Taiwanese version of HTC One S said to launch with dual-core 1.7GHz S3 processor

Taiwanese version of HTC One S said to launch with dual-core 1.7GHz S3 processor
Retailer ePrice is telling an interesting story about the version of the HTC One S earmarked for the manufacturer's home country of Taiwan. While most of the specs line up with the phone's international model, there is a change under the hood. Instead of the extremely popular (by manufacturers) dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor produced with Krait cores using the latest 28nm process (MSM8960), the Taiwan variant of the HTC One S offers an older dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor (MSM8260).

While HTC hasn't confirmed this, the manufacturer seems reluctant to even reveal which CPU is powering the HTC One S in its own back yard. On HTC's web site, all it says is that the phone has a dual-core processor. There has been speculation that a shortage of the S4 chip is to blame. For it's part, HTC says that the device will perform the same as the international model and will offer the same battery life (with the same 1650mAh cell) as the latter model even though the S4 processor has been touted for its improved power management.

If you live in Taiwan, the HTC One S will be in stores in a matter of days.

source: UnwiredView

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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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14 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Man it sucks to be in Taiwan. There is NO way the S3 at 1.7GHz will perform the same as a 28nm S4 Krait at 1.5GHz. Man HTC & Qualcomm dropped the ball on that one.

2. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Well, technically, it's not HTC's & Qualcomm's fault, TSMC is to blame.

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know, I know. They should delay it maybe until early August just to have the S4 in it. That's just me though. Wishful thinking I guess.

4. anthony60415

Posts: 15; Member since: May 03, 2012

Damn I was so willing to buy this in Taiwan,I just cannot believe that HTC betrayed its home country Taiwan,sorry but I'm going for Samsung ~

5. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Hahahahaha "betrayed" Like downgrading the processor in a phone amounts to treason or something.

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

go for one x? lol

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i can see a Pro or Quad roll-out in the near future alright. Qualcomm can't even get regular S4s for phones that were originally supposed to have them. xD

8. thelegend6657 unregistered

@superandroidevo : why not ? I know it's an older chip but higher clock speed

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the only big difference bringing an S3 to 1.7GHz is going to do is decease the battery life. HTC is just doing this for appearances, you know, for the people that can count and think that the higher the number the better it is.

13. dax0330

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

Yeah, enough of this crapdragon s3..

10. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

then why not use the tegra 3,or the exynos 5? That would make the one s hot.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's a good question. this version isn't using LTE or HSPA+ 42mbps is it? the Tegra III was definitely an option if so.

14. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

I don't think Samsung is interested in selling their cpu to their single biggest competitor. As far as the t3, who knows. Maybe they didnt want it stealing the international One X's quad core thunder.

12. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

I wish that it should not happen but if it does that would be a big shame considering that it is the company's home country

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