Well, we haven’t heard a lot about HTC’s plans for the mid-ranged segment ever since it announced the One V along with the One X and the One S. Although HTC was launching devices like the Desire X, Desire V etc in some markets, there wasn’t a lot of them to brag about. It’s the same with any manufacturer of late, to be honest. But HTC seems to have lined up most of its mid-ranged devices for the holiday season. Hot on the heels of the launch of the One VX on AT&T, the company has now announced the One SV in the UK. The device carries forward the HTC One legacy with most of the design elements from the One S clearly visible. The highlight of the device however is that it features 4G LTE to run on UK carrier EE’s networks. EE stands for Everything Everywhere and is the regions first carrier to bring 4G LTE service. The HTC One SV will be launched in the next few weeks apparently. The device will be sold in Pyrenees Blue and Glacier White variants, which for the regular user would be just blue and white.
The rest of the specs of the device are pretty moderate, with a 4.3-inch WVGA (480×800) display, a 5MP camera with HTC ImageSense along with a front facing 1.6MP snapper which is ideal for self portraits with its f/2.2 lens. The One SV also features a dual core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S4 chip and 1GB of RAM as well. Internal storage is a meager 8GB, but not to worry as there’s a microSD card slot for easy storage expansion. The device runs on Android 4.0.4 which is a little disappointing, as you would expect most HTC devices to come with Jelly Bean by now.
There’s no word on when HTC will roll out the update or if it even will, but since it has the hardware to handle anything with a breeze, we don’t think it should be much of an issue. 4G LTE on EE is an added bonus, and should go a long way in making the device a success in the region. Sadly there’s no word on the pricing either, but since it’s a mid ranged device, we don’t expect it to be priced too steep. We’ll know more as the days progress. It’s good to see 4G LTE making some noise outside of the U.S too, and slowly more and more regions should get the network.