Today Telstra has confirmed it will be getting 2 of the new HTC One series phones. They are keeping it under wraps to which two they will pick and I know I’m certainly curious about which One’s they could be.


HTC announced 4 versions of the One series of devices at MWC.

The choices are the One X which is HTC’s flagship phone with a Quad-Core NVidia Tegra 3 processor and HD screen, then you have the One XL which is HTC’s One X, but for the LTE and dual-core market. NVidia haven’t yet managed to incorporate LTE into their architecture. Then we have the One S, which is a spiritual successor to the Incredible/Desire S and the One V that looks like the follow up to the HTC Legend.

We know Telstra will sacrifice Quad-core for 4G to have their flagship as the One XL, but it will be interesting to see if Telstra pick the One S for a good mid-range phone or the One V as a possible pre-paid phone (think Wildfire S).

Source(s): Telstra Exchange
  • Russell Fletcher

    One of them has to be the XL. The specs for the XL show AUS/Asia LTE bands to be 1800 and 2600 MHz… with Optus getting the One X (and seeing as they haven’t released their 1800MHz LTE yet)… joining the dots, leaves Telstra

    Hope it is the S, might not have a big differentiator gap to the XL… but its design and size will target a different group.

    Also, Telstra will have enough ZTE or Hauwei phones to sink their low end boat… let alone any telstra branded ZTE 4g phones!!!

  • MrSimtang

    I’d rather the One XL as the Snapdragon S4 processor beats the Tegra 3 in both CPU and GPU benchmarks. The dual-core Krait A15 processor is smaller, more powerful and less battery hungry (aside from LTE) than the Tegra 3 processor.

    Though it is funny how people just hear the term ‘quad-core’ and immediately think it’s better than ‘dual-core’. I think the Tegra 3 is actually pretty overrated. 45nm chip with a GPU that’s weaker than the Mali 400 in the Galaxy S II? No thanks.

    LTE on the Snapdragon S4 is just the icing on the cake.

    • MrSimtang

      Ah, correction: Tegra 3 is 40nm. Don’t know how to edit these posts (if you can at all).

  • Hikari0307

    Or they could take both of the high end ones.

    • Martin Dolan

      I wish they would…  I Think the One X has both Telstra and Optus 3g frequencies….