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 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.1
    HTC Sense UI

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53 Comments

52. kitpogi

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 17, 2012

why release at much older processor when they already released S4? I get the 1.7GHZ speed but doesn't make sense releasing and older version in it.

54. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Because of production shortage of Qualcomm S4 Krait CPU..

43. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

i think the article forgot to mention that the Singapore one comes with the Beats Solo Headset, hence the steep price

42. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Freaking don care, any phone with no sd slot is an outright no from me.

40. Premindia87

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 17, 2012

I Bet this phone wont even reach 1/20 sales of Galaxy S3 in india now....combined with spec change for Asians..bad treatement for Asians being an asian company!....few more bucks wil fetch you Galaxy S3. Hmmm...this phone is priced more than One X....which is 32k/- currently in india.. 37K for Galaxy S3, and poorly for a dual core phone this price is too much....Benchmarks are high for this phone due to its Qhd Display...its not a HD too...The price drop for this phone gonna be so severe...we can expect it to be 27K in the next month..So people who have plan to buy this phone..wait for a month!...

39. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Priced more than an Xperia S with a 720P Screen with the highest PPI ever created on a smartphone, sexier design and 12 MP camera? HTC U MAD?

31. PhilTech

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 16, 2012

I still don't get why HTC did not include expandable memory and removable battery on the One series considering they are high end devices. "light" users don't buy high end devices. I'm 100% sure that heavy do not want to be restricted by battery and storage. If I spend so much on a high end device I'm gonna maximize the hell outta the device.They would have killed Samsung if they included those two things. WTF kinda pricing is that for the One S. It's so close to the One X, less than $20 difference!!! WTF are you doing HTC??? Oh my God!!...My blood pressure!!......LOL!!

30. Androidaholic

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

My previous post was written directly to gener31. What are you doing trolling in here. Why don't you go hang out with some of your Apple friends where you belong.

29. Androidaholic

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Fragmentation everywhere in ANDROID Apple boy ! How about choice and freedom everywhere in Android and not being stuck with one phone and the same exact user interface on every device tablet and phone. How about the freedom to make your device look exactly the way you want too and tweak it too your hearts desire. Is that really a bad thing? Oh and by the way every time Apple adds a new feature you have to buy a new device to be able to use it or have it at all. I would say that is fragmentation and pure Apple greed. Open your eyes to the possibilities you have in the world around you. Even though Apple keeps ripping off features from Android like notification pull downs they keep suing Android manufacturers and robbing Android users of features they would have otherwise. It is just a matter of time before the Apple gets eaten by an Android. Instead of innovating and out doing the competition they would rather stifle innovation and try to stop the competition by suing them. What a joke !

28. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

the undelying tech is not important if user expirience is top notch, remember that ppl, iPhone 4 has single core 1GHz but no one is complaining because it is smooth as hell, so tech is not of much importance if everithing is going great

48. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Ohh the myth again! the so called "smoothness" of iPhone 4/4s is really tiresome nowadays! I must admit that its smooth when scrolling through its app drawer / homescreen, but does eventually lags when opening multiple apps especially 3d games..

27. Grishm

Posts: 54; Member since: May 18, 2012

With S3 processor on the board, who all in their right minds would prefer this phone to Sony Xperia S? The story would have been the other way round though, had the phone packed the S4 processor!

25. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

And its overpriced too. I'd rather take gnote which is better in every way

24. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

S3 would heat up too much and also eat up battery faster and would give much worse performance. This is pathetic from htc. The thing i loved most in the phone was the processor and that has been changed. great

22. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

GALAXY NOTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

37. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Loving and enjoying mine..... lucky me Own the s3 new nexus s2 oneX...

18. gener3l

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 17, 2012

Fragmentation everywhere with Android lol

36. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Right it looks like urge Eaxvac. Qinempire huge troller and other Names u've used...

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.

55. gauravbh1

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

Hey tegradragon, sorry if I offended you in any way. I was responding to gener3l's message.

56. tegradragon

Posts: 68; Member since: May 23, 2012

Ohh I'm so sorry! There was a misunderstanding. Nevermind gauravbh1 :)

32. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Lol how is he a troll

33. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

True, even the one x has similar price range. What is HTC thinking.

35. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I agree .... the s3 is much smoother and faster... tho both Running ics. Touch wiz dosnt take a lot over ram like sense does....

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