The HTC One S was just recently made available in Taiwan, with one interesting difference from its counterparts in other areas of the globe: instead of the dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor (Qualcomm MSM8960), it’s got a faster-but-older 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 processor (Qualcomm MSM8260), along with an Andreno 220 GPU.
Other than that, it’s got a 4.3-inch AMOLED qHD display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an 8MP front-facing camera, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Sense 4.0; in other words, it’s the same One S that we already know and love, other than the processor.
When asked about the processor choice, an HTC spokesperson simply stated that the Taiwanese version of the phone will still “provide consumers the same experience.” Still, it’s an interesting choice, especially for a device that is among the manufacturer’s flagship lineup. Perhaps the slight boost in clock speed will make up for the difference, but I unfortunately don’t have this version of the phone to test out.
The One S is currently selling for 17,900 Taiwanese dollars (around $600 USD).[ePrice via Pocket Droid]