Yesterday afternoon HTC announced a handful of ‘new’ phones. We say ‘new’, because to be honest, there’s not a lot that’s new about these phones – they look like last year’s models with a bit more lipstick, a bit more polish, but not much difference under the hood.
They do sport some new features though – variously they have slightly faster CPUs, more RAM, and greater battery life. Let’s have a quick look around the presser:
HTC Incredible S: Sporting a 4″ touch screen (480 x 800), a 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, and 1.1GB of internal storage, expandable via MicroSD. The real stand-out feature here is the 8MP camera, capable of 720p video and and accompanied by an LED flash. It has a front-facing camera also at 1.3MP which supports HTC’s new video chat app.
HTC Desire S: Much the same feature-wise – 1GHz processor, 768MB internal RAM and 1.1GB internal storage (expandable). It’s 130 grams of 2010 power, with a 3.7″ touch screen (480 x 800).
UPDATE: Apparently the Desire S will be coming to Australia via Telstra. See more details in our story here.
HTC Wildfire S: The original Wildfire was hardly a high-end Android, but it was good fun and fairly feature packed for a small device. This new iteration has a 320 x 480 display at 3.2″, but still only has a 600 MHz CPU.
HTC’s presser indicates these phones should be making themselves known around the world sometime in Q2 2011, so whether we’ll see them in Australia remains to be seen. The Wildfire S and Desire S are likely candidates.