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HTC One S mixes Android 4.0, 4.3-inch screen, and quad-core chip

February 26, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka



The HTC One S has been announced a little early thanks to a product page on the Orange UK shop. Though HTC is set to have a press conference in which it will officially announce the phone later today, Orange has already posted the specs.

The One S is a powerful phone that is also HTC’s first to feature a quad-core processor (chipmaker not yet known). It also has HTC’s Sense UI layered over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, meaning that users should see a heavily customized version of ICS that is more in line with previous conventions of Sense UI.

More descriptive details about the phone and its virtues should be shared in a few hours. We’ll update this post once that information is available, but for now, here are the specs and trio of press shot renders courtesy of Orange UK. Thanks for jumping the gun, Orange.

UPDATE: The One S is designed to be a phone with an incredible camera, strong Beats Audio, and media capabilities. There’s not much else to add besides the specs posted below, but here’s a choice description about the camera quality pulled from the press announcement.:

Superfast Capture – The HTC One S dramatically reduces the time it takes to capture those key moments, with an estimated 0.7-second shot time and a 0.2-second autofocus that allows for nearly unlimited continuous shots.

High Quality Photos in Adverse Conditions – The HTC One S delivers dramatic enhancements in image capture quality even in adverse lighting conditions. The f/2.0 lens on the HTC One S offers amazing low-light performance, capturing 40 percent more light than the f/2.4 lenses available on other high-end phones.

Concurrent Video/Still Capture – HTC One S lets the user capture a shot and shoot video at the same time – perfect for capturing life’s moments as they happen. While shooting 1080p HD video, consumers just need to tap the shutter button and the device snaps a high-resolution still photo while the video continues to shoot.  Consumers can also capture a still from a previously recorded video.


  • 8 megapixel camera with HTC ImageSense™
  • quad-core performance
  • Beats Audio™ for authentic studio sound
  • Android™ Ice Cream Sandwich
  • LED flash
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • G-Sensor
  • digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • ambient light sensor
  • HD Voice
  • internal memory 16GB
  • 1GB RAM
  • Bluetooth® 3.0
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • micro USB 2.0
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • face detection
  • geo-tagging
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • HTC ImageSense™
  • Beats Audio™

via EuroDroid