HTC Proto could join the HTC One series later this year as a 4 inch version of the One V

HTC Proto could join the HTC One series later this year as a 4 inch version of the One V
HTC, which this week confirmed that its third quarter is going to be nothing to write home about, has bet the farm on its HTC One Series. This was made apparent with the recent speculation about the HTC One X+, a "refresh" for the manufacturer's flagship model that is supposedly powered by a quad-core 1.7GHz Tegra 3+ processor. This model is allegedly heading to T-Mobile and its HDPA 4G pipeline.

Now, the word is that with its high end model purportedly being taken care of, HTC is looking to update the low end of it's One series by offering the HTC Proto, a  "refresh" for the HTC One V. Actually, it's not clear if the Proto will be considered a One series phone, or if it will be marketed by the Taiwan based manufacturer as a separate and distinct model. Regardless, the device is said to offer some specs that are a step up from the HTC One V starting with the 4 inch WVGA SLCD display which is larger than the 3.7 inch screen on the One V.

The big change is under the hood where the single-core processor is replaced by a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 S4 processor clocked at 1GHz. The Proto apes the HTC One V otherwise with 512MB of RAM, a 5MP camera and 7.2Mbps HSPA connectivity. Beats Audio is supposed to be on board although the recent financial maneuvering might lead to a change on that front.

The HTC Proto is expected sometime later this year and there is no word on pricing or carrier availability.

source: TheVerge via AndroidAuthority

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12 Comments

1. DOUBLE_BASS

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

No plz

2. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

i dont think it will be the snapdragon s4 Here in Asia OneS is rocking snapdragon s3 So if this is real OneS owners will be pissed S4 have shortage and s3 is a cheaper chip anyway

3. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

Come on Htc get real....a 1.2 ghz processor and 1 gb of ram would be a much better up grade...

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

its called a mid range phone.

8. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

There are plenty "mid-range" phones with those specs bro...Where have you been?

4. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

"the HTC One V starting with the 4 inch WVGA SLCD display which is larger than the 3.7 inch screen on the One V." Huh?

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

You honestly don't get that statement?

10. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Oh, I do now. I skimmed that last part and saw that, figured it was a typo, meaning to say one was the Proto instead of the One V...Proceed

5. mightyillidan

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

okay plz good battery good camera and at least 765 mb ram and maybe this will work

9. wendygarett unregistered

I think all of this might be the jellybean version of 'three' next year...

11. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

ok this is gna b kinda good. just like incredible s. the perfect 4.inch display. but could it b snapdragon s4? even for asia? lets see which way the wind blows !!!

12. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Htc sensation c? What htc should do is to give us a phone with 3.7'' screen,1ghz duo core novathor,576mb of ram,and sense 4!

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