Not long after we told you that the One SV would be released in Europe, now HTC has confirmed this. Moreover, the company specifically said the new handset would arrive in the UK in the coming weeks, with LTE connectivity in tow. There is no word on what British network will offer it. However, the device will be probably available via EE, which is already selling an LTE-ready HTC smartphone (the One XL).
Starting January 2013, the One SV will also debut in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, for €429 (or €399, if you want the non-LTE version).
Apart from LTE, the new handset features a 4.3 inch WVGA display, Beats Audio technology, NFC, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 1.6MP front-facing camera, 5MP BSI rear camera with 1080p video recording, MicroSD card support, and a 1,800 mAh battery.
The One SV will run Android Ice Cream Sandwich when it hits the shelves. It will likely be updated to Jelly Bean at some point, but HTC didn’t say anything about that.
An LTE-capable HTC One SV should be launched in the US, too, via Boost Mobile (as part of the prepaid operator’s first batch of LTE handsets). We don’t know exactly when this will happen, but it should be sometime in the first quarter of next year.
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