The smartphone will be initially launched in Russia
Recently launched in India, the dual-SIM HTC Desire SV Android phone is about to make its debut in Europe as well.According to Mobile-Review, HTC plans to launch the Desire SV in the following days, but the Taiwanese handset maker will also release the phone in other European countries this month.
Customers in Russia will be able to purchase the HTC Desire SV for 14,900 Rubles outright, which is about $440/€345.
That's certainly a bit steeper than we expected, especially if we take into consideration the fact that HTC India sells this mid-range smartphone for $395/€310 off-contract.
On the other hand, it's likely that the Android phone will be priced considerably cheaper than the Russian version.
As a matter fact Russian smartphone market is known for its overpriced devices, so there's nothing wrong with HTC Desire SV price from that point of view.
Even though it cannot be put among the high-end Android phones available on the market, HTC Desire SV comes with dual-SIM capability, which are uncommon to Android devices.
Aside from that, the Desire SV comes equipped with a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1 GHz, which is complemented by an Adreno 203 GPU and 768MB of RAM.
Software-wise, the smartphone is powered by Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, though HTC might be able to offer a Jelly Bean update in the future, even if the smartphone packs only 768MB of RAM.
Furthermore, the Desire SV boasts a 4.3-inch Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution. It also packs 4GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
It is also worth mentioning that HTC Desire SV sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and video recording. Sadly, the smartphone lacks a secondary camera for video calls.