The HTC One family is nearly complete. Just a few months after the launch of AT&T and T-Mobile of the One X and the One S respectively, the Taiwan-electronics manufacturer just gave a confirmation that the One V will start to become available in several carriers in the United States by the summer season this year.
When the HTC One V was first unveiled in February, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular and Virgin Mobile was named by HTC as its partners for the handset. As a way to confirm the partnership, HTC's website included a support page. Another press release of HTC stipulates C Spire, Bluegrass Cellular and Open Mobile as its possible HTC One series' partners. All of those are regional carriers.
The HTC One V is the model in the One series with the lowest price rendering it as the most affordable One handset. It is made for wireless carriers that do not subsidize their phones as much as the major ones. It is not as elegant just like the One S and One X because of its big chin in the bottom that is angled to the users face to enhance voice quality.
The HTC One V has specs that are somehow at the lower end compared to the One S and One X. In particular, it has a camera of 5 instead of 8 megapixels, a one-core processor with 1GHz power rather than a two-core chip and a screen of 3.7 inches with a resolution of 800x480.
Despite of its low end features, it runs on the latest Android OS which is the ICS. It also has the image enhancement technology of the HTC Image Sense as well as the Beats Audio.
The phones of the HTC One line have been getting good reviews. No specific announcement has been made about the One V's release date or cost but is expected to be around $200 to $300 under Virgin Mobile and MetroPCS or $100 or below on U.S. Cellular.