With the HTC One X set to become the most powerful Android-based smartphone these days (at least until the Galaxy S3 and the LG D1L will be released) and the One S providing a very good balance between decent specs and affordability, the third smartphone in HTC’s new line has been kind of ignored by many tech geeks.
The One V should, however, be on a lot of shopping lists nowadays, as it promises to come with a very sleek profile, Android ICS under the hood, and a dirt-cheap price. The 3.7-incher has already been released in select European markets, alongside its bigger brothers, while Northern American customers are still waiting to hear about the phone’s availability.
In Canada, the One V could hit the market as soon as May 3, if we are to believe a fresh rumor from MobileSyrup. The rumor is based on a leaked internal document from mobile carrier Bell, where you can clearly see the phone listed as launching on Thursday, May 03, 2012.
HTC’s One V should be made available in Canada by TELUS as well, but we are unsure whether it will hit the shelves on the same date as the Bell device.
As far as pricing is concerned, we have nothing official to report, but rumors point towards a $250-$300 price tag without contract. The phone will surely be made available for even less with a standard carrier contract and I personally don’t think it’s impossible to see the One V go for as less as 50 bucks in Canada, as well as in the US.
Those of you who missed this little guy’s introduction a couple of months ago should know that the HTC One V is powered by a 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor and features 512 MB of RAM, as well as 4 GB of on-board storage. With a very slim profile and a body highly resembling the One X and S, the V will sport a 3.7-inch WVGA display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution and is set to come with a 5 MP rear-facing camera, Beats Audio technology, Android ICS, and Sense 4 UI.
Stay tuned on our website in the coming weeks to find out more about the phone's availability and pricing, both in Canada and in the United States!