Yesterday we learned that HTC's flagship Endeavor and mid-range Ville are likely to be marketed as the HTC One X and One S respectively. Today brings the news that they may be joined by one more handset -- the 'HTC One V'. The news comes from British tech site Pocket-Lint, which says its own sources suggest the One V as a new entry-level handset.
Reported specs -- which the site admits it's "not 100%" sure of -- seem similar to last year's Desire S, with a 3.7-inch display, 1GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM (a slight bump up from the Desire S's 768MB). The alleged camera specs also match the Desire S -- a 5MP shooter with 720p recording capabilities -- though we have to hope HTC's improved upon the optics in that phone's camera. On the software side, we can probably expect HTC Sense 4.0 on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, just like the One S and One X.
The most interesting thing about the One V will be its price point -- if HTC can bring such a device to market at a budget price point, it could be very attractive to first-time smartphone buyers.
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