May 07 AT 9:58 AM Anthony Domanico 16 Comments

HTC One V coming to the US this summer


The HTC One V has gotten much less attention than its beefier brothers, the One X and One S smartphones making their way to AT&T (One X), Sprint (One X), and T-Mobile (One S) as early as this month. HTC has just announced that the entry-level One V will be shown off at CTIA later this week in New Orleans, and that the One V will go on sale on “a variety of US partners” later this summer.

The HTC One V is an entry level device that has the benefit of the beautifully-designed HTC One line. This is not your average entry-level phone, with the looks of the One S and One V with entry level specs that should see the device come with an extremely low price tag. We don’t yet know which partners will be getting their hands on the One V, but we expect this to receive a widespread US launch in just a few months.

If someone prices this device at around $300 unlocked, we can see it flying off store-shelves. Full specs for the One V are as follows:

HTC One V Specifications

  • 1GHz single-core Qualcomm processor
  • 3.7-inch TFT capacitive display (480 x 800)
  • HTC Sense 4.0
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB built-in storage
  • 5-megapixel camera w/ LED flash and AF
  • MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Bluetooth v4.0 w/ A2DP
  • MicroUSB
  • Dimensions: 120.3 x 59.7 x 9.2mm
  • Weight: 115g

We’ll bring you the details as we learn of US releases for the HTC One V. Anyone out there considering the One V as a cheap alternative to the ever-more-expensive crop of devices hitting the market?

Via: Engadget

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  • oddball

    This is a great phone for users who don’t really need or want the top of the line but want to have decent equipment. As smart phones replace feature phones a middle range between the cheap stuff at the bottom end and the super phones makes a great choice.

  • one

    Good, they haven’t stop make the external memory!

  • SGB101

    just looking at the prices of this in the UK, and its £250-300.

    this is just to expensive, for this device, people that dont want the top end phone, and just want a decent phone that works, wont pay £300 for a device, when there are a lot off decent android phone for £100-£200.

    for the people that want a contract phone, they can get an one x/s sammy 3 or an iphone for free, 2000mins unlimited text and data.

    the one V will only save them about £5 per month, and after seeing the S and the V next to each other that extra £5 is a no brainer.

    this phone need s to be £199 off contract and no more.

  • jaxidian

    Does this remind you of the T-Mobile G1 at all when you look at it from the side?

    • SGB101

      no the Hero

      • ajonrichards

        This is spec’d out exactly like my two-year-old HTC Incredible.. Not that it’s a bad thing. I love my Inc!

      • E1

        Could be the G3 for tmo and the hero 4G for sprint

  • thaghost

    The specs looks similar to the mt4g but a little better. If priced from $0-$50 on contract or $300 off contract it would a great budget option. Although im not sure if there is a ffc on there.

  • jonathan3579

    …and nobody cared but prepaid customers.

    • um

      Then why are you here…..

      • jonathan3579

        Actually, you are right. That was very Richard-like of me.

        Sorry, I’ve had a very rough week.

  • spazby

    Too much entry level

  • Joel

    Design is okay but I cant stand the color. And I also hate the fact that it runs ICS but they REFUSE to update other older devices which are more powerful than it. Anyway its a bit TOO entry level….if it wasnt for beats audio on it I doubt people would pay it any mind at all.

  • Cruzz563

    That whole unlocked thing, in the U.S…I just wish the manufacturers would open online stores for purchasing on their corporate sites. Then one wouldn’t have to turn to the grey market sites that import unlocked phones for sale here. Like the Huawei Ascend D Quad, if had an online store where I could click “Buy” when it was released, it’d be perfect. As well as the price not being marked up by the importers.

  • glennw

    If HTC really wants to gain the market like Samsung did, they should make all their One series available to at least all the national carriers in the US. That way, consumers won’t be limited by the carrier.

    Just IMO.

    • SGB101

      I’m not sure thats down to HTC.