HTC Desire S – InterCon Launched

HTC Desire S at a Glance


Last April 28, 2011, I got hold of one of the latest smart phones from HTC Corporation – “HTC Desire S” at the Icon Resto Bar at Intercontinental Hotel in Makati. It was a night of good food, drinks and pretty ladies all-in-one place. HTC promised its a whole new experience for HTC Desire users. As a successor to the popular and award-winning HTC Desire, the new HTC Desire S blends stunning design with power and speed.

The first thing you’ll notice is the sleek new design. A subtle curve at the bottom with HTC’s trademark aluminum unibody makes it feel solid and natural to hold in your hand. With Qualcomm’s new 1GHz Snapdragon™ MSM8255 processor, the HTC Desire S offers snappy performance and power. With dual front and back cameras, High-Definition video recording and a 3.7-inch WVGA display, the HTC Desire S presents multimedia content brilliantly, hitting the sweet spot for people who want a premium smartphone experience that is personal, fun and does it all.

Technical Specification

Processor Qualcomm QSD 8255, 1 GHz


Operating system Android™ with HTC Sense™


Memory ROM: 1.1 GB
RAM: 768 MB
Dimensions 115 mm (L) x 59.8 mm (W) x 11.63 mm (T)


Weight 130 grams (with battery)
Display 3.7-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution
Network HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100 MHz)

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

(Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent)

Internet 3G:

  • Up to 14.4 Mbps download speed
  • Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed


  • Up to 114 kbps download speed

Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Tethering USB and Wi-Fi® tethering
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • G-sensor
  • Digital Compass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer
  • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile
  • 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus and power LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • 1.3 megapixel front camera
Multimedia Audio supported formats:

  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Recording: .amr

Video supported formats:

  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3)
  • Recording: .3gp
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery
Capacity: 1450 mAh
Talk time:

  • Up to 435 minutes for WCDMA
  • Up to 590 minutes for GSM

Standby time:

  • Up to 455 hours for WCDMA
  • Up to 430 hours for GSM

(The above are subject to network and phone usage)

The HTC Desire S is now available through authorized retailers for P27,000. Those who are looking to go postpaid, you can have it for free with Smart’s Plan 2000.

More HTC Desire S Launched Photos

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