HTC One S now available in Canada

May 17, 2012, 10:12 ET from HTC CORP.

HTC's Thinnest Smartphone Delivers an Amazing Camera, Authentic Sound and Iconic Design

TORONTO, May 17, 2012 /CNW/ - HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced the highly anticipated HTC One S smartphone is now available on Bell, TELUS, Fido, Virgin Mobile nationwide, and is coming soon to SaskTel. The HTC One S debuts in Canada as HTC's thinnest smartphone featuring the amazing camera, authentic sound and iconic design experience of the new HTC One series of smartphones.

"Our research has shown that consumers want thinner phones without compromising on their smartphone experience," said Rick Babington, executive director, HTC Canada. "We brought this request to life with the HTC One S, designed for people who want a high-end smartphone in a more compact size. With a stunningly sleek design that doesn't compromise performance, the HTC One S is the perfect blend of the latest technology, focused on creating a better consumer experience."

The HTC One S integrates Android™ 4.0 (ICS) with HTC Sense™ 4, the new version of HTC's branded user experience with HTC ImageSense™, with improvements to every part of the camera, including the lens, the sensor, the software, and even integrating a new custom HTC ImageChip. These enhancements combine to deliver HTC's fastest image capture, best image quality under adverse conditions and easiest interface that enables quick access to capturing stills and videos with side-by-side photo and video capture buttons. Consumers have quick access to their cameras from their home screens and a super-fast auto focus with continuous shooting to take nearly unlimited continuous photos simply by holding the shutter button. The HTC One S also includes HTC Video Pic™ to shoot HD video and still photos at the same time, and can even capture a photo from a previously recorded video.

The audio experience is richer on HTC One S with Beats Audio™ integration enabled across the entire device for richer, more authentic sound whether you're listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube™ video or playing a game. People today no longer just listen to the songs stored on their phones. They use streaming services and tune into Internet radio, so HTC One S provides a customizable Music application to house their favorite services and music applications, giving one place to go for all their music. The HTC Car Stereo Clip* also provides an easy way to bring mobile music to your car's sound system. Consumers can connect to their music through thousands of online radio stations worldwide or play music from any service or app on their phone through their car speakers. The convenient Media Link HD* accessory offers easy sharing of content stored on the HTC One S to any TV with an HDMI connection.

Powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor, the smartphone features a 4.3-inch qHD screen and brings HTC's innovative metal unibody styling to a new thin 7.9-mm design.  The HTC One S sports a finish that breaks new ground in mobile phone innovation, taking anodizing to a new level with a patented process that creates a light-to-dark gradient fade that looks gorgeous and sophisticated.


The HTC One S is now available in Canada from Bell, Fido, TELUS and Virgin Mobile. For additional information, please visit

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* HTC Car Stereo Clip and the Media Link HD are sold separately.

About HTC Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit