Finally MWC 2012 started yesterday and finally HTC announced its One series, which will give a new breath to the company. Anyway, there is much to talk about, so let’s not lose time.
The Taiwanese company was one of the main players in yesterday’s spectacle alongside with LG and Huawei, and what it introduced is something. After announcing the HTC One X, the manufacturer unveiled the HTC One S, previously known as the HTC Ville. The device will be launched in the US via T-Mobile sometime in March (the exact launch date is not mentioned). However, this is not a surprise as we have already seen the phone’s name spotted in magenta carrier’s documentation.
Well, the HTC One S will be the thinnest smartphone in T-Mobile’s lineup as it is only 7.95mm (0.31”) thick. The designers managed to offer such dimensions due to a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display made of a different technology lacking a backlight. As for the overall design, the phone is unique as the designers were inspired by the aerospace industry — the phone’s aluminum chassis has undergone a process called multi-arc-oxidation, which makes it look and feel like ceramic.
The rest of the HTC One S features include a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera with autofocus and F2.0 lens capable of recording Full HD videos at 1080p, but the main advantages of this camera are the 0.7-second shot time and the 0.2-second auto-focus, a non-removable 1650mAh battery, Beats Audio support, HTC Sense 4.0 and HSPA+42 connectivity.
As I mentioned the exclusive carrier of this awesome handset is T-Mobile, but it will hardly keep that status of exclusive carrier for long.