I did not see this coming. HTC surprises us (or at least me) with a few new handsets last week (Friday) during a Fashion Show launch. It unveiled the HTC ONE SV, a slightly lower specs phone with almost all the goodies of HTC ONE X and with LTE. The Android phone will available from December in Black or White with a retail price of S$688.
Here is the specs.
Some highlights of the HTC ONE SV (not my words but from the fact sheets)
- Fast as lightning
- Enjoy 4G speeds for everything – effortless browsing, painless video streaming, smooth gaming, and trouble-free multi-tasking. Everything is faster, and better on this LTE dual core smartphone with a supercharged processor on the HTC One SV.
- A speed demon of a camera
- Get four shots per second and capture up to 30 continuous shots with just one touch and capture the best pictures with the HTC One SV. With a 28mm ƒ2.0 lens, dedicated ImageChip with HTC ImageSense, you’ll be sure to get amazing images always, and with a front camera with a BSI sensor, great shots are possible even in low-light.
- Feel the rush with Beats Audio™
- Groove to your favourite tunes all day with Beats Audio™ technology on your HTC One SV, which is guaranteed to give you the best studio acoustics for a remarkable audio experience in a smartphone.
- Better battery performance
- HTC One SV lets you relish in both speed and the stamina of all-day battery performance, so the user can enjoy hours of talk time without any worries.
Here is the Press Release
HTC EXTENDS ACCLAIMED ONE SERIES WITH HTC ONE SV
Super-fast LTE connectivity boosts the amazing camera and authentic sound of the award-winning One series
SINGAPORE, 2nd November, 2012 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the latest model in its award-winning One series, the HTC One SV. The One SV combines the superfast speed of 4G LTE, an amazing camera and studio-quality sound with HTC’s stunning signature design. Running HTC Sense™ 4 on Android™ ICS, it is designed for those who want their smartphone to keep pace with their hectic lifestyle.
“The HTC One SV heralds the next generation of smartphone performance and lightning fast Internet,” said Lennard Hoornik, President, South Asia, HTC Corporation. “We’re delighted to help fuel the spread of 4G LTE networks with phones that enable our customers to enjoy web browsing, movie streaming and Internet radio more quickly and smoothly than ever before.”
Dependable, superfast performance
Featuring a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 PlusTM dual core processor, the HTC One SV offers exceptional performance that enables high-quality video streaming and gaming and seamless multitasking.
Never run out of space for documents, movies and pictures with Dropbox and SkyDrive integration as well as the Micro SD card expansion slot. You can also share your content with a simple tap of the phone to another NFC-enabled device.
Amazing camera, authentic sound
The HTC One SV offers the amazing camera synonymous with the acclaimed One series. Advanced functions, including one-press Continuous Shooting and VideoPic combine with advanced low-light performance for beautiful shots in challenging lighting conditions. The HTC One SV’s 5 megapixel, f/2.0 main camera is complemented perfectly by a front camera, which features a BSI-Sensor and f/2.2 lens.
Exclusively available on HTC smartphones, Beats AudioTM provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the most immersive sound experience across music, gameplay and video playback. The new HTC Sync Manager also makes syncing and managing your music collection easy, ensuring your music library can stay with you.
HTC Connect: bringing mobile entertainment home
HTC Connect integration means entertainment never needs to stop, with high-quality audio instantly compatible with in-home entertainment systems from Pioneer Electronics and others coming soon.
True to HTC’s heritage, the HTC One SV, with its 4.3 inch Super LCD-2 touch screen, sports an elegant design in a range of exciting colours: sky blue, yellow, matte white or black. Its polycarbonate body is solid yet soft to the touch and is set off by matching silver or metallic rim belts, and colour-coordinated mesh for a premium finish.
The HTC One SV will be available in Singapore at all mobile operators and authorised retailers in Stealth Black and Glacier White from December 2012 onwards.
Recommended retail price: HTC One™ SV (S$688)
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the centre of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multi-layered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.
*Dropbox 25GB of free storage deal is available to those who sign up to it before the end of 2013. Sign up using the HTC Desire X device. Dropbox is provided by a third party.
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