Remember HTC’s new “One” range of phones the company launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year? We’ve certainly seen some top performers already, but now the company is adding an extra model, with a 4G option heading to Optus and Virgin.
Previously, HTC’s only “One” branded model with 4G was available on Telstra only, with the HTC One XL delivering the same one-piece body and 4.7 inch 720p IPS screen as the One X, but with 4G and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor instead of the Nvidia Tegra in the One X.
We rated the One XL pretty highly, but it wasn’t to everyone’s liking, omitting the microSD slot and removable battery.
Introduced this week, the HTC One SV brings those features back, and pairs them with a 4.3 inch Super LCD screen with 800×480, polycarbonate body, 5 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 lens, Beats Audio, NFC, and a slightly different dual-core processor from the one found in the One XL.
“We’re very excited about bringing our second 4G device under the HTC One range to Optus and Virgin Mobile customers,” said HTC Australia’s Ben Hodgson. “We’re pleased to enable more customers to enjoy the benefits of the super fast Optus 4G network such as faster web browsing, high quality video streaming and rapid uploading of images to social media sites.”
The latest version of Google’s Android won’t be present, with 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” used here, the same version currently available on the rest of the HTC One range.
Meanwhile, the model will likely hit stores in early December, available only on plans from Virgin and Optus, with no outright price set.