HTC One V Announced
Here is the third and final new model by HTC that was presented at the Mobile World Congress – the One V. It sits lower in HTC’s range, being a budget device, yet this one is probably going to become the highest-selling of the three, so it more than deserves your attention. The first thing you notice about the One V is the design, which is quite reminiscent of the HTC Legend and other previous-gen Android phones; the distinctive chin and the aluminum unibody give it a somewhat retro feel, although once you start it up it’s clear that this is no museum exhibit. Just like its more powerful brothers, this one also runs the very latest software from Google – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, although the comparative lack of processing power means some of the fancy effects had to be removed.
Inside the device there’s a single-core 1 Ghz processor coupled with 512 MB of RAM, but there’s no reason to fear that these specs are not suitable for ICS, as in that case HTC could have opted for the trusty old Gingerbread. The One V features a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and a LED flash that can manage 720p videos. The screen measures at 3.7 inches and has a 480×800 resolution. Internal memory is just 4 gigs, but unlike the other two devices in the new One range, the phone is equipped with a microSD card slot. Set to be released in the second quarter, the One V has high chances to become a real hit, especially if the speed doesn’t suffer much because of the lack of power.