While HTC holds their press event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is going on right now, the wireless manufacturer’s CEO Peter Chou is busy talking about new phones. One such new device is the One S, which falls in line with the new design focus from HTC. As you might image, and as we’ve heard in the past, HTC’s new focus on quality or quantity means that they are also launching a new brand, and it’s called the HTC One. Part of that brand is the new One S, and you’re looking right at it.
The One S by HTC features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, and will be launching with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, coupled with HTC’s new Sense 4.0 UI, right out of the box. There’s a dual-core 1.5GHz processor under the hood, and on the back you’ll find an 8MP camera. The most striking part, though, may be the One S’s thinness, as it measures in at only 7.6mm.
The new One series by HTC has a few caveats that you should be aware of, though. First and foremost, the devices are sealed, and you as the end user aren’t necessarily supposed to get inside. That means no user-accessible battery, and you won’t have any room for a microSD card, so no expandable memory. The new devices will also be using a micro SIM card, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The One S by HTC is set to launch in April in Europe, so stay tuned. It will be available in either a gray or black option. And yes, it will be coming to T-Mobile USA here shortly, but we’re still waiting to hear more about a final launch date, or even a window.
via The Verge