Now HTC’s S named smartphone line is replenished by one more handset, the HTC Hero S. But here is one particular difference between this phone and the previous ones, including the HTC Incredible S, the HTC Wildfire S and the HTC Desire S — these phones are the improved versions of their predecessors and have been designed especially for European and Asian countries, while the HTC Hero S is nothing but the same HTC Kingdom (aka HTC Evo Design 4G) launched via Sprint. Now the Kingdom has been redesigned and is now available in U.S. Cellular stores as the HTC Hero S.
When the phone leaked with US Cellular branding, we explained this is not a new smartphone, nor it’s the successor of the original HTC Hero. So there isn’t much to be mentioned in terms of its features. I mean if you are familiar with the specs list of the Sprint’s Evo Design 4G, then you won’t find real or notable differences. So the HTC Hero S is packed with a 4-inch qHD touchscreen, 768MB of RAM, an 8MP autofocus camera, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and runs Android 2.3.4.
As you see that’s a pretty decent handset and should have an appropriate price. There it goes — U.S. Cellular requires $199.99 with a two-year contract.