A few months back, HTC let slip that the lowest-end member of its One family, the One V, would hit "a variety of US partners" come summer. It looks like that rollout is already firing up, as Virgin Mobile USA today announced that it's now selling the prepaid handset for $199.99.
As with all other members of the One series, Virgin Mobile's One V will come with Beats audio and Sense 4 on top of ICS, for better or for worse. As a reminder, here's the full spec list:
- 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
- Adreno 205 GPU vinyl
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB ROM (1GB available for apps) with microSD slot
- 3.7-inch 480 x 800 display
- 1500mAh non-removable battery
- 5MP rear camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- FM Radio
- Dimensions: 4.73" (L) x 2.35" (W) x 0.36" (D)
- Weight: 4.06 ounces
- Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0
Needless to say, the One V isn't going to be breaking any records in terms of horsepower, but considering it's only $199.99 prepaid (no contract), it should be worth a look for Virgin Mobile customers nonetheless. After all, who could resist such a cheerful phone?
WARREN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 29, 2012 - In the latest demonstration of its “Higher Calling” commitment to customers, Virgin Mobile USA is offering the HTC One™ V, a powerful all-around media monster to help customers stay connected, take and share great photos, keep up on email, and enjoy high-quality sound. The new HTC One V on Virgin Mobile is a great smartphone for multitaskers and music buffs and is now available for $199.99 on virginmobileusa.com and at local retailers, rolling out to national retailers Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart through July and August.
HTC One V Comes to Virgin Mobile USA Features HTC's Amazing Camera, Authentic Sound with Beats Audio(TM) and Beyond Talk(TM) Plans as Low as $35 Per Month Without a Contract (Photo: Virgin Mobile USA)
The HTC One V is the first Virgin Mobile USA phone to come with these awesome HTC One series features:
- Amazing Camera with HTC ImageSense brings improvements to every part of the camera, including the lens, the sensor and the software, even integrating a new custom HTC ImageChip. The enhancements combine to deliver fast image capture, beautiful photos under adverse conditions, including low light, no light and bright backlight, and with Video Pic, the ability to concurrently capture 720p HD video and still images.
- Authentic Sound with Beats by Dr. Dre Audio™ offers rich and authentic sounds for music and videos to games and YouTube. With built-in software on the HTC One V, customers can connect to a computer, and HTC's Sync Manager software automatically installs to simplify moving music and playlists to your phone from your music library.
- HTC Sense™ 41 also lets customers elect to automatically2 save photos and videos to Dropbox, then share that content directly from the Gallery. Dropbox also makes it easy to edit and share files. When signing up with a Dropbox subscription on your HTC One series phone, you’ll receive 25GB of Dropbox space free for two years3.
“This terrific handset for under $200, combined with our no-contract Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans starting at $35 per month4, is an ideal alternative to postpaid offers and to other smartphones on the market,” said Jeff Auman, vice president, Virgin Mobile USA. “'A Higher Calling' demands that we continue to expand our already stellar smartphone lineup, and we’re delighted to add this device from the HTC One series.”
Using the latest version of HTC Sense 4 integrated with Android operating system (4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich), the HTC One V comes with a 3.7-inch screen, a 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera and 1500mAh embedded battery.