HTC One S Launched in India for INR 33k, Ships With 1.7Gz Qualcomm S3 Processor


So the third model in the One series from HTC is now available in India. Online retailers have started selling the HTC One S in the country at varied rates ranging from INR 33,ooo to 36,157. The HTC One X and One V are already available in India and this kind of completes the manufacturer’s One line-up here.

This smartphone has a dual-core Qualcomm S3 processor running at a frequency of 1.7 GHz with a 4.3″ AMOLED qHD display running the whole show. Other features of this 7.8mm thick device include an 8mp camera with HD recording and stereo audio, a front camera, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, Android 4.0 IceCream out of the box with extensive skinning of the Sense 4.0 UI. The device has a 1650mAh battery that shall give a average usage time.

But there’s a catch — as was eminent, the model being sold in India doesn’t have the latest S4 Krait processor, the one available in certain other countries including the UK, and instead ships with a generation-old S3 which has been over-clocked to compensate for the more advanced processor. Initial benchmarks, though, indicate that it’s still not a match for the Krait but will definitely reduce the efficiency of your battery juice.

Anyways, we expected the One S to be a bit lower in-terms of pricing. But it may well see a price drop soon enough and become more competitive in its segment in the coming months as most high-end devices do.