Image Caption: Front and back view of the HTC One S. Credit: APPER/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0)

The HTC One S, first unveiled on February 26, 2012, and released for sale on April 2, 2012, is a premium smartphone using the T-Mobile and Telus networks. It runs on the Android 4.0 operating system. It has a 4.3-inch screen and uses the energy efficient PenTile Matrix pixel display for longer battery life and a thinner screen.


The phone has an aluminum unibody shell that comes in two finishes: black, and light – dark blue gradient. It has a power lock button and a headphone jack on the top of the phone. On the upper right it has a volume rocker, and on the upper left a micro USB port. On the front of the phone are three buttons, back, home, and task switcher, below the display.

The front facing VGA camera is fixed at 640×480 resolution with video capture. The rear camera has 8MP with LED flash with an autofocus lens and 1080p video recording. The phone also has built in custom software with multiple modes including panorama, burst, and allows still photos while recording video.

The One S lacks a microSD slot for additional storage, but has 1 GB of ram and 16 GB storage. Internal features include an integrated modem, GPS module, Wi-Fi radio, Bluetooth, and FM radio receiver. It also has an accelerometer, proximity sensor and an ambient light sensor.

The battery life of the One S is up to 10.5 hours of talk time and 13.2 days of stand-by time.

A special edition One S is currently only available in Taiwan; however, in March 2013 release in UK and US is expected. The edition features 64 GB of storage and a white body.

Some accessories include screen protector, headsets, skin protector, chargers, and speakers.