While the One X is a quad-core powerful phone, its brother One S is “for people who want a high-end smartphone in a more compact size.” Boosted by Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, the One S runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4 with 1GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. The handset also has a metal unibody with a ultra slim 7.9mm design, making it HTC’s thinnest phone yet. It is the mid-range model in the One Series, sitting between the 4-core One X and the single-core One V.
The HTC One S comes with a 4.3-inch 540×960 Super AMOLED touchscreen crafted from contoured Corning Gorilla Glass.
The phone sports two new new finishes that break new ground in mobile phone innovation. The first is an ultra-matte black Ceramic Metal surface that is the result of a microarc oxidation (MAO) process originally developed for use in satellites. It transforms the surface of the aluminum unibody into a ceramic, super-dense crystalline structure that is four times harder than anodized aluminum, enabling the HTC One S to look great over time. The second finish for the One S takes anodizing to a new level with a new patented process that creates a light-to-dark gradient fade that looks gorgeous and sophisticated.
Other features are just the same as the One X – a 8 Megapixel camera with custom ImageChip, ImageSense enhancement, BSI sensor, LED flash, F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens; Beats Audio sound enhancement, GPS, WiFi, Buetooth 4.0, DLNA, and micro USB 2.0 with MHL. It lacks NFC support. The One S supports quad-band GSM/EDGE and tri-band 850/900/2100 MHz HSPA/WCDMA networks. T-Mobile is bringing the HTC One S to the US this Spring.
HTC One S First Look: