HTC announced today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain; their next high end smartphone, the HTC One S. Coming to T-Mobile in the spring, the One S features a aluminum unibody construction, measuring in at only 7.95 mm thick. The device also features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, and 8-megapixel camera. It will be running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Sense™ 4.0 out of the box. The One S will also come with Beats By Dr. Dre™ technology and Google Music installed by default, giving users a richer music listening experience.
Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA, comments saying:
We’re thrilled to partner with HTC on the launch of its new HTC One series of smartphones and to bring the HTC One S to the U.S. With the HTC One S, we’re not only delivering on our promise to bring leading-edge technology to market but are continuing to provide customers with the best 4G entertainment experiences from listening to high-quality music to streaming high-resolution movies.
One of the other notable features of the HTC One S, is its camera. HTC made a effort to improve smartphone camera quality with this device. Jason Mackenzie, President, Global Sales and Marketing, at HTC comments saying:
People take photos on their phone more than any activity other than making phone calls, which is why we improved every part of the camera experience on HTC One S. We’re thrilled to bring our combination of our premium design, amazing camera and authentic sound to T-Mobile customers in the U.S.
Camera enhancements made with this device include:
· Superfast Capture – The HTC One S dramatically reduces the time it takes to capture those key moments, with an estimated 0.7-second shot time and a 0.2-second autofocus that allows for nearly unlimited continuous shots.
· High Quality Photos in Adverse Conditions – The HTC One S delivers dramatic enhancements in image capture quality even in adverse lighting conditions. The f/2.0 lens on the HTC One S offers amazing low-light performance, capturing 40 percent more light than the f/2.4 lenses available on other high-end phones.
· Concurrent Video/Still Capture – HTC One S lets the user capture a shot and shoot video at the same time – perfect for capturing life’s moments as they happen. While shooting 1080p HD video, consumers just need to tap the shutter button and the device snaps a high-resolution still photo while the video continues to shoot. Consumers can also capture a still from a previously recorded video.
This phone is definitely worth keeping your eye on come spring.