MWC 2012: Hands-on with the HTC One V

Yesterday we brought you hands-on images and videos with two of HTC’s three new One series Android smartphones. The third one that was announced on Sunday, the One V (which incidentally is also the most affordable of the bunch) though was nowhere to be found at HTC’s booth here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

So today we went digging, and we found an HTC One V floating around. Unfortunately it wasn’t a working unit, so it’s not turned on and we couldn’t demo the software. Thus there was no point for a video, but we did take plenty of pictures. Here are some:

Don’t be too disappointed that you didn’t see it running, as the software experience (read: HTC Sense 4 on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) should be identical to that found in the higher-end HTC One S and the flagship quad-core HTC One X.

However, the HTC One V is a very interesting device. Firstly, because it builds on the design heritage of the HTC Legend and Hero from yesteryear. It brings an iconic and easily recognizable design to a price point where you don’t usually see bold designs. Second, it’s interesting exactly because of its pricing. It should clearly become the best selling of the One trio, and as such will be what most consumers will associate with Sense 4. A great part of HTC’s fate this year depends on this device, so it should really be good.

The complimentary full picture gallery for your perusal:

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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