HTC is fast developing a record of bringing new phones into the Indian market, with the recently launched Desire Z, Incredible S, and now, the Desire S. The phone was announced as an Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone, and is the 2011 product refresh of the original HTC Desire, sporting the same aluminium unibody style, same 3.7-inch SuperLCD screen with Gorilla Glass, and the same autofocus 5MP camera, capable of 720p HD video recording.
The Desire S has more RAM than its predecessor, at 768MB. It offers better connectivity, with HSDPA 14.4Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps, and Wi-Fi b/g/n with DLNA. It has an updated Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, with a new 1 GHz Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 GPU. It has a slightly larger battery, at 1450 mAh, but which is rated to provide substantially better battery-life with the Desire S - up to 455 hours standby time (3G), and 9 hours 50 minutes talktime (2G). The Desire’s optical trackpad has gone missing though.
[RELATED_ARTICLE]The phone comes with the HTC Sense and HTC Sense.com experience, and has been priced at Rs. 25,490 (MOP) in India. No document editor onboard this one.
For more information on the specifications, check out our previous coverage of the device.