As the LTE networks rapidly increase their reach globally, support for them is no longer exclusively reserved for high-end devices. The HTC One SV is a clear example of this trend. The Android smartphone is far from the Taiwanese company's top shelf offerings. Instead, the handset aims to offer affordable LTE goodness, packed in a well put together, fairly affordable package.
As its name unambiguously suggests, the spec sheet of the HTC One SV is a blend between the HTC One S and the HTC One V internals, thus a mixture of old and new. The handset packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, whose dual-core 1.2GHz CPU is quite leggy even for today's Android smartphone standards. Its 4.3" display on the other hand comes straight from 2010 with its WVGA resolution.But let's take a deeper look at the full list of talents which the HTC One SV possesses.
LTE network support
Quad-band GSM/tri-band HSDPA support
4.3" 16M-color Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen of WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels); Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.1
1.2 GHz dual-core Krait CPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 chipset; Adreno 305 GPU
1 GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage
microSD card slot
5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; face detection and geotagging
1080p and 720p video recording @ 30fps with stereo sound
1.6 MP 720p front-facing camera for video-chat
Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
GPS with A-GPS
Accelerometer, proximity sensor, built-in compass
Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth
MHL TV-out (requires MHL-to-HDMI adapter)
Smart dialing, voice dialing
DivX/XviD video support
HTC Portable Hotspot
Beats Audio sound enhancement
Superb build quality and ergonomics
Boost Mobile to Launch HTC One SV and ZTE Force LTE-Enabled Phones
Rumors on a duo of LTE-enabled smartphones coming at Boost Mobile emerged more than two weeks ago, when the HTC Kingdom II and ZTE Aurora were spotted in the wild.Well, it appears that EVLeaks has it from source close to the matter that the rumored handsets will soon arrive at Boost Mobile as HTC One SV and ZTE Force.
The smartphones will be available for prices ranging between $200/€155 and $300/€230 on prepaid. They are slated for a Q1 2013 release, though we don’t have any details on their exact launch dates.
HTC One SV will ship with Android 4.0.4 ICS out of the box, along with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory.The ZTE Force packs a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, a 4-inch WVGA and dual cameras (5-megapixel rear photo snapper and 1-megapixel front-facing camera).
HTC One SV Receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update in Europe – Report
The One SV is one of the mid-range smartphones launched by HTC, which have been confirmed for a major upgrade to Jelly Bean.Unfortunately, the Taiwanese handset maker did not offer additional details on availability of the update, so there’s no telling if the next report is accurate or not.
French publication Hot to Come reports an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is now available for HTC One SV. For the time being, this is the only proof the Jelly Bean upgrade for the One SV is rolling out, but we expect more European countries to join French users.
However, we should take this with a grain of salt due to the lack of official confirmation from HTC, as well as any additional details from other sources. Anyway, stay tuned for more info on this.
HTC One SV Now Available at Vodafone UK and Australia
HTC One SV has been available for purchase in the UK since early January. The LTE-enabled smartphone was released on Everything Everywhere (EE) network, but leading retailers across the country also offer the device.
Today, UK-based carrier Vodafone announced it had added the HTC One SV to its portfolio. Customers who wish to grab the phone can do it for free on select plans starting at £24 / €28 / $38 per month, which includes unlimited texts, 600 minutes and 500MB of data. Check it out here.
HTC One SV ships with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box and packs a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 processor. The phone offers 4G LTE support, along with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
HTC One SV has already been available in Australia for a few weeks now, so Android fans are now in the position to decide if this smartphone is worthy of their attention or not.Australian carrier Optus introduced the One SV a while ago, but now Vodafone has announced the immediate availability of the smartphone as well. As AusDroid points out, customers can now grab the HTC One SV for free on select plans starting at $50/month. Check it out here.
Although it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, HTC One SV offers more than decent features. It packs a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.