Apart from the flagship One X, HTC also unveiled the One S Android handset at the Mobile World Congress 2012. The One S has lower specs compared to the One X but its still impressive nonetheless.
The 7.9mm One S has a smaller 4.3-inch display but this is a Super AMOLED type, not the non-pentile Super SLCD 2 on the One X. And instead of the quad-core chip on the flagship, the One S features a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chip. The One S of course features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0 UI.
Just like the One X, the One S also features an alloy unibody, said to be done through a plasma-heated micro arc oxidation process. The result is a smooth ceramic finish. I like the design choices of HTC in its One line. They’re a bit different from the usual HTC design, which is a good thing.
HTC also beefed up the camera system in the One S which sports an 8 megapixel sensor with HTC’s ImageChip and a low-light autofocus lens capable of f/2.0 shots. HTC’s dual-shutter mode is also present here, allowing the camera to take still shots while recording 1080p videos. Here’s an intro video for the HTC One S.
HTC One S Specifications
- 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display (960 x 540 resolution)
- Dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- Android 4.0 Ice CreamSandwich
- Beats Audio
- 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
- 1650mAh Li-Polymer battery
The HTC One S will also launch in April.