onesspecialed HTC unveils One S Special Edition

HTC has unveiled the One S Special Edition, and aside from the mid-range specs, what is it about this device that makes it so special?

The original One S is HTC’s mid-range Android device which boasts the powerful dual-core Snapdragon S4 clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, and a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 960×540. 

Now, onto what makes the One S Special Edition so special.  The One S Special Edition will come with 64GB of internal storage, and…well, that’s about it.  Aside from the increased storage, everything about the One S Special Edition will be the same as the original One S. 

It’s hard to dignify the “Special Edition” with just an increase in storage, but who are we to say what makes a device unique and better than something else.  As for pricings, the One S Special Edition will go for approximately $615.

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(HTC One X+ will be available via AT&T this fall)

The One S is currently available on various mobile carriers in the US, but its beefier counterpart—the One X—is currently only available from AT&T.  HTC’s One X in the US does not boast a quad-core, but rather it also has a dual-core Snapdragon S4 like the One S model.  The swap for the quad-core was necessary to achieve 4G LTE capability here in the States. 

AT&T has announced, however, that it will deliver a quad-core 4G LTE capable HTC One X device sometime this fall—dubbed the One X+.  The One X+ will retain the beastly quad-core Tegra 3 chip clocked at 1.7GHz.

While we’re on the topic of specs, is the One S Special Edition a justifiable ($615) investment considering its specs?