the hottest new smartphones that are coming down the pipe.

Our team of editors worldwide is busy working away at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. They've checked out all the latest in mobile technology that we'll be seeing throughout 2012 and picked the most interesting and innovative. Check out our list below along with reasons why we liked it.

Viewsonic ViewPhone 4s: the dual SIM smartphone

  • 3.5" 960x640 display (like something else also called 4S)
  • Android 4.0
  • Unibody construction
     

LG Optimus 4X HD: the powerful HD smartphone

  • formerly X3/LG P880
  • <9 mm thick
  • Android 4.0
  • Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core
  • 4.7" 1280x720 display
  • 8MP camera
  • 16 GB flash
  • 2150 mAh battery
     

HTC One X: another powerful HD smartphone

  • 4.7" 1280x720 display with gorilla glass and low reflections
  • 130g weight
  • Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core at 1.5 GHz
  • Taking pictures takes 0.7 seconds
  • F2.0 lenses for acceptable image quality at low lighting
  • Polycarbonate unibody case
     

Nokia Lumia 610: the affordable Tango solution

  • 3.7" 480x800 display
  • 5 MP camera
  • 800 MHz single core processor
  • Windows Phone 7.5 "Tango" with Microsoft apps
  • 1300 mAh battery
     

Panasonic Eluga Power: the waterproof smartphone

  • 5.0" 1280x720 display
  • 133g weight
  • Android 4.0
  • waterproof and dust proof according to IP57
  • 1.5 GHz dual core S4 Snapdragon processor
  • 8 MP camera
  • NFC
  • 8 GB Flash
  • 1800 mAh battery
     

Sony Xperia S: the 12 MP smartphone

  • 4.3" 1280x720 display
  • 144 g weight
  • Taking pictures from standby takes around one second
  • 12 MP camera
  • F2.4 lenses
  • NFC
  • 1.5 GHz Snapdragon dual core
  • ICS Android 4.0 upgrade coming in Q2
  • 32 GB eMMC flash - replaceable
     

Samsung Galaxy Beam: the smartphone with a projector

  • 4" 480x800 display
  • dual core 1 GHz
  • 8 GB flash
  • integrated projector for up to 50" display and 15 ANSI lumen
  • 5 MP camera
  • 2000 mAh battery
     

Huawei Ascend D: potentially the world's fastest smartphone

  • 4.5" 1280x720 display
  • 1.2 GHz ARM9 quad core and 16-core graphics
  • HiSilicon K3V2: 40 nm CMOS by Texas Instruments
  • Android 4.0
  • 8 MP camera
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    imarex , 29 February 2012 20:51
    Are you serious? How did the ViewSonic phone get to this article? ViewPhone 4S. As in iPhone 4S. The design is much like the Nokia one and the UI looks horrible.