Six months after HTC launched the One S on the market, the Taiwanese company quietly released a special edition of the smartphone, which comes with improved hardware and software.Two things set it apart from the standard version, newer software and more storage. Obviously, the price for the enhanced variant is much higher.
The bad news is that the HTC One S Special Edition has yet to be globally launched. ePrice reports the smartphone has just been released in Taiwan and customers can purchase one for TWD 17900 TWD outright, which is about $615/€485.
HTC One S Special Edition is only available in white, but the handset maker might decide to offer additional colors as well.
For the time being, we’re not sure whether or not this version of HTC One S will be released in more countries in the following weeks, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.
Software-wise, the smartphone ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, unlike the standard version, which was launched with Ice Cream Sandwich platform onboard.
Just like the HTC One X+, the One S Special Edition packs no less than 64GB of internal memory, which should be more than enough even for the most demanding Android users.
The rest of the phone’s specs sheet is similar with that of the standard version, so expect the Special Edition HTC One S to come with a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8290 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz built on Krait architecture, 1GB of RAM and Adreno 225 graphics processing unit.
The One S Special Edition also packs a more than decent 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass coating, as well as an enhanced 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording.