HTC One S pops up in Taiwan with 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3

HTC One S pops up in Taiwan with 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3Being 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.

via: Engadget

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 3, 2012 at 12:43

The S3 is, and always has been, an underpowered chip, even when it's OC'd to 1.7Ghz. It's definitely a poor substitute for the A15 based S4 chip.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 3, 2012 at 14:20

It's all about, ahem, 'differentiation', matt.
More better choicification. And more is more more than less is more

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 3, 2012 at 14:38

And more is more more than less is more
That gave me brain-ache :p.

Why would you want an S3 powered One S, when you can have a Sensation XE (which is exactly the same phone but with "better" headphones, a non-pentile display and up to 64gb MicroSD card compatibility), for a lot less money? Doesn't make much Sense (excuse the terrible pun) to me.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 3, 2012 at 15:13

True

AhmadCentral  Jun. 3, 2012 at 22:11

And more is more more than less is more
That gave me brain-ache :p.

Why would you want an S3 powered One S, when you can have a Sensation XE (which is exactly the same phone but with "better" headphones, a non-pentile display and up to 64gb MicroSD card compatibility), for a lot less money? Doesn't make much Sense (excuse the terrible pun) to me.


Tell that to my cousin who thought he'd replace his Sensation with a One S because he heard it was better..... *Facepalms*


ITS A NEWER MODEL OF THE SAME PHONE THAT IS ACTUALLY WORSE IN SOME WAYS!

*Pops pills*

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 3, 2012 at 22:17

And more is more more than less is more
That gave me brain-ache :p.

Why would you want an S3 powered One S, when you can have a Sensation XE (which is exactly the same phone but with "better" headphones, a non-pentile display and up to 64gb MicroSD card compatibility), for a lot less money? Doesn't make much Sense (excuse the terrible pun) to me.


Tell that to my cousin who thought he'd replace his Sensation with a One S because he heard it was better..... *Facepalms*


ITS A NEWER MODEL OF THE SAME PHONE THAT IS ACTUALLY WORSE IN SOME WAYS!

*Pops pills*

I assume your cousin isn't Taiwanese and has got a Snapdragon S4 version of the One S...at least that's one redeeming feature.

AhmadCentral  Jun. 3, 2012 at 23:01

Aha, hes not. And it was an XE btw, not the standard one. He'd only got it last year...

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 3, 2012 at 23:22

Is he rich, thick or somewhere in the middle :p?

AhmadCentral  Jun. 3, 2012 at 23:28

somewhere in the middle....

:p

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