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 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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