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