HTC Corporation ("HTC", or the "Company", TWSE: 2498), a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the new HTC One S - elegantly styled with an ultra-slim 7.8mm metal unibody, for people who want a powerful smartphone that pushes the boundaries of mobile phone design.
Engineered with advanced design
HTC One S features two innovative new finishes, used for the first time ever in mobile phone design. The first, an ultra-matte black ceramic surface, is the result of a microarc oxidation process originally developed for use in satellites. It transforms the surface of the metal unibody into a super-dense crystalline structure that is four times harder than anodised aluminum, resisting the bumps and scrapes of everyday use to leave the HTC One S looking pristine. The second takes traditional anodisation to a new level, with a patented HTC process that creates a subtle and sophisticated light-to-dark gradient fade through the aluminum.
Powerful, durable performance
A 1.7GHz dual-core CPUs powers an ultra-responsive interface with rich graphics that come to life on the 4.3 inch bright Super AMOLED screen. Crafted from contoured Corning(TM) Gorilla Glass, which flows over the edges of the phone, the durable screen has optical lamination offering wide viewing angles to make reviewing pictures and videos easy.
Versatile user experience
HTC One S blends Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense(TM) 4, the new version of HTC's acclaimed user experience. HTC Sense(TM) 4 features new camera capabilities, enabling users to shoot outstanding pictures in the blink of an eye. Beats Audio(TM) technology is also integrated more deeply throughout all multimedia features of the phone, to deliver a more premium mobile experience.
With an f/2.0 lens and HDR mode, HTC ImageSense(TM) technology delivers fast image capture with stunning results, even under adverse lighting conditions. In just 0.7 seconds users are able to take a shot and, with its new superfast 0.2 second autofocus, they will never miss a moment again. Users can even take pictures as they shoot HD video, or extract high resolution stills from HD video in playback.
Beats By Dr. Dre Audio(TM) integration gives users a richer, more authentic sound whether they are listening to their favourite music, watching a YouTube(TM) video or playing a game. HTC One S lets users customise the new Music Hub with their favourite services and music applications so there is only one place to go for all of the music.
Access content anywhere
HTC has also partnered with Dropbox to provide consumers with up to 25 gigabytes of free online space for two years - that's enough to keep more than 10,000 high-quality photos - so it's easy to edit, save and share users' documents on the go.
Pricing & Availability
The HTC OneS will be available in Gradient Metal and Ceramic Metal and the suggested retail price is HK$4,698.