Rounding out the trio of new HTC “One series” phones is the HTC One V, the entry level model slotted below the One S and One X. Although the specs are not as impressive as its two bigger brothers, don’t let that fool you, the One V shares some of the best features of the other One phones.
The HTC One V features 3.7-inch 480×800 display, 1 GHz single-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, Android 4.0 (with Sense 3.6), 4 GB of internal storage plus 25GB of free Dropbox cloud storage for two years, Beats Audio, and a 5 MP camera that shoots 720p video (as opposed to 8MP and 1080p in the other two devices). However the One V does sport the same camera technology that’s in the other One series devices, with fast image processing and superior low-light applications.
Rounding out the specs is Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n, 1500 mAh battery and a microSD card slot.
The looks and aesthetics of the One V remind us strongly of the HTC Hero and the HTC Legend. The jutting “Android chin” on the bottom is prominent, but not as awkward as it was on the Hero.
The One V is said to be launching in Europe during the second quarter of this year for a very wallet-friendly price. And unlike the One X and One S, the One V has not been announced by any US carriers as of yet, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it show up in one form or another.