Here, have some more alphabet soup, will you? HTC would surely like you to. The Taiwanese company is continuing its plan to establish ‘Desire’ as its new mid-to-low-end brand (like ‘One’ is for its high-end offerings). And so, today, we get the new HTC Desire SV. Because apparently slapping just one letter after the word ‘Desire’ simply wasn’t enough anymore.
The Desire SV has a 4.3-inch 480×800 Super LCD 2 touchscreen, a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, dual-SIM support, an 8 MP camera with LED flash and strangely just WVGA video recording, 768 MB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage space, microSD expansion, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, Beats Audio, and a 1,620 mAh battery.
The HTC Desire SV was officially unveiled at an event in Singapore, and it seems targeted towards certain Asian markets. It’s expected to make its debut in India later this month, where it will be sold for Rs. 22,590 (that translates into approximately $421 or €327 at today’s exchange rates). The phone should also arrive in Indonesia before the end of November, for a yet unspecified price.
Apparently there’s a single-SIM version in the works too, which will even feature LTE connectivity, and it will be released in Singapore and select other markets in the near future. No word on availability outside of Asia just yet, and unfortunately no word on which version of Android the Desire SV runs. So let’s hope it’s 4.1 Jelly Bean, just like the One X+.
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