The handset will ship with a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 Super LCD 2 screen, while powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage – and support for 32GB microSD cards.
It runs from Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich and with the HTC Sense 4 overlay to that platform, although this isn’t the Jelly Bean OS and the Sense 4+ update that arrives on the One X+.
There is a 5-megapixel camera on-board with a 1.6-MP front-facing version, along with Beats Audio integration and NFC.
“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.”
The HTC One SV is said to be available in the UK via selected operators, retail and distribution partners in the coming weeks and in the colours of Pyrenees blue and Glacier white.