Being fairly knowledgeable chaps, we’re all well aware that the HTC One S rocks a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, right?
Well, the not-quite-flagship recently dropped on HTC’s home turf of Taiwan, and turns out it’s actually a Snapdragon S3 – clocked at 1.7GHz – doing the hard work. Huh?
According to ePrice, when quizzed at a press conference, HTC staff refused to comment on the specifics, but insisted that the Taiwanese One S would “provide consumers the same experience.”
It’s suggested that the Snapdragon S3-based HTC One S yielded lower benchmark scores, but we reckon Joe Average won’t be too fussed with the switch.
Interestingly, this might mark the beginning of the Great Snapdragon S4 Supply Shortage of 2012.
Back in April, Qualcomm admitted it was struggling to meet demand for the Snapdragon S4, but reassured us that its Fusion 2 chipset is a worthy substitute.
As well as the HTC One S, the Snapdragon S4 is found in the Asus Padfone and Panasonic Eluga Power.