Today, the Verge posted photos of what is supposedly known internally as the HTC Proto. Previous reports said that it would be a 4" device with a dual-core Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM and HSPA support. It's no beast by any means, but still a solid device for a low-end phone.


The device continues HTC's preference for capacitive buttons on the front. Unlike the One V, however, this phone does not appear to have the trademark "chin". All-in-all, it's not a huge spec bump from previous iterations of the One V, assuming this is a successor, but it seems to at least be a nice refresh. The Taiwanese manufacturer launched the One series earlier this year in an attempt to simplify its product line and focus more on making the few handsets it produces better. Whether that includes a biannual upgrade cycle or not remains to be seen. Hopefully we'll hear more before too long.

Source: The Verge

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  • http://twitter.com/anasqtiesh Anas Qtiesh

    No software buttons, no dice.

  • Travis Shepherd

    Why do phone manufacturers INSIST on hardware buttons? Isn't ICS/JB past that?

  • Daniel

    I prefer hardware buttons much more. Saves screen real estate

  • http://twitter.com/kuyanyan Yanyan | RR

    And they never confirmed a JB update for the One V which was released alongside the One S and One X THIS YEAR. So what exactly is the point of this new phone? Sometimes you'll just have to wish that manufacturers actually go through with their promises.

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    Why is there Beats audio still? :O

  • Boom

    Nexus or go home.

  • Freak4Dell

    Looks like something I'd be interested in. I just wish it had 1GB RAM instead of 512MB. The hardware buttons and the screen size are perfect.

  • AaronGingrich

    "The device continues HTC's preference for capacitive buttons on the front."

    I hate when they put them on the back.

  • Aaron

    One W? This is going to get out of hand....

  • http://twitter.com/grimoald grimoald
  • http://www.facebook.com/csoulr666 Ahmad Nadeem

    Just hope they add a front facing camera in there

  • Andreas

    Idiots, you haven't yet managed to develop a reliable and fully working phone and you start making new ones. Why don't you release one model every 2 years instead of every 6 months and make that one work properly.