Telstra in an email to Delimiter confirmed that they’ll be launching not one, but two HTC One series devices. We already know that the first will be the HTC One XL as they’ve already opened expressions of interest, however, the second remains a mystery. We’re going to speculate that the second device will be the HTC One S mainly due to it being a mid-range device with fairly high-end specs and suits Telstra’s range of devices better than the One V. We’re inclined to think that the One V will head to Vodafone as it will be seen as the next-generation HTC Legend.
The One S provides enough differentiation from the One XL for Telstra to see it as a viable option. It doesn’t have 4G, but it’s super slim at just under 8mm in thickness and has a 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) Super LCD 2 display. It also has a roaring fast 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU, which overall could make it a more compelling device than the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S II — both of which Telstra currently sell.