The price and release date announcement for the HTC One SV through Cricket marks the smartphone’s launch in the US. And according to the carrier, the phone will be available for purchase exclusively through its retail stores and dealers, nationwide.
The One SV will take its place alongside the One V and the Desire C smartphones from HTC which are currently available through the network provider. It will also operate on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform just like its 2 siblings with the HTC Sense UI layered over the OS for a more enriched experience. The device in question has already made its debut around the globe including the UK.
Fitted within its 9.20mm thin form factor is 4.3-inch super LCD 2 touchscreen which proffers a 480 x 800p resolution and a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protective coating. Resting beneath it is a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm bearing a clock speed of 1.2GHz and 1GB of RAM. 8GB of flash storage is provided for hoarding content along with a microSD card slot which supports up to 32GB.
Fitted onto the rear is a 5MP AF camera which carries a BSI sensor, an LED flash, an f2.0 aperture and a 28mm lens. Here, videos can be recorded in 1080p FHD, while the front-facing webcam can capture footage at 720p. Other features thrown in include HSPA+ 42Mbps and 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, VideoPic and Beats Audio amongst others.
The HTC One SV is expected to carry a $349.99 retail tag on Cricket. The smartphone is scheduled to go live on January 16, 2013. Users will be able to couple the handset with various 4G LTE tariff plans from the carrier. There’s also a $50 Double Data Rate scheme where owners will be entitled to around 2GB of full-speed data, while the $60 plan provides them with 5GB of high speed usage. For higher requirements, 10GB of usage can be acquired by opting for the $70 tariff.
Quick overview of specifications:
– Platform: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4 UI
– Display: 4.3-inch super LCD 2 with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
– Processor: Dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2GHz CPU
– Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM, 8GB storage (expandable up to 32GB)
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, NFC, aGPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
– Dimensions: 128mm x 66.9mm x 9.20mm
– Weight: 122 grams
– Battery: 1800mAh Li-ion