HTC has announced that it is bringing the HTC One S to Australia. Featuring a 4.3-inch bright super AMOLED qHD display, a 7.9mm metal unibody and a 1.7GHz dual core processor, the phone will be sold in July with Optus and Telstra carrying the device.
In addition to the display, the HTC One S features 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and a VGA front-facing camera.The camera is capable of taking photos in low-light conditions, and will launch and take photos in just under a second.
Like other HTC top-tier phones, it does come with Beats Audio support – again, it only works if you have a pair of Beats Headphones to take full advantage of it. As well, it also comes with 25GB of free storage on Dropbox for two years.
The phone will be out on Optus and Virgin Mobile from July 2 for $0 upfront on the $50 Optus Plan and $39 Big Plan from Virgin. Virgin are also bundling the Beats Solo headphones with the phone. Telstra, however, will be getting the phone on July 17. However, pricing details have not been released.
Full press release is below:
HTC LAUNCHES THE HTC ONE S™, THE LATEST SMARTPHONE FROM THE HTC ONE SERIES
New ultra-thin handset combines stunning design and super-fast technology
Sydney, Australia, – 28th June, 2012- HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today released the HTC One™ S, combining a sleek and slim design with a super-fast dual-core processor – the ultimate combination of powerful technology and impressive style. The HTC One S is an elegantly styled device with an ultra-slim 7.9mm gradient metal unibody, for people who want a powerful smartphone that pushes the boundaries of mobile phone design.
The HTC One S continues the HTC One family tradition of offering the most authentic sound experience with Beats Audio™ integration and amazing camera with ImageSenseTM technology. With a high-resolution 4.3-inch Gorilla Glass screen and 1.7GHz dual-core processor, pictures and videos are so clear and vibrant.
“The design is just beautiful, ultra-thin and strong. The gradient metal unibody feels perfect in your hand and the screen has a large vibrant display,” said Ben Hodgson Country Manager, HTC Australia and New Zealand. “The HTC One S delivers a rich, authentic sound experience and with ImageSense technology, the camera produces great photos and video in any light conditions. The stylish HTC One S is a welcome addition to the HTC One range.”
Powerful, durable performance
A 1.7GHz dual-core processor 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™ 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.
With an f/2.0 lens and HDR mode, HTC ImageSense technology delivers fast image capture with stunning results, even under adverse lighting conditions. In just 0.7 seconds you’re able to launch the camera and take a shot and, with its new superfast 0.2 second autofocus, you’ll never miss a moment again. You can even take pictures as you shoot HD video, or extract high resolution stills from HD video in playback. The Group Portrait feature means you’ll always capture your friends and family at their smiling best.
Beats Audio integration gives you a richer, more authentic sound whether you’re listening to your favourite music, watching a YouTube™ video or playing a game. HTC One S lets you customise the new Music Hub with your favourite services and music applications so there is only one place to go for all of your music.
Access your content anywhere
HTC has also partnered with Dropbox to provide consumers with 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 your documents on the go.
HTC One S gives you a new way to share your photos and videos. When you plug HTC’s wireless Media Link HD* accessory into your TV’s HDMI port, you can easily share your photos, videos, or anything else on your phone with your friends, family or colleagues regardless of the television’s brand.
With HTC One S, it’s now even easier to take your mobile music on the road. Simply connect the new HTC Car Stereo Clip* to your car’s sound system to stream more than 50 thousand online radio stations worldwide or to play music from any service or app on your phone through your car speakers.
HTC One S – Key Features
– Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
– 4.3 inch bright Super AMOLED qHD screen
– Stylish Gradient Metal unibody casing
– Authentic Beats Audio sound experience
– Low light camera capture – perfect for nights out
– Record video and take stills at the same time
– Listen to tracks through car speakers with the innovative Car Stereo Clip
– 25GB free Dropbox space
The HTC One S will be available with Optus from 2 July, 2012 for $0 upfront on the $50 Optus Plan (minimum total cost over 24 months is $1200).
The HTC One S will be available with Virgin Mobile from 2 July, 2012 for $0 upfront on the Big Plan $39 with $650 plan credit (min total cost over 24 months is $936).
** For a limited time Virgin Mobile will also offer a bonus Beats Solo headset with the HTC One S.
The HTC One S will launch on the Telstra Mobile Network on 17 July. Telstra customers can register their interest to receive more information by visiting www.telstra.com/htc .