HTC One SC makes its debut in China with unique design

HTC has unveiled a new mid-to-high-end smartphone for the Chinese market -- the HTC One SC. Sporting an unconventional design and China Mobile's logo around the back, the One SC include 1GHz dual-core CPU, a 4.3-inch WVGA SuperLCD display and 4GB of internal storage. On the software side, you're looking at Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC's Sense 4 software layer.

From the front, it looks a little like the HTC One X, but HTC's gone to town on the back cover, incorporating a three-tone plastic and brushed metal effect, with Beats branding and a large HTC logo. HTC has previously identified China as an important market, and it looks like it's doing everything it can to build its brand in that country, including highly visible branding on the back of this new device.

The One SC will likely join the two Chinese One X variants, the One XT and One XC, at some point in the near future. Exact release dates and prices have yet to be revealed.

Source: HTC (opens in new tab), via: PhoneArena

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  • 4.3" WVGA? Reeaaally?
  • Mid-to-high range. It's somewhat acceptable on 4.3", even though it's a bit 2010.
  • The specs are behind but I love the clean look on the front face and the back is so gorgeous that I'd be tempted to forego a case.
  • i like the back at least lol.
  • I switched to a samsung galaxy s3 from a thunderbolt...I really really really miss htc!!! I am [___] that close to going back to my battery eating thunderbolt!!
  • Unique design? Am I missing something? It looks like a HTC One S with a designer back cover. I thought, by reading the headline, it was going to be an octogon or something.
  • Agreed, 'unique' is NOT the word to describe this phone... It's just like eeeevery other HTC One Whatever with a different backplate (which, BTW, you can get with any skin or case, so...)
  • that phone's design is hot.
  • Looks just like my HTC EVO 4g LTE to me.