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

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 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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One S
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1650 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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53 Comments

1. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

thank god I live in America

10. wendygarett unregistered

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

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

5. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

12. wendygarett unregistered

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

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

47. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 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..

3. StrumerJohn

Posts: 66; Member since: May 18, 2011

All they did was overclock the S3.

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

7. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 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

11. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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?

19. gener3l

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 17, 2012

Android already sucks on battery lol

34. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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.

45. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

50. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 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?

41. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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!

51. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 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?

8. spoks

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

I wud still go for galaxy note...

9. wendygarett unregistered

All Asians are tasting S3 processor :(

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Oh god why.......

14. lonestrider

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

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

16. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Yeah thats a good idea

17. gauravbh1

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 03, 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.

21. gener3l

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 17, 2012

"No wonder" ? Prove it troll.

38. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Your the troll....

44. MISTER-H

Posts: 87; Member since: May 28, 2012

Troll. troll.troll.

46. tegradragon

Posts: 68; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

49. gauravbh1

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 03, 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.

53. tegradragon

Posts: 68; Member since: May 23, 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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