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HTC Desire S coming in at Php25,990

I’ve been told by one of the local HTC retailers that the HTC Desire S will be available in stores this Monday with an indicative SRP of about Php25,990. Not bad for an HTC Desire re-fresh.

If you are in a hurry to get first dibs on the unit, you can pre-order at Top Electronics (see posted below) and get it at only Php23,500 (see poster for details).

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HTC Desire S specs:
3.7 inches S-LCD touchscreen @ 480 x 800 pixels
1GHz Scorpion processor (Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon)
Adreno 205 GPU
768MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
1.1GB internal storage
up to 32GB on microSD
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
5MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
720p video recording
Front-facing VGA camera
Stereo FM Radio w/ RDS
GPS with aGPS support
1450 Li-Ion battery
Android OS, v2.3 Gingerbread

The HTC Desire S is like a carbon-copy of the original Desire with a few minor improvements. It’s possible the original Desire is already at EOL (end-of-life) and the Desire S will eventually replace it inside store shelves.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

30 Responses

  1. Avatar for kitsantiago kitsantiago says:

    WHAT WOULD YOU PREFER SIR YUGA? IPHONE 4 OR HTC? THANKS. GUYS U CAN ALSO ANSWER.

  2. Avatar for thejackal thejackal says:

    so sad Incredible S is not coming here

  3. Avatar for RJ RJ says:

    Still not convinced… i am still waiting for xperia arc..

  4. Avatar for Cxianok Cxianok says:

    Wow tempting! but im also considering Samsung Galaxy S II, hintay hintay siguro muna ako :)

  5. Avatar for al al says:

    For people who are into hacking and customizing their phones to the fullest, desire s has a locked bootloader no custom roms, bad!!

  6. Avatar for thepaper thepaper says:

    hmmm…. eto or lg optimus 2x?

  7. Avatar for eLx eLx says:

    I’ve been waiting for this phone ever since they released the update about this upgrade. But with the price tag, now I’m confused if I go for Samsung SL or other phones on the same price bracket. I’ve heard that HTC service is far better than Samsung?

  8. Avatar for Alps Alps says:

    Let’s wait for HTC “Pyramid”!

  9. Avatar for mattscradle mattscradle says:

    Ganda ng specs not bad for Php26K. Sana mas bumaba pa.

  10. Avatar for Jonaflormicfren Jonaflormicfren says:

    It’s my first time to see and hear HTC. i’m sorry about that. http://learner-spot.blogspot.com/

  11. Avatar for pogi pogi says:

    i think Galaxy SL is better- with a larger screen, thinner body and lower price tag (only around 19k)

    but personally, i would want to wait for Arc, Optimus Black and more powerful dual-core phones to be released. diyan na mag-uumpia ang laban! yeah!

  12. Avatar for name name says:

    THIS! I am really thinking about buying the Desire HD .. Though that one has a better 8MP Camera and would have Gingerbread (I’ve heard). The Desire S’ design is better, and I think 5MP is fine, and a Gingerbread out of the box :)) Also, It’s newer :D And the price is not really far from Desire HD’s

  13. Avatar for d0t d0t says:

    I’m also interested when the Wildfire S will come out locally. (Maybe that will force the price of the original Wildfire to come down :) )

  14. Avatar for top electronics top electronics says:

    I was told that the Incredible S will not be made available locally.

  15. Avatar for Razorous Razorous says:

    Antayin ko nalang muna incredible S…

  16. Avatar for Jd Jd says:

    How about the rest of the family (HTC Incredible S, and HTC Wildfire S?)

  17. Avatar for top electronics top electronics says:

    Yes, for 6 mos. installment.

    • Avatar for Rey Guillermo Rey Guillermo says:

      Sir,

      How much it will cost b if 12months to pay thru BPI Classic?

      Or if cash b how much discount do i get sir?

      Thanks a lot

  18. Avatar for jayme jayme says:

    cool its Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Is the Php25,990 price also on credit card?

    • Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

      Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers?
      I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any tips?

  19. Avatar for Fleeb Fleeb says:

    One month ago, I read that Nexus S is coming this month. I still can’t find a trace of Nexus S except for the gray market. I hope this really comes out soon.

  20. Avatar for dan dan says:

    gusto ko yan, wow

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