Last night, Nvidia announced the first batch of phones that will run its new Tegra 3 processor. There was the HTC One X, the ZTE Era, the Fujistu "superphone," the LG Optimus 4X HD... and the K-Touch Treasure V8. The mysterious Treasure V8 had yet to be announced, and it still hasn't made its official debut, but we got to check out the brand-new handset here at MWC.
The version we saw was a pre-production model and unfortunately wouldn't even turn on, but we pieced together some crucial details: it has a 4.3-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera, and it will run Android 4.0 — Nvidia reps told us all Tegra 3 phones will run Ice Cream Sandwich, not because they must but because it doesn't make sense to go backward in OS and forward in processor. It also feels really nice in the hand, the white handset sitting comfortably and feeling quite sturdy with metallic sides, though we can't say we love the glossy back. The phone will be manufactured by Chinese company Tianyu — the K-Touch brand is among Tianyu's flagship phone lineups, and though it seems unlikely we'll ever see this phone stateside it looks like a winner. At least, once they get it to turn on.