Despite its home court advantage, the good folks in Taiwan haven’t been able to get their paws on the HTC One S, even though the phone was rolled out internationally months ago. But that is about to change, as HTC has finally announced the coming of HTC One S for the local, and possibly, regional market. Aside from the delayed availability, the phone has apparently undergone some internal makeover.

Different from its international counterpart, which is sporting a dual core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, the HTC One S that will be sold in Taiwan will have a dual-core 1.7GHz processor instead. Even though it’s clocked at a higher speed, it is of the Snapdragon S3 variety.

The specs actually came from one of the country’s online retailers, ePrice, which had to resort to their own observation while benchmarking the phone. When asked about the possible change of processor inside the HTC One S during the press conference, HTC staff apparently didn’t deny nor confirm it – but only said that the phone “offers the same experience.”

After the rumors made headlines, HTC has issued a brief statement about the processor debacle on the HTC One S, which Google Translate sadly couldn’t decipher properly. From the jumbled translation, we think HTC was trying to say that the rumors aren’t true. We’ll keep you posted and update the story once we hear more!