HTC has announced a mid-range device in the One Series in the form of HTC One SV.
Announced in London on Tuesday, the HTC One SV comes with a 4.3-inch 480x800 Super LCD-2 display, 1.2GHz dual-core S4 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage (expandable by 32GB), 5-megapixel rear shooter, 1.6-megapixel front camera, 1800mAh battery, NFC and LTE support. Disappointingly, the phone comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich instead of Jelly Bean.
The HTC One SV will be launched on UK operator EE in the coming weeks (price TBD), with a launch expected in other markets later. No word on India pricing or whether the phone will come to India at all, given the phone seems to be targeted at markets with LTE networks.
HTC had launched the non-LTE dual-SIM Desire SV in India last month. The Desire SV shares One SV's 4.3-inch display but comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4GB internal storage and 8-megapixel rear camera.
HTC has been in the news quite a bit off-late, most recently with the international launch of HTC Butterfly, the first smartphone in the world with full-HD display.
The highlight of the HTC J Butterfly, which debuted in Japan in October, is its 5-inch Super LCD-3 1920x1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and a pixel density of 441 pixels-per-inch. Other features of the HTC J Butterfly include 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage (expandable by another 32GB).
The J Butterfly also comes with 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+ and a 2020mAh battery. Connectivity options include HDMI out, Micro-USB, Infrared, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.
HTC One SV specifications