HTC really wants consumers to know that it is putting a lot of work into its new line of devices. HTC said that it would be focusing more on the quality of its devices and not releasing so many, and this video certainly shows off some pretty cool things that HTC is doing to make the body of its upcoming HTC One S.
The process is called Micro Arc Oxidation, which is described in the video as being "almost like lightening striking the phone." Apparently, the way it works is that HTC starts with "aircraft 6000 grade aluminum" then hits it with 10,000 volts of electricity. That causes an oxidation process which forms a ceramic surface on the metal. The end result is a phone body that is 5 times stronger than aerospace aluminum and 3 times stronger than stainless steel.
HTC upcoming One S mid-range device has just got some early Hands-on Photos, before its announcement tomorrow at the MWC 2012.
The One S is going to be positioned under the quad-core One X, and bound to pack a serious punch for a mid-range device. The smartphone is expected to feature a dual-core CPU, 4.3-inch AMOLED display, 8MP camera, Beats Audio, and Android 4.0 ICS with Sense 4.0.
As you can also see from the photos above, the HTC One S is seriously slimmer than the Sensation a welcome change from the current HTC offerings.
The off-contract prices starts from €599 for the One X, €499 for the One S and €299 for the One V.
We also got the Unboxing Videos of the whole HTC One series One X, One V & One S... Check them out below!
Today T-Mobile UK announced that it will be joining O2 in offering the HTC New One X and One S, starting from April 5th. The two smartphones are officially on sale from this morning and we already got a chance to play with the One X, but we are still a few days away from getting carrier-subsidized versions.
T-Mobile UK will be offering the HTC One X for free on a £41 per month, 24-month plan, while the HTC One S will be free on a £36 per month, 24 month plan. The carrier allows you to register your interest in the handsets, but strangely enough is not taking pre-orders for either just yet.
The HTC One S for T-Mobile will be released on April 25, officially announced the carrier today in a press release. Getting your hands on one will cost you $199 after a $50 mail-in rebate and requires your signature under a 2-year service agreement.
The smartphone will be available in select T-Mobile retail stores across the nation, as well as at the carrier's online store. In case you forgot the HTC One S specs check the link below for the full Specifications of the device.
HTC One S has just been launched in Taiwan, the company's home country, HTC made this taiwanese-model special by swapping the original processor with an overlocked Dual-core 1.7GHz MSM8260 Snapdragon S3 instead of the 1.5Ghz MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 on the international model.
The reason for this could be the shortage of the Snapdragon S4 processor, which has been a cause for concern for several OEMs, eventually forcing them to choose from other chip makers. This is why HTC could have gone with the older generation processor. Obviously, to match the performance of the newer S4, HTC overclocked the S3 from 1.3Ghz to 1.7Ghz.
Australian network Telstra let slip on Thursday that Google's latest operating system will be coming to the HTC One series, and HTC has told INQUIRER that the rumours are true. An HTC spokesperson said on an official Statement :
"We know HTC fans are excited to get their hands on Google's latest version of Android. At this point in time, we can confirm that we have plans to upgrade our HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Jelly Bean. Please stay tuned for more updates regarding device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Jelly Bean,"
However, While this is good news for owners of the HTC One S and One X handsets, the statement does suggest that the budget HTC One V won't be getting the update.
European HTC One S Users is currently getting an OTA (Over The Air) Update to their devices, the Update brings Android 4.0.4 ICS with the latest HTC Sense version 4.1 just the same update the One X got about two weeks ago.
Sense 4.1 is a big improvement in terms of speed, there's no longer lag when using a live wallpaper, most of the app drawer 3D effects have been removed to speed things up even further and it's using a new kernel, which is faster all round. Sense 4.1 is also supposed to be less taxing on the battery life.
An HTC One S Special Edition has appeared on the company's Taiwanese website. Dressed in an eye-catching white color scheme with red accents, the smartphone packs a cool 64GB of built-in memory.
The rest of its specifications are no different than what the regular One S. No info about when this edition will hit other markets.
HTC One S has been on sale on T-Mobile for months now, but the black colored version hasn't been available across the Atlantic until today. Potential users will finally be able to pick up the device in black with red accents.
In order to please the overly patient, the Big Magenta currently offers the black version of the HTC One S for free after a mail-in rebate. In case you order it today, the carrier will also throw in a free case for you.
HTC One S users is currently enjoying the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update along with the New HTC sense 4+, The update started Rolling-out yesterday.
The update is currently available for the international version of the smartphone. Users with carrier-branded devices will have to be a bit more patient.