HTC's Best Android Phones Rehashed, But Faster and With More Sense

Some of those leaked HTC phones have just gone all official-like: meet the Desire S, Wildfire S and Incredible S. There's a definite theme there, yes, with the new phones all bringing extra speed and the latest version of the Sense UI.

It's the Incredible S which will get most of you hot under the collar. With a 4-inch touchscreen (that's a 480 x 800 resolution, same as they used last time), it runs off a 1GHz processor, and 768MB of RAM. There's only 1.1GB of internal storage inside, but don't worry—there's a microSD card slot waiting and ready to fill 'er up. The star prize is the 8MP camera, which shoots 720p video and has an LED flash. There's also a forward-facing camera, but that's only 1.3MP.

The battery is a 1450 mAh, so that's already improved over the original Incredible (which was a 1300mAh).

Anyone who's just bought the year-old Desire will likely be a little peeved their phone's now out of date—but not too much. The Desire S bringing along a 1GHz processor with 768MB of RAM, plus 1.1GB of internal storage. It weighs 130 grams, and has a 3.7-inch touchscreen with 480 x 800 resolution.

There's the Wildfire S also, but you can check out the details on that below—if you can stretch the extra dollars to get the Desire S or Incredible S, the extra specs will definitely make you happier.

HTC's Best Android Phones Rehashed, But Faster and With More Sense

HTC LAUNCHES THREE NEW SMARTPHONES WITH HTC SENSE

HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S
deliver premium style, power and speed

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Mobile World Congress – February 15, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled three new versions of its most popular and advanced smartphones – HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S. The new smartphones continue HTC's commitment to expanding the market for advanced smartphones while providing distinct choices in design, power and value. Each phone also includes HTC Sense, HTC's unique customer-focused user experience that puts people at the center by making phones work in a more simple and natural way.
"HTC developed the HTC Sense experience to bring cutting-edge innovation to our customers in simple and natural ways that just make sense - this is what HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S represent best," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "These new phones offer an exhilarating mix of style, innovation and features that extend people's mobile experience in ways that feel personal and completely original."

HTC Desire S
As a successor to the popular and award-winning HTC Desire, the new HTC Desire S blends stunning design with power and speed. Inspired by the HTC Legend™ smartphone's aluminium design, the HTC Desire S is sculpted out of a single block of aluminum making it feel solid and natural in your hand. With Qualcomm's new 1GHz Snapdragon™ MSM8255 processor, the HTC Desire S offers snappy performance and power. It offers dual front and back cameras, High-Definition video recording and the 3.7-inch WVGA display presents multimedia content brilliantly.

HTC Wildfire S
Building on the popularity of the HTC Wildfire™ smartphone, the HTC Wildfire S smartphone is an affordable, compact and playful device that packs a powerful smartphone experience. It enables people to maintain and build connections and friendships through popular sites like Facebook®, as well as through voice and text messaging. You can instantly tag your friends in photos before posting them on Facebook, or share your latest discoveries from the Android™ Market at the touch of a button.

HTC Wildfire S is one of HTC's smallest phones ever – measuring just 10.13cm long and 5.94cm wide – and boasts a distinctive 3.2 inch, HVGA display.

Celebrate your individuality and choose from a wide variety of colors including black, purple and white. The phone's home screen is fully customizable with your favorite apps, widgets and content, while a 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus, expandable microSD™ memory and support for a variety of audio and video formats make a great all-around multimedia device that slips easily into any pocket.

HTC Incredible S
The alluring HTC Incredible S smartphone combines cutting-edge design with a premium mobile experience for those who dare to be different. Showing what can be achieved when engineers and designers work together to raise the bar for mobile phone design, the HTC Incredible S smartphone features a stunning, contoured body that highlights the internal hardware components of the device. Capturing and viewing video in crystal clear High-Definition has never been so easy and a bright 4-inch WVGA Super LCD display and stereo surround sound bring a vibrant cinematic experience to the palm of your hand.

HTC Incredible S also takes high quality pictures with its 8-megapixel camera with dual flash, and it easily enables videos, photos and music to be shared from the handset direct to a TV using DLNA® technology. Thanks to the HTC Incredible S's front facing camera and video call functionality, users will constantly be able to chat with their friends face-to-face.

Availability
The HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S smartphones, will be broadly available to customers across major European and Asian markets during Q2 2011.

HTC Incredible S Specifications
Connectivity
Processor
1 GHz
Platform
Bluetooth® 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer A2DP for wireless stereo headsets PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
3.5 mm stereo audio jack Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
8 megapixel color camera with auto focus and dual LED flash 720p HD video recording 1.3 megapixel front camera
Memory
AndroidTM with HTC SenseTM
Internal phone storage: 1.1 GB
RAM: 768 MB
Dimensions
Weight
Display
120 x 64 x 11.7 mm
135.5 grams (4.78 ounces) with battery 4-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
Audio supported formats
Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9) Recording: .amr
Video supported formats
Network
Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, wmv (Windows Media Video 9) Recording: .3gp
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Capacity: 1450 mAh Talk time: Up to 380 minutes for WCDMA and up to 580 minutes for GSM Up to 370 hours for WCDMA and to 290 hours for GSM All subject to network and phone usage
GPS Sensors
Expansion slot
microSDTM memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
AC adapter
Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5 V and 1 A
Please note: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice

HTC Desire S Specifications
Processor
1 GHz
Platform
5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and power LED flash 720p HD video recording VGA colour fixed focus front camera
Audio supported formats
Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9) Recording: .amr
Video supported formats
Memory
AndroidTM with HTC SenseTM
Internal phone storage: 1.1 GB RAM: 768 MB The actual available internal phone storage may differ depending on the software configuration of your phone
Dimensions
Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3) Recording: .3gp
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Capacity: 1450 mAh Talk time: Up to 435 minutes for WCDMA and up to 590 minutes for GSM Up to 455 hours for WCDMA and up to 430 hours for GSM All subject to network and phone usage
Weight
Display
115 x 59.8 x 11.63 mm
130 grams (4.59 ounces) with battery
3.7-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
Battery
Network
GPS Sensors
HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Upload speed of up to 5.76 Mbps and download speed of up to 14.4 Mbps
Internal GPS antenna
G-Sensor Digital compass Proximity sensor Ambient light sensor
Expansion slot
microSDTM memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
AC adapter
Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5 V and 1 A
Please note: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice
Connectivity
Bluetooth® 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer A2DP for wireless stereo headsets PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
3.5 mm stereo audio jack Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

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