May 26, 2011

PHIL: HTC Desire S officially available in the Philippines with an SRP of Php 27,000

I've already blogged about this but since HTC sent me an email with regards to the official launching of the Desire S in the Philippines, then I think I should be blogging about it again. This time though, it comes with a press release to make things really official. Anyway, guys! The next iteration of the original HTC Desire is now available in the Philippines with an SRP of Php 27,000 and comes free from Smart starting with plan 2000.

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You should now by now that the Desire S is different from the original Desire. In terms of design itself, the Desire S does not sport the physical round button found at the bottom center of the original Desire. To cut the story short, I will be listing the device's specs below.

HTC Desire S specs:
  • Android Gingerbread
    • HTC Sense
  • 3.7" WVGA (480 x 800) touchscreen display
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8255 processor (single-core)
  • 768MB RAM
  • 1.1GB ROM
    • microSD card slot (undisclosed memory - but I believe it can support up to 32GB)
  • 5MP rear facing camera
    • AutoFocus
    • LED flash
    • 720p video recording
  • 1.3MP front facing camera
  • Tethering support
    • USB and WiFi
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Interface
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • Standard microUSB 2.0
  • Sensors
    • G-Sensor
    • Digital Compass
    • Proximity Sensor
    • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 1450mAh battery
  • Price: Php 27,000

Press Release:


Next evolution of the popular HTC Desire model delivers high performance HTC Sense-based smartphone with HTC’s trademark aluminium unibody design

PHILIPPINES – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today launched the new HTC Desire S in the Philippines. 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.

“We have taken the multi award-winning smartphone HTC Desire and made it even better,” said Jack Tong, Vice President, HTC Asia Pacific. “With a stronger and slimmer unibody design, a heightened sense of intelligence, speed and clarity, the HTC Desire S integrates the latest HTC Sense experience to bring a new level of simplicity, innovation and delight to HTC customers.”

A whole new user experience

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.

Pricing & Availability:

The HTC Desire S is now available at all authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of PhP 27, 000 and is available with Smart, free at Plan 2000.

About HTC

HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit

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