The missing sibling in the HTC One series was launched today, along with the HTC Desire C and the dual-SIM Desire V.
When we talked to the Country Manager earlier and asked the reason why they did not include the One S during the launching of the One X and One V a couple of months ago, he explained that they felt the market might not find a need for the handset in its category at that time.
However, the decision to include the One S with the launch of the Desire series was prompted by the market’s response.
We’ve been using the HTC One S for more than a month now and we can certainly say it’s one of the more capable Android smartphones out there. It’s got the same gorgeous design as the One X and very close in terms of performance (the benchmarks can attest to that) at a slightly lower price.
HTC One S specs:
4.3â€³ Super AMOLED display @ 540Ã—960 pixels, 280ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass
Dual-core 1.5GHz Krait processor
Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4
16GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
8MP autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
1080p video recording @ 30fps
1.3MP front-facing camera, 720p video
GPS w/ aGPS support
1650mAh Li-Polymer battery
Android 4.0 ICS
119.5 grams (weight)
130.9 x 65 x 7.8mm (dimension)
Php26,990 (suggested retail price)
They also informed us that the version of the One S that will be released in the Philippines will have a Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 1.5GHz instead of the SnapDragon S3 1.7Ghz that was released in Taiwan a few weeks ago. Updated: There was confusion in the PR and we’ve verified it’s running SnapDragon S3 1.7GHz. You can read our addendum here.
The suggested retail price of the HTC One S is Php26,990. Check out our full review of the HTC One S here.
Updated: Corrected the SRP from Php24,990 to Php26,990.