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Originally announced in Southeast Asia in September, the HTC One SV is now headed to Europe -- specifically the UK, where it'll launch on EE, the country's first 4G LTE carrier. An unassuming device with widely curved sides, the One SV is HTC's mid-range LTE offering for markets outside the U.S.

Spec-wise, we're looking at a handset that sits somewhere near the One S in HTC's Android line-up It's got a 4.3-inch WVGA (480x800) display, a 5MP ImageSense camera around the back, and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU with 1GB of RAM. 8GB of storage is included, along with a microSD slot for expansion. Crucially, the One SV also comes with LTE support, allowing it access to EE's fast lane of 4G data.

Unfortunately, however, this is another phone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, with no word of when a Jelly Bean update might arrive, or whether one is even in the works.

In any case, the HTC One SV is due to launch "in the coming weeks," which likely indicates a release date right before the holidays. We've got more photos of the One SV in white and blue after the break, along with today's 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

LONDON — 11TH DECEMBER, 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 . This new model 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 mobile internet,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “We’re delighted to help fuel the spread of 4G LTE networks worldwide with models that enable our customers to enjoy web browsing, movie streaming and Internet radio more quickly and more smoothly than ever before.”

Dependable, superfast performance
Featuring a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor, and taking full advantage of the latest mobile network technology, the HTC One SV offers exceptional performance, enabling high-quality video streaming, gaming and seamless multitasking.

Never run out of space for documents, movies, pictures and apps with Dropbox and SkyDrive integration, which, supported by HTC One SV’s Micro SD card slot, expands the onboard memory by up to 32GB per card. Thanks to the latest NFC technology and Android Beam, 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 combined with advanced low-light performance for beautiful shots in challenging lighting conditions. The HTC One SV’s 5 megapixel, f/2.0 Back Side Illuminated main camera with Panorama and 1080p HD Video Recording is complemented perfectly by a 1.6 megapixel front facing camera, which also features backside illumination, and an f/2.2 lens. Whether at sunset or in candlelight, the HTC One SV’s front camera promises a self-portrait to treasure.

Exclusively available on HTC smartphones, Beats Audio™ transforms the listening experience of the HTC One SV, offering studio-quality, authentic sound across all music, gameplay and video playback. New HTC Sync Manager also makes syncing and managing your music collection even easier, ensuring your entire library is as mobile as you are.

Signature design
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: Pyrenees blue and Glacier white. Its
polycarbonate body is solid yet soft to the touch and is set off by matching silver or metallic
rim belts, and colour-co-ordinated mesh for a premium finish.

Availability
The HTC One SV will be available in the UK via selected operator, retail and distribution partners in the coming weeks.

Launch partnership with EE
HTC is delighted to announce that EE will be a partner for the HTC One SV. With 4G LTE capability, the HTC One SV represents a powerful option for customers to take advantage of EE’s mobile network. The combination of the HTC One SV’s outstanding performance and EE’s superfast 4G network make for an ideal partnership. Details on the HTC One SV from EE, including availability and pricing will be announced in due course.

 

Reader comments

HTC launches One SV for the UK, coming to EE

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i thought this was gonna be like a One S+, but nope, its another piece of crap to tarnish android's good name.

You know what? Not everyone can afford the latest and greatest. Aside from the low-resolution display, its hardware specs are pretty similar to those of the Galaxy Nexus. Besides, it has expandable storage, which should make many readers of this site happy. However, this phone is clearly aimed at different audience from us.

Not to mention the fact that HTC phones (ie. with Sense) are actually good phones for Android beginners. Not a bad little entry-level LTE phone but I would have liked a qHD screen, even at this price-point.