HTC has announced that its only member of the HTC One Series yet to hit the United States, the HTC One V, will do so at some point this summer. It has also revealed that it will be hitting a ‘variety’ of U.S. carriers although the manufacturer didn’t exactly specify who would be getting it.
The HTC One V will be the third HTC One phone to hit the United States following in the footsteps of the HTC One X for AT&T and the HTC One S for T-Mobile’s network. And even though HTC remained mum on the carriers the One V will be headed to, we think we have a pretty good idea.
Back in February, HTC seemingly revealed which U.S. carriers would be getting the mid-range smartphone.
The three carriers that should end up seeing the HTC One V are MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile and U.S. Cellular. None of the United States’ four largest carriers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon – are expected to carry the device.
The HTC One V is going to appeal to those that don’t want to dole out a ton of money for a solid smartphone. And while the HTC One V may be on the low-end of the HTC One Series, it certainly brings some likable things to the table.
Yes, it has a smaller 3.7-inch screen but it also packs a speedy Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, the same processor found in both the HTC One X and the HTC One S.
It also runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, an 5MP rear shooter and an aluminum unibody design that we thoroughly enjoyed.
Let’s just hope the price is right.