Optus gets first dibs on 4G HTC One SV


blog When it comes to new smartphone launches in Australia, it seems as though HTC’s going for the scattergun approach. We’ve got the One XL, the One X, the One V, the One S, the Desire X. Perhaps the only handset the Taiwanese giant doesn’t have plans to launch in Australia is the One X+ (a sad fact, because it looks like the best of the lot). The newest handset on the block is the One SV, which is a 4G model exclusive to Optus and its subsidiary Virgin Mobile at this point and with some pretty strong specifications — although it’s not absolutely top of the line. Full specifications can be found here, and HTC’s media release is below:

HTC adds its second 4G device to the HTC One Portfolio with superfast 4G connectivity, amazing camera and authentic sound

AUSTRALIA — 15 November, 2012 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the latest model in its award-winning One series, the HTC One SV. Packed in a sleek, elegant design, the HTC One SV combines Optus’ superfast 4G connectivity with a smartphone, brandishing an amazing camera and studio-quality Beats AudioTM sound. Running HTC Sense™ 4 on Android™ ICS and with a removable battery, it is designed for those who want their smartphone to keep pace with their hectic lifestyle.

“We’re very excited about bringing our second 4G device under the HTC One range to Optus and Virgin Mobile customers” said Ben Hodgson, Country Manager, HTC Australia and New Zealand. “As with all HTC One devices, the HTC One SV delivers a stunning design coupled with an amazing camera and Beats audio at an affordable price. We’re pleased to enable more customers to enjoy the benefits of the superfast Optus 4G network such as faster web browsing, high quality video streaming and rapid uploading of images to social media sites.”

Michael Smith, Managing Director of Marketing, Optus said, “The HTC One SV is a great addition to our expanding Optus 4G device range. With our 4G network reach spreading further around Australia, we’re committed to providing our customers with impressive handsets such as the HTC One SV to enjoy the superfast Optus 4G speeds available.”

“Virgin Mobile knows our customers live fast-paced lives and therefore the super-fast HTC One SV was a natural choice for us,” said David Scribner, Virgin Mobile Marketing Director.

Dependable, superfast performance
Multitasking is a breeze with the HTC One SV featuring a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 PlusTM dual core processor, the HTC One SV offers exceptional performance that enables high-quality video streaming, gaming and seamless multitasking.

Dropbox* and SkyDrive integration, along with a Micro SD card expansion slot means you have limitless space for documents, movies and pictures. Sharing content is also made easy with a simple tap of the phone to another NFC-enabled device.

Amazing camera, authentic sound
The HTC One SV offers the amazing camera synonymous with the acclaimed One series. The HTC One SV’s 5 megapixel, f/2.0 main camera offers state of the art functions, including one-press Continuous Shooting and VideoPic combined with advanced low-light performance for stunning results, even in challenging lighting conditions. A front camera, which features a BSI-Sensor and f/2.2 lens, also makes it perfect for group shots.

Redefine your entertainment experience with integrated Beats AudioTM providing authentic, studio-quality sound. The feature exclusive to HTC smartphones delivers the most immersive sound experience across music, gameplay and video playback, while the new HTC Sync Manager also makes syncing and managing your music collection easy, ensuring your music library can stay with you.

Signature design
HTC One SV’s sleek, elegant design, encompassing a 4.3 inch super LCD-2 touch screen strongly reflects its stylish HTC heritage. Its polycarbonate body is solid yet soft to the touch and is set off by a metal rim and colour-coordinated mesh for a premium finish. The HTC One SV is available in Stealth Black.

Pricing & Availability
The HTC One SV is available with a $3 monthly handset repayment on the $50 Optus Plan (minimum total cost is $1272 over 24 months). Pre-orders open with Optus today, available through telesales or online from https://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobilephone/htc/onesv

Virgin Mobile will be offering the HTC One SV from 1st December on the Big Plan $49. Full details of the plan are available at

*HTC has partnered with Dropbox to provide consumers with 25 gigabytes of free online space for two years

Image credit: HTC