HTC One SV smartphone

HTC has announced its 4G LTE capable One SV smartphone for the UK.

What do you get if you cross HTC's One S with the One V? Well the One SV of course. HTC said the mid-range Android smartphone will launch in the coming weeks with retailers and select mobile operators including EE. See also: Group test: what's the best smartphone?

"The HTC One SV heralds the next generation of smartphone performance and lightning fast mobile internet," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. "We’re delighted to help fuel the spread of 4G LTE networks worldwide with models that enable our customers to enjoy web browsing, movie streaming and Internet radio more quickly and more smoothly than ever before."

The HTC One SV comes with a 4.3in screen, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 5Mp rear camera, NFC, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for expansion.

The smartphone will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich, not 4.1 Jelly Bean, and HTC's Sense 4 overlay with Beats Audio. See: What is 4G? A complete guide to 4G.

Similar to when Samsung launched the Galaxy S3, the One SV will be available in 'Pyrenees blue' and 'Glacier white'. The handset is available to pre-order for around £350 SIM-free from retailers such as Clove which says it will tip up in January.

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