One S – Middle Child in ONE Family

The HTC One S (codenamed Ville) is a smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC as part of the HTC One series which runs the Android mobile operating system with HTC Sense. It was Officially announced by HTC on 26 February 2012.

The One S is HTC’s thinnest phone to date, at 0.31 inches (7.87 mm) at its thinnest point. The phone uses an aluminum unibody shell, with two finishes available – a black micro arc oxidized finish, and a light-blue to dark-blue gradient anodized finish (currently the only finish available through T-Mobile USA). HTC states that the micro arc oxidized finish makes the body five times stronger than the bare aluminum, although some users claim that the finish chips easily.The phone has a power/lock button and a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the top, a volume rocker on the upper right side, and a MHL/Micro USB port on the upper left. Three capacitive buttons (back, home, and task switcher) are located on the front of the phone, below the display. There are two speakers, one on the front (serving as the earpiece) and one on the back. A two-color (amber and green) notification LED sits under the earpiece grille.

Key features

  • Stunningly thin at 7.8mm, ceramic or anodized aluminum finish
  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 4.3″ 16M-color capacitive Super AMOLED touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels); Gorilla glass
  • Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0
  • 1.5 GHz dual core Krait CPU, Adreno 225 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A chipset
  • 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage
  • Beats audio enhancement
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; face detection, geotagging and continuous shooting
  • 1080p video recording @ 30fps; Snapping photos while recording video
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity and ambient light sensors
  • Front facing camera with video calls
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v4.0
  • MHL TV-out (requires a MHL-to-HDMI adapter)
  • Smart dialing, voice dialing
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • HTC Locations app
  • integration
  • HTC Portable Hotspot
  • Splendid audio quality
  • Office document editor
  • 1650mAh battery
  • 25GB of free Dropbox storage for the first two years

For now unfortunately, HTC is shipping the Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 Scorpion-equipped HTC One S to India, with a less power-efficient 1.7GHz dual-core processor, instead of the current-gen dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Krait processor. This is due to the shortage of Snapdragon S4 Krait processors, for which Qualcomm is facing high demand. The situation will reportedly resolve itself soon however.

Source : GSMArena, Thinkdigit.

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