The HTC One S launched along with the One X as the company’s mid-ranged device, with a dual core Snapdragon S4 chipset. However, its launch was marred by complaints of the body chipping in some places. This certainly didn’t go well with the release of the device and overall the device wasn’t quite the success HTC expected. HTC tried to sell the device with an inferior Snapdragon S3 chip in certain Asian countries, which didn’t go all that well either. However, one cannot deny the fact that it is a great device, both in terms of hardware and design. And now in HTC’s own backyard, Taiwan, a new 64GB variant of the smartphone has launched. Moreover, the device now comes in a sparky white color which is a very neat addition to the existing black and blue variants. That’s not all. The device is running Android 4.1 out of the box with HTC Sense 4+ of course. The device costs 17,900 Taiwanese Dollars which is about $616.
Sadly though, we haven’t heard of a wider release and it seems more like an Asian exclusive (or probably just to Taiwan). Users in Asia now have a reason to be excited about, as the new upgraded HTC droid could well make its way to their respective countries. We would have expected it to be known as the One S+ just like the One X+ which featured a similar hardware upgrade. It is believed that the rest of the specs of the device are unchanged from the original One S. The One S packs a decent 4.3-inch qHD display, a dual core Snapdragon S4 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz, an 8MP primary camera with a VGA front facing snapper and with 1 GB of RAM decent enough to multitask with ease.
It seems like HTC wants to revamp its entire lineup with attractive specs. Since there aren’t any new smartphones coming, with the exception of the HTC J Butterfly and its U.S counterpart, the Verizon Droid DNA, it makes sense for HTC to upgrade its existing lineup. The relatively unknown One V has been a moderate success in the low end segment, but we don’t see it getting the same treatment as the One X and the One S. We hope HTC launches this device on a wider scale so as to make up for the poor earnings from October. Expect sales to be slightly better this holiday season, especially with the Droid DNA arriving in the States.