Thanks to ye olde rumour mill we had a pretty good idea what to expect from HTC at this year's Mobile World Congress, and things have pretty much unfolded as expected.
I’ve already scribbled about the quad-core flagship HTC One X, and now it’s time to talk HTC One S.
You might remember we chatted about the HTC One S recently, and previously referred to it as the HTC Ville. Somewhat confusingly, the HTC One V is something entirely different. We’ll get to that later.
While the HTC One X is firmly at the top end of the spectrum, the HTC One S is more of a mid-range effort – but it certainly ain’t no slouch. Indeed, this time last year we would’ve been frothing at the mouth.
The HTC One S weighs in with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 processor, 4.3in Super AMOLED display (540 x 960), 16GB internal storage, 1GB of RAM and a 1,650mAh battery.
As for the camera, the HTC One S boasts many of the same features as the HTC One X, with an 8MP rear shooter and 1.3MP on the front for naughty video calls.
It’s also worth mentioning that the HTC One S is rock hard with a ceramic metal scratch-resistant finish, and the Taiwanese manufacturer’s thinnest smartphone to date at just 7.6mm thick.
Cripes, I almost forgot to mention HTC Sense 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and Beats Audio.
Like the HTC One X, the HTC One S will hit shelves in April.