HTC One S coming to the Philippines soon!

When the HTC One X and the HTC One V was released in the Philippines several weeks ago, the mid-range HTC One S was conspicuously missing in the line-up. HTC Philippines did not give any reason for this absence but reports of a flaky casing is the most likely culprit.

Once that issue has been addressed, I’m sure HTC will eventually release the handset in the Philippines.

Fortunately, a recent conversation with a local rep of HTC has confirmed that they will launch the HTC One S in the Philippines soon. No exact date was given but we’re gunning for a June release on the One S.

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HTC One S specs:
4.3″ Super AMOLED display @ 540×960 pixels, 256ppi
Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Adreno 225
16GB internal storage
HSPA+ 21Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
8MP autofocus rear camera, 1080p
1.3MP front-facing camera, 720p
GPS w/ aGPS support
Beats Audio
1650mAh Li-Polymer battery
Android 4.0 ICS

The HTC One S looks to be the successor to the HTC Sensation and the specs and form factor certainly reflects that.

Our previous report pegs the HTC One S with a price tag of Php30k. Considering that the HTC One X retailed for Php32,990, we believe the HTC One S will be priced much lower than that (we expect a Php27k to Php29k price tag).

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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.

22 Responses

  1. Avatar for baning baning says:

    here u go guys..

  2. Avatar for Jinx Jinx says:

    One S Advantages:
    – Camera: Simultaneous HD video and Image recording
    – Android OS, v4.0
    – Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
    – Bluetooth v4.0
    – Li-Po 1650 mAh

    Xperia P Advantages:
    – 275 pixel density
    – WhiteMagic Technology (1st mobile)
    – BRAVIA Engine (Super AMOLED Defeated)
    – Camera: 3D sweep panorama, Exmor R
    – Video: Continuous Autofocus & Video light
    – Multitouch upto 4 fingers
    – HDMI port

    Users choice:
    – HTC Sense UI or Timescape UI
    – 4.3 inch or 4 inch
    – 130.9x65x7.8 mm or 122×59.5×10.5 mm

    I choose Xperia P. One S has larger battery rating (in mAh) but what WhiteMagic do is to brighten the display twice yet still saves power. How cool is that? And I think, dimension of Xperia P fits comfortably in hand & pocket. Also, Sony promised an upgrade to Android 4.0 in few weeks. I hope these helps others to choose.

  3. Avatar for Garland Garland says:

    I e-mailed HTC SEA and they gave me a July release of the One S. I hope your source is more reliable than mine.

  4. Avatar for Kulam Kulam says:

    Right now One S is understandably more expensive than the One X (due to limited supply in the Black Market). but if it launches and price tag is near or worse, more expensive than the One X, then that will be a deal-breaker for most,including me (praying One S is around 27k range…)

  5. Avatar for wreek888 wreek888 says:

    If this will be price at 29k, i will just buy one x which is 25k na lang.

  6. Avatar for 1s 1s says:

    I saw some sites offering One S already

  7. Avatar for Eason Eason says:

    I believe the S4 Snapdragon processor shortage is more of the culprit regarding the absence of HTC One S

  8. Avatar for John John says:

    “… “The mid-range HTC One S was conspicuously missing in the line-up.” So, this is mid range now ?

    • Avatar for obob obob says:

      If you’re going to base it on processor perspective then it is a mid-range phone. single core, dual-core, quad-core.

    • Avatar for NoypiGeeks NoypiGeeks says:

      I believe it should not be called mid-range if it is above 20k. ^_^

    • Avatar for John John says:

      Can you like do some background research about what you are talking about ? The implication of “more cores are better” is on its verge of absurdity for the masses to know. It never makes the device better. Check out the benchmarks (apps, antutu, etc.) of the One X vs One S. The Snapdragon S4 (dual core) eclipses the quad core Tegra 3 (or rather five core ? As 4+1) on some factors. The One S is never mid-range. How foolish of you and the others to underestimate this amazing device when it is de facto, a Goliath-like one. And basically, the One S is the Sensation’s successor. Seriously ? What pile of wank company makes the successor mid-range or in other words, a submerging upgrade ?

    • Avatar for r41 r41 says:

      Mid-range may not always mean cheap. Of course it is cheaper, yet it being identified as ‘mid-range’ is due to the fact that there are many phones (relatively) better than it.

  9. Avatar for Merit Merit says:

    “Did not gave”… it should be “Did not give”

  10. Avatar for Marcelino Marcelino says:

    Nice. The direct competitor of Xperia P is here!

    Make some comparisons please! :)

    [Di na ko nakuntento sa iPhone ko] HAHAHA!

    • Avatar for Marcelino Marcelino says:

      Hey, its screen is not Super LCD 2.

      It’s Super AMOLED.

    • Avatar for John John says:

      The “direct” competitor ? What is this, David vs Goliath ? The One S blows that pile of shit. Considering the fact that this ships with SAMOLED, dual core S4, Sense UI, and Android 4.

    • Avatar for Marcelino Marcelino says:


      Wow, sorry ah. Sorry pero di parin ako 100% bilib sa HTC.

      Matagal na sa industry ang Sony. They have the been-there-done-that attitude na kahit anong specs ang ilabas ng HTC, malaki parin tiwala ko sa Sony.

      Opinyon ko lang yun pare. Di kelangan ng kayabangan mo.

    • Avatar for rye rye says:

      nabasa ko sa PA na disabled daw ang multitasking ng One X and HTC confirmed that. Ganun din kaya sa One S at One V? Sayang yung features. One thing I love about symbian and android is multitasking pero sayang kung disabled lang.

    • Avatar for John John says:

      [Rye] Is this a joke ? Really ? Everybody don’t listen to this moron. HTC confirmed nothing like that. Dafuq man. The multitasking feature is still enabled but with tweaks not akin to a typical Android device. What HTC did was to put a tweak for BETTER multitasking, enhanced management (for your apps, battery, and RAM). And perhaps, this is why the battery life is so impressive on the One X. Would you like a 6 hour battery life on your phone ?! If you have read what HTC has ‘said’, you should also know that the feature tweak is implemented on all Sense 4 equipped phones – One X, One S, One V, One XL, Desire C. This is never gonna be an issue to all of us, albeit there’s always an option on installing your custom ROMs now that the phone is properly rooted.

    • Avatar for Obob Obob says:

      Agree to John but we never can tell how good a unit is on the end user experience until the unit is reviewed. :)

    • Avatar for Hazel Hazel says:

      True. HTC DID enhance the multitasking. If you even go into Settings > Developer Options you can set a limit on the background processes allowed in your phone.

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