Everyone loves to talk about the HTC One X, but did you know that it has a little brother? The HTC One S doesn’t get the attention it deserves, mainly because of the screen. Most of us jumped from 800 x 480 pixel displays straight to 720p panels, but there was a brief moment in time when something in between was considered the best you could get. Quarter HD, better known as qHD, was created in response to the display on the iPhone 4. It delivered a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, making it just a smidgen better than what Apple marketed as “retina”. That weird qHD resolution, that’s what the HTC One S uses.
Today HTC is announcing a new “Special Edition” of the One S that bumps up the built-in storage to 64 GB, but more importantly it’s all white. Everything else however, that’s stayed the same. There’s a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 1 GB of RAM, and the same 8 megapixel camera that’s in the HTC One X.
How much is it going to cost? Roughly $615, which isn’t unreasonable, but it’s not exactly tempting either. For now it’s exclusive to Taiwan, but we’re sure that importers will figure out how to make this thing a global product.