Clap your hands for Cricket Wireless, which is the first carrier to launch the HTC One SV in the US. The pre-paid carrier today announced that will expand its offer with the HTC One SV, which has already debuted in Europe and Asia last year. The handset will be available online and in carrier select stores starting January 16th, and will be sold for $349.99 without contract.
The HTC One SV’s specs place the handset somewhere in the middle of the HTC One lineup. The phone comes with a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, which works out at a very decent density of 217 ppi. The screen is protected from scrapes and scratches by fingerprint-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.
The device is driven by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1 GB of RAM and offers almost unlimited storage capacity thanks to 8 GB internal memory, a microSD card slot, integration with Dropbox and support for other cloud services.
The phone packs a 5 megapixel f/2.0 back side illuminated main camera with panorama and 1080p HD video recording and a 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera, which also features backside illumination, and an f/2.2 lens. Other features include Beats Audio, 4G LTE, NFC, and HTC’s new Sync Manager software. Unfortunately, Cricket fans won’t be able to experience the joys of latest version of the operating system – Jelly Bean, since the HTC One SV runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
more info: Cricket Wireless