HTC has announced a Dual-SIM based Android phone, with the model name Desire SV, with a WVGA screen and this device is going to see its way into the Asian markets very soon. Although there are a lot of similarities between the HTC Desire C and Desire X and now the Desire SV, we are seeing a new model with a new name, mainly due to the dual-SIM capability.
The phone has got a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 touchscreen, and the resolution would be quite low for that screen size, at 800 x 480 pixels screen resolution and even in Asia, the first country to receive the device would be India, where the price tag would be Rs. 22,590 and the Desire SV would be a SIM-free device, expected to come somewhere in December 2012.
Here are a few specifications of the HTC Desire SV:
- 4.3 inch 480 x 800 pixels Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen (~217 ppi pixel density)
- 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon with Adreno 203
- 1 GB RAM, 4 GB onboard memory (with microSD card slot up to 32 GB)
- Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 5.11 x 2.67 x 0.42 inches, 4.62 oz (129.7 x 67.9 x 10.7 mm, 131 g)
- Li-Ion 1620 mAh Battery
- 8 megapixels rear, no front camera
There are single SIM and Dual SIM versions of the phone and they come in all-black and black-with-orange color options. With the camera being an 8MP one, the Desire SV can be well comparable and actually better than the Samsung Galaxy S Duos. The connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and GPS capability.
There is a news that the HTC Desire SV would be getting the 4G LTE networking so if at all the company is coming up with a US launch, then the users would have a good option to use the LTE connectivity through their network carriers. With the unlocked price at around $420, the HTC Desire SV could be one of the best options for users who wanted to buy a device with a good screen size, a nice camera but we were expecting at least the latest operating system version.