HTC introduces the HTC One SV

12 Dec 2012

HTC has expanded its acclaimed One series of smartphones with the addition of the mid-range HTC One SV, a new Android handset rolling out to the EMEA region this month.

As we have come to expect from the HTC One series, the SV claims to have a powerful camera at its heart. Though short of the 8MP supplied with the One X and One X+, the 5MP f2.0 rear camera comes with technology to enable one-press continuous shooting and picture-taking while recording video up to 1080p HD. The camera is said to perform well in low light and features backside illumination.

The f2.2 front-facing camera offers 1.6MP – the same as the recently released HTC One X+ – and also comes with backside illumination.

Beats Audio, which is exclusive to HTC smartphones, is also included with the 4.3-inch device featuring a Super LCD 2 display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Inside, the One SV features a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, and NFC chip for tap-to-share file transfer.


The 4G-ready phone runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich with the HTC Sense 4 UI. Dropbox and SkyDrive integration features to maximise users’ use of cloud storage, while a micro-SD slot can expand its given 8GB of storage by up to 32GB.

The One SV’s polycarbonate body is said to be solid yet soft to the touch and is available in white, black or a dusky blue, set off by silver or metallic rim belts and colour-co-ordinated mesh.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.