HTC has announced the One SV, a 4G LTE compatible Android phone which will be coming to EE’s 4G network in the UK soon. Recently launched alongside the Desire SV in Asia, the One SV will be one of the most competitively priced phones in EE’s range, joining the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE and the Nokia Lumia 820.
The One SV fits somewhere in-between the HTC One S and the Desire SV in HTC’s own range, as it’s equipped with a 4.3-inch touchscreen which has a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB of RAM. It’s a good spec list, but it doesn’t quite match up to the other HTC phone offered by EE, the One XL.
There are two cameras on the One SV, a 1.6 megapixel video call lens above the screen and a 5 megapixel, primary camera around the back. The main camera has an LED flash and can shoot 1080p video too. There’s 8GB of internal storage memory, plus a microSD card slot to increase this by up to 32GB. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and an 1800mAh battery.
One slight disappointment is the operating system, as the One SV uses Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4, rather than Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phone’s spec is perfectly capable of running the latest version of Android – after all, the new Xperia E can manage it – so it’s a surprise to see HTC chose to go for Ice Cream Sandwich.
The HTC One SV hasn’t been given a price or a release date yet, but EE is expected to provide more details in the next few weeks.