Back in April, HTC Philippines visited Cebu and launched two of its “One”-branded smartphones, the HTC One X and HTC One V. But for us geeks who are very much aware of the latest phones from this Taiwan-based phone maker, we knew there was something missing: the HTC One S!
The HTC One S sits between the HTC One X (high-end) and HTC One V (entry-level) as far as hardware specs and price points are concerned. And those of you guys who spent time waiting for this handset to hit local shelves, good news for you as the wait seemed not to go on forever! Yes, HTC Philippines already launched the HTC One S earlier today here in Cebu, together with the new phones in the “Desire” family (more on this later).
The HTC One S
Though also carrying the latest “commercial” version of Android OS (Ice Cream Sandwich), the HTC One S falls short on some hardware specs when compared to the company’s new flagship phone, the HTC One X. Notably, this includes the display (Super AMOLED vs. Super IPS LCD2), the non-expandable internal storage (16GB vs. 32GB), lack of NFC support , the front camera (VGA only vs. 1.3MP cam on One X), and most importantly – the chipset (Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon vs. Nvidia Tegra 3). But in spite of that, the rest of the specs of HTC One S are fair enough for a mid-range user. (more…)