Cricket HTC One SV with LTE available from January 16
A new addition to the Cricket’s LTE lineup has been announced today, HTC One SV. HTC One SV is exclusive to Cricket and according to the carrier and HTC, it will be available online and in stores nationwide for $349.99, starting January 16.
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Besides LTE connectivity, HTC One SV features Sense 4.0 UI on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform, a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display covered by Corning Gorilla Glass that protects the screen from scratch and fingerprints.
HTC One SV has a main 5-megapixel camera with an f/2 lens and backside illumination for taking more quality pictures in low-light conditions. It captures video at 1080p HD and can take still images at the same time. The phone also comes with a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera, equipped with an f/2.2 lens and backside illumination. In addition, One SV has a microSD card slot for expanding memory up to 32GB, NFC, Beats Audio and more.
HTC One SV is the third Cricket’s LTE-enabled smartphone that works in the carrier’s LTE coverage that now covers around 21 million POPs. Areas covered are Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, Corpus Christi and the Brownsville-McAllen-Harlingen, Texas, Tucson and Las Vegas. The first two Cricket LTE handsets are the LG Optimus Regard available for $249.99 and the Samsung Galaxy S III for $549.99.
HTC One SV can be paired with Cricket’s 4G LTE and 3G plans. New 4G LTE plans start at $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and 2GB of full-speed data, $60 for 5GB of 4G LTE data and tethering and $70 for 10GB of 4G LTE data and tethering. Cricket’s 3G plans start at $50 for 1GB of full-speed data after which data are throttled, $60 for 2.5GB and tethering and $70 per month for 5GB of full speed 3G data and tethering.