Cricket Wireless has officially announced their latest smartphone offering, the HTC One SV. The handset will be available in a few weeks time, and as always, will be available as a contract-free device. The price does seem fair, however we do see at least one point that may keep the geeks from looking towards this device. More on that in a moment though.
The HTC One SV will be available beginning on January 16 and priced at $349.99. The specs will include 4G LTE connectivity along with a 4.3-inch Super LCD-2 display with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, microSD card slot, NFC, 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.
HTC also has some goodies for the camera. The front-facing has backside illumination and an f/2.2 lens and the rear-facing has an f/2.0 backside illuminated lens with the ability to record 1080p HD video. The one downfall we see, the handset will arrive running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as opposed to Jelly Bean. Additionally, as this is an HTC device you can expect to find Sense, which in this case happens to be Sense 4.
Finally, touching on those plans. Cricket Wireless is currently offering the following in terms of 4G LTE -- a $50 month option with 2GB of full-speed data, a $50 per month option with 5GB of full-speed data and a $70 per month option with 10GB of full-speed data. And of course, each of these plans also include the basics such as unlimited messaging and unlimited voice.