The HTC Desire SV which was unveiled earlier this month has hit availability status in India and it is being offered through various online retailers in the country. The smartphone is dual SIM enabled like the Desire VC and it packs in some decent specifications for the retail tag it carries.
Measuring 10.7mm thick, the handset supports microSIM cards only and it permits users access to dual GSM networks, EDGE as well as HSPA. The Android Jelly Bean platform runs the show here right out of the box and it features a layer of HTC’s Sense UI. The company has fitted in a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen proffering a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The innards comprise of a 1GHz dual core Cortex A5 Snapdragon S4 processor which tags along Adreno 203 graphics and 768MB of RAM.
There’s also 4GB of integrated storage, a microSD card slot and 25GB of free Dropbox memory for hoarding needs. The rear features an 8MP AF camera with a BSI sensor, an f2.2 aperture and a 28mm lens. This snapper can record videos in a WVGA resolution and capture images simultaneously. Along with the Desire SV, HTC also announced its latest flagship handset, the One X+, and the newest Windows Phone 8 devices, namely the 8X and 8S smartphones. So far, only the first handset in this list has reached stores and there’s no specific release date provided for the rest.
The HTC Desire SV can now be purchased in India and its price is listed as Rs. 22,590. Currently, Flipkart is offering the smartphone at the said cost, while Snapdeal is providing potential buyers a discount on the original retail tag making the handset available for Rs. 21,999. If ordered now, the phone should ship by the 4th week of November through the former retailer, or in 4 days time when picked up via the latter.
Quick overview of specifications:
– OS: Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense UI
– Display: 4.3-inch super LCD 2 touchscreen
– Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core
– RAM/Memory: 768MB RAM; 4GB built-in storage
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS, EDGE and HSPA network support
– Dimensions: 129.74mm x 67.9mm x 10.7mm
– Weight: 131 grams
– Battery: 1620mAh removable Li-ion