March 14, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
The One V is the least interesting device of HTC’s new trio of smartphones, but it might draw some attention from technology enthusiasts on a budget and it could actually be the first of the three Ones to be made available.
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has just approved the HTC One V, making it almost official for the 3.7-incher to launch in April. HTC’s handheld will support quad-band GSM/EDGE at 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, as well as dual-band UMTS/HSDPA at 850/1900 MHz. However, the mid-range smartphone will most likely not come with 4G LTE connectivity, which is not that surprising, to be honest.
Another interesting piece of news regarding the One V refers to its design. More specifically to the fact that the 3.7-incher will be made available in three different color schemes, the classic grey, but also an elegant black and a stylish purple.
Made out of aluminum, the HTC One V will most definitely be a design-oriented gadget, targeting technology enthusiasts who are more interested in the way they look than technology, power and raw speed.
And talking about hardware and power, let’s quickly recap the V’s tech specs and features. Sporting a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, the phone will be powered by a single core 1 GHz processor and will feature 512 MB of RAM, as well as a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash and 4 GB of on-board memory.
As far as software goes, the HTC One V will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and will come with the Sense user interface on top. Unfortunately, we still have no official details about the One V’s pricing, but according to the latest rumors, the smartphone might go up for sale for around 300-350 bucks with no contract in the United States.
Stay tuned on Androinica.com to be the first one to find out when will the HTC One V be made available and how much it will actually cost!