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For everyone wanting to get a piece of new HTC tech, it looks like the littlest brother of the HTC One family, the One V, will be making its way stateside "later this summer."

HTC One V

For the uninitiated, the One V is the budget device from the One Series, packing some rather meager specs:

  • 3.7-inch 480x800 display
  • 1GHz single-core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB built-in storage
  • 5MP F/2.0 rear shooter
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 4

While it's definitely no powerhouse on paper, it does bring some unique features to the world of budget devices, like Ice Cream Sandwich, the now less-intrusive Sense 4, and HTC's impressive new camera.

Details on pricing or carrier availability haven't been revealed at this time, only that it's set to launch in the Summer of 2012.

HTC One V to Arrive in the U.S. This Summer

HTC One V aims to impress with premium design, amazing camera and authentic sound

First U.S. preview to be held at International CTIA Wireless 2012

New Orleans – May 8, 2012 –HTC, a global designer of smartphones, today announced the global version of the HTC One™ V, part of its highly anticipated HTC One series of smartphones, will be displayed for the first time in the U.S. during the International CTIA Wireless 2012.  The HTC One V is expected to be available through a variety of U.S. partners later this summer.

The HTC One series represents HTC’s most premium mobile experience with a new level of premium design, amazing camera and authentic sound experience. With the HTC One V, HTC integrates Android™ 4.0 (ICS) with HTC Sense™ 4, the new version of HTC’s branded user experience with HTC ImageSense™, a new suite of camera and imaging features that set HTC One apart from other phones.  HTC Sense 4 also includes broad enhancements to audio quality and simplifies how people listen to music on their phone.

Amazing Camera

With HTC ImageSense, the HTC One V offers an amazing camera that delivers fast image capture, better image quality under adverse conditions, and an easy-to-use display with side-by-side photo and video capture buttons.  The camera can be quickly activated from the home screen and the superfast autofocus enables continuous shooting to ensure you don’t miss those special moments.

The 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 back illuminated sensor, means that more light is allowed into the sensor to capture quality photos in adverse conditions, such as low light, no light or bright backlighting. With HTC Video Pic™, the smartphone is also capable of capturing still photos while simultaneously recording HD video, and in addition, can capture still images during video playback.

HTC Sense 4 also integrates Dropbox, enabling customers to get 25 gigabytes of free Dropbox space for two years - enough to keep more than 10,000 high-quality photos - and makes it easy to edit, save and share photos, videos, documents and other kinds of files.  HTC One V also gives an easy way to share photos and videos with family and friends through Media Link HD* which wirelessly sends content from the smartphone to any TV with an HDMI input.

Authentic Sound

HTC One V also provides authentic sound with Beats Audio™ that allows listeners to experience music as the artist intended, creating rich, premium sound experiences whether listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game.  HTC Sync Manager software makes it easy to transfer songs, artists and playlists from a music library on a computer to the smartphone.  The new HTC Car Stereo Clip* also allows customers to easily bring their mobile music to their car’s sound system.

Premium Design
Utilizing the classic, award-winning design of the HTC Legend, the HTC One V brings iconic design to a smartphone with broad appeal and a premium experience.  The timeless, simple aluminum unibody architecture and slightly curved chin allow the HTC One V to fit smoothly in the palm of your hand. The 3.7-inch screen is a delight to the eyes, made out of reinforced glass and is scratch resistant.  The HTC One V features a speedy Qualcomm™ Snapdragon S3 1 GHz processor, and is supported by a 1,500 mAh battery.


Availability

The HTC One V will be available in the United States from a variety of partners in the summer of 2012.  More information on the HTC One series of smartphones can be found at http://www.htc.com/us/.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Me

    I think you mean "[No] details on pricing or carrier availability at this time"

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Ah, thanks. Looks like I got a little ahead of myself there. Fixed. 

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Ah, thanks. Looks like I got a little ahead of myself there. Fixed. 

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Ah, thanks. Looks like I got a little ahead of myself there. Fixed. 

  • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

    4 GB internal memory and no SD-slot? Sounds like something from 2007 oO

  • sssgadget

    Funny that a phone slower than DHD gets Sense 4 while DHD *will get* 3.6

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Fun observation, not that it isn't obvious to us, but this is a phone with 512 MB of RAM, full version of ICS and OEM skin...Galaxy S owners should start screaming right about now.

  • Tyler Chappell

    Despite this being a budget phone, they still should have made the CPU dual-core and maybe 768MB of RAM.  The specs are just mediocre even when compared with a budget device like my mom's LG Lucid, which after having played with the past couple of days is turning out to be a pretty decent phone.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GU4N7CVDBJXMZOBFO3DMIQZH4 J

    Alright....  Have I missed something?  This phone is coming with 512MB of RAM, a single core 1GHz processor, and ICS...  My Droid X has, lets see...  512MB of RAM and a single core 1GHz processor.  

    So...  um...  if the One V can run ICS on the same level of hardware as my DX, why have I been told the X is too under-powered for ICS?