Recently, HTC announced the One X+, an updated version of its quad-core Android flagship smartphone, providing it with more storage and an over-clocked processor. With this in mind, you could be expecting HTC to fiddle about with its other Android phones too, and may think the newly announced One SV is just such a device. Don’t be fooled though, it’s definitely not an upgrade.
The One SV is a variation of the One S, but on paper it doesn’t offer many performance improvements. The screen still measures 4.3-inches but it now has a resolution of 480 x 800, while the OS is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as standard. The camera has 5-megapixels, and has a burst mode capable of shooting 30 shots in a row, while there is 8GB of internal memory in which to store your photos, music and apps.
Inside the One SV is a Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, clocked at 1.2GHz, which isn’t quite as speedy as the 1.5GHz – or even 1.7GHz, depending on where you live – Snapdragon S4 found in the One S. The 1GB of RAM remains the same though, as does the presence of Beats Audio and Bluetooth 4.0.
It has got a bit fatter too, as the One SV measures 9.2mm thick and weighs 122 grams, while the One S comes in at 7.8mm thick and 119 grams. The only alterations we can see that improve on the One S is the inclusion of NFC and 4G LTE connectivity. According to HTC’s specs, that will include the 1800MHz frequency, so it should be compatible with EE.
Initially, the One SV will go on sale in Singapore and Australia, then according to some reports, it will make its way to Europe too.