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HTC One S launches in India with dual-core 1.7GHz S3 processor

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HTC One S launches in India with dual-core 1.7GHz S3 processor
The HTC One S launched in India and demand in the region has been brisk despite a major change in the lineup. Replacing the extremely popular dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 S4 processor is the dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor. This isn't a shock considering that HTC had already announced that selected markets would be getting the S3 flavored version of the phone instead of the S4.

The HTC One S in now available in India

The HTC One S in now available in India

The HTC One S is priced in a range of 33,000 INR to 36,000 INR which is equivalent to $600-650 USD. The price in Singapore for the S3 powered variant of the HTC One S is S948 or the equivalent of $750 USD. Other prices for the phone in the region include RM 1,800 in Malaysia, ($580 USD) while the limited edition Beats Audio model rings up as RM 2,000 ($700 USD). In Indonesia, the HTC One S is a tidy 5.5 million Rupiah ($585 USD), while in the Philippines, the phone will soon launch at a price of  Php 27,000 ($630 USD).\

There's a good chance that you've forgotten the specs on the device, so let's go over them again. The smartphone has a 4.3 inch AMOLED screen with qHD resolution and pixel density of 256ppi. Depending on where you get your phone, you have either a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 or a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 under the hood. Either way, there is 1GB of RAM on board and 16GB of native storage. Want to expand your memory? Well, you can't as there is no microSD slot. The 8MP camera on back has an LED flash and captures video in 1080p at 29fps. The VGA front facing shooter takes self-portraits and lets you video chat.

source: AndroidOS via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:20 12

1. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


thank god I live in America

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 23:03 16

10. wendygarett (unregistered)


But I thought US people hate the treatment from carrier =/

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:33 2

2. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


WTF HTC?
Why you just cant use the tegra 3?
Singapore version also has s3.Why?

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:50 16

5. Birds (Posts: 1165; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Don't be so harsh. The S3 just has bad reputation. It is a powerful chipset when optimized with the right software, and the GPU is put up to the proper clock speed. Look at the Xperia S for example. It doesn't lag, just like the Samsung Galaxy SII.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 23:19 5

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


compare to qualcomm and nvidia... I rather prefer qualcomm... eventhough tegra gpu is higher i think...

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 23:48 2

15. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Dont worry brother .
We in Malaysia also not very happy with the snapdragons3
But honestly we dont have a choice so OneX for me .
But i miss the old iBeats from Sensation XE

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 09:34 1

47. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Singapore version also comes bundled with a Beats Solo HD like Malaysia, hence the higher price compared to other S3 variants in other countries..

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:36 6

3. StrumerJohn (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 May 2011)


All they did was overclock the S3.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:49 7

4. Birds (Posts: 1165; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


They overclocked the GPU up to the current clockspeed on the S4. The S4 and S3 have the same gpu, just two different cpu architectures. The S3 is good when the GPU is given adequate power. Look at the Sony Xperia S. It has an S3 but the overclocked gpu onboard makes it have buttery performance.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:56 4

6. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


How about the battery?
How can HTC optimize their phone with suck heavy Sense 4.0?

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 22:08 5

7. JGuinan007 (Posts: 687; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Sense 4.0 isn't as heavy as previous versions and far from sucks and when optimized with cpu and gpu like one X is it's quite pretty

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 23:05 2

11. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


OK, I agree that it's not as heavy as Sense 3.5, but it's still not light at all, and of course, no obvious optimization here.
One X is quad-core Cortex A9, while S3 is dual-core scorpioon only (similar to cortex A8). How can they are the same?
And the most important is the bad battery (and mabe together with the heat). That's true right?

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 00:24 3

19. gener3l (banned) (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Jun 2012)


Android already sucks on battery lol

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 05:03 4

34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Totally agree. The oneX lags. Ics and sense 4.0
Is a ram hog.. uses to much ram, leaving u with only
270mb ram.. I own one I should no.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 09:15 3

45. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Ever had a phone more than 200 $ >>
I saw his posts and he writes comments as he owns all of the phones !!

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 14:20 1

50. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Do you know how many articles I have seen where you post "I own one", so tell me, exactly how many phones do u own?

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 06:56 2

41. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1534; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


There are several erros in you statement.
S4 and S3 don't have have the same GPU, one has the 225 and the second the 220. They only share a "simlar arechitecture" with the same number of ALUs (Arithmetic Logic Units, or units that do the actual calculations). But 225 has dual channel memory while 220 has single channel.
Even Qualcomm themselves give a 30% increase of performance of 225 over 220:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4940/qualcomm-new-sn apdragon-s4-msm8960-krait-architecture/3

Apart from that, one of the main benefits of S4 is the die shrink from 45 to 28 nm (big one). Which means that even the CPU power was similar (we'll have to wait for the benchmarks) the battery life is going to suck big time due to the higer die and frequencies.

And one correction to the article: this phone is available in Europe too, at least in Germany. And they have the nerve to price it over the original HTC One S:
http://amzn.to/NAscGa
Just look at the reviews!

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 16:00

51. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


He is correct, they have the exact same GPU, They look the exact same from a compute standpoint. The only difference is the 225 at 400MHz and 220 at 266MHz.. The GPUs themselves are the exact same (Excluding cache).
And where was it said in the article it wasn't in europe?

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 22:50 6

8. spoks (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


I wud still go for galaxy note...

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 23:01

9. wendygarett (unregistered)


All Asians are tasting S3 processor :(

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 23:35

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Oh god why.......

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 23:45 14

14. lonestrider (Posts: 88; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


I think PhoneArena should make a comparison between HTC One S with S3 vs HTC One S with S4. It would be helpful.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 00:01 5

16. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Yeah thats a good idea

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 00:16 13

17. gauravbh1 (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


I'll rather go for galaxy s3 which is a few more bucks than this phone.
No wonder Samsung is so popular in India.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 00:29 4

21. gener3l (banned) (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Jun 2012)


"No wonder" ? Prove it troll.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 05:15 1

38. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Your the troll....

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 07:56 1

44. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


Troll. troll.troll.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 09:28

46. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)


This is India my friend. Samsung must be owning 90% of the smartphone share.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 11:02 3

49. gauravbh1 (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


Well, in India if you look around lot of people seek mid range smartphones and that's where samsung pitches in. Samsung has like Galaxy series from A-Z which satisfies requirements of different segments which is unlike all the smartphone makers. I am an iPhone user but you just can't ignore how big Samsung has got in India (and elsewhere as well). Though their after sales service sucks still they're popular owing to the huge variety of smartphones they provide.
As for the high end droid phone (or may be the whole smartphone market), galaxy S3 is the numero uno at the moment. You gotta admit it.
Oh and yes, one last thing. If you're not an Indian then you know nothing about the Indian market and if you're an Indian then you made this comment just for the sake of it. Either way you've proved who really the troll is.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 05:12

53. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Umm I don't understand. Am I not on your side of the argument? The 90% was exaggeration and in reality its nearing about 60% of the share. And for a company to hold THAT amount share in one of the largest mobile markets on earth is something.
I mean, I just said what you said.
And FYI, I AM Indian.

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