HTC is expanding the HTC One series of devices today with the HTC One SV in South Asia. Reminiscent of the Desire X that is currently available in many Western countries, the One SV boasts a 4.3-inch super LCD-2 touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, a resolution of 480 x 800, a dual core Qualcomm S4 1.2 GHz processor, 8GB internal memory, and 1GB DDR2 RAM.
It appears to be running Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.1, although HTC most likely plans to update it to Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ at some point in the near future. Depending on the market in which it is purchased, the phone will come with LTE connectivity, too. Of course, it’s also got integrated Beat Audio and HTC’s ImageSense camera technology.
HTC has not revealed its plans to release this in areas outside of South Asia yet, although this phone is listed as having CDMA compatibility for North American markets. It’s possible that HTC may try to market this as a high end prepaid phone to MVNO carriers in the US, although that is pure speculation at this point.
It’s great to see HTC continuing to release competitive One series phones, although I am admittedly a bit perplexed at the company’s decision to release the phone with Ice Cream Sandwich, months after Jelly Bean was released. Hopefully, it gets updated soon.