HTC One S Revealed at MWC
With all the rave surrounding HTC’s new flagship – the One X, it’s easy to ignore the other two devices launched by the Taiwanese company at the Mobile World Congress, particularly the HTC One S, which used to be known as the Ville until recently and is set to become the mid-range offering in HTC’s line-up. It’s not a compromise in any way though, with a spec sheet that easily matches and even beats Samsung’s Galaxy S2. The phone is based on a new dual-core 1.5 Ghz CPU by Qualcomm and comes with 1 GB of RAM; apparently, manufacturers think that adding more RAM is pointless on current devices. The display measures at 4.3 inches and has a respectable resolution of 540×960 pixels.
The phone is equipped with the same 8-megapixel camera as the One X, which can take still shots while recording videos; 1080p videos are supported of course. One S comes with 16 gigs of internal memory, although the lack of a microSD card slot is strange and is likely to attract some criticism. Just like its bigger brother, the One S will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich combined with the latest Sense 4.0 UI, which has just debuted at the MWC. The combo seems to work pretty well, plus there are some benefits exclusive to HTC, such as goodies from Dropbox, which might eliminate the need for large internal memory to an extent. The phone is a looker, too, with a slim waistline and aluminium on the back cover, which hopefully won’t cause any problems with the Wi-Fi signal.