The smartphone is aimed at emerging markets such as India and China
Taiwanese handset maker HTC has just announced the upcoming availability of a new Android smartphone, the Desire SV.The smartphone has been recently announced during a press event in Singapore and is aimed at emerging markets such as India and China.
AndroidOS reports HTC Desire SV is likely to arrive in India by the end of the year for around Rs 22,590 (420USD or 325 EUR) outright.
Although HTC already launched two dual-SIM Android phones in India, the company wishes to expand its portfolio with a much better device that offers even better capabilities than the Desire V and Desire VC handsets.
The new HTC Desire SV is expected to arrive on the market in the following weeks, though we’re still waiting for the handset maker to offer more details on the smartphone’s pricing options.
According to AndroidOS, HTC Desire SV ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box integrated with Sense 4.1 UI, but the company promised a Jelly Bean upgrade would be available soon after launch.
Hardware-wise, the smartphone is equipped with a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM and 4GB internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
It is also worth mentioning that HTC Desire SV only supports microSIM cards, so keep that in mind before purchasing the smartphone. Beats Audio technology is included as well for a richer audio experience.
Furthermore, the device boasts an enhanced 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, which features autofocus, LED flash and HD video recording. No word on any front-facing cameras for video calls.
Last but not least, the Desire SV sports a decent 4.3-inch Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 16 million colors. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.