HTC Desire S

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HTC Desire S
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Manufacturer HTC Corporation
Compatible networks 2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G (HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s): 900/1900/2100 MHz (850/900/2100 MHz model S510b)
First released March 8, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-03-08)
Predecessor HTC Desire
Successor HTC Desire X, HTC Rhyme
Related HTC Desire Z, HTC Incredible S
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 115 mm (4.5 in) H
59.8 mm (2.35 in) W
11.6 mm (0.46 in) D
Weight 130 g
Operating system Android (operating system) 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense 2.1
upgradeable to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense 3.6
CPU 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 (Snapdragon)
GPU Adreno 205
Memory 768 MB RAM
Storage 1.1 GB ROM
Removable storage Up to 32 GB MicroSD
Battery 1450 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Data inputs Multi-touch touchscreen
3-axis accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Display 94 mm (3.7 in) diagonal
480×800 px (252 ppi) Super LCD covered by Gorilla Glass[1]
Rear camera Backside illuminationmegapixel autofocus with LED flash, rear-facing
Front camera VGA
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n, up to 72 Mbit/s when using 802.11n[2]); Bluetooth 3.0; USB 2.0; DLNA; UMA
Other Wi-Fi Hot Spot, FM radio
References HTC Desire S

The HTC Desire S (codenamed Saga) is a smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC Corporation that runs the Android 2.3.5 "Gingerbread" operating system. First announced at Mobile World Congress on February 15, 2011 as a successor to the HTC Desire, it was released on March 8, 2011.[3][4]


The HTC Desire S bears similar internal hardware as its predecessor (HTC Desire). One of the most prominent hardware improvement in the HTC Desire S is the 33% increase in RAM and 100% increase in internal storage capacity.[5][6] Connectivity in the phone has also seen a noticeable upgrade featuring 14.4 Mbit/s HSDPA and wireless 802.11 b/g/n. The Desire S features an aluminium unibody case and touch-sensitive keys replace the HTC Desire's navigational buttons. The trackball has also been removed.[7]

The display is much the same as the HTC Desire. A 94 mm (3.7 in) SLCD overlaid with gorilla glass. A front-facing VGA camera has also been included in the phone in addition to its 5mp rear camera that was also included in the original HTC Desire.

A hardware design flaw and/or defective eMMC chip in some devices can render the phone unusable (bricked) and require SAT if the battery is removed if the device is on. Updating several applications from market at once can cause the device to not respond, forcing the user to remove the battery to reboot; this is the most usual cause of this problem to appear.[8][9]

The phone's maximum Wi-Fi speed is 72 Mbit/s when using 802.11n.[10]


The device originally shipped with Android 2.3 and included HTC Sense 2.1. It was later upgraded to Android 2.3.5 with HTC Sense 3.0. The new update added HTC Watch to the list of applications, amongst other features, as well as a new design of the lock screen, and the ability to add icons and widgets onto the lock screen.[11] HTC released an update to Android 4.0 and HTC Sense 3.6 in August 2012 through their developer website.[12]

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  1. ^ "Products with Gorilla". Featured Products. Corning Incorporated. 
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  3. ^ Davies, Chris (February 15, 2011). "HTC Desire S official". Slashgear. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "HTC Desire S announced with rebooted aluminium chassis". TechRadar. February 15, 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "HTC Desire S". GSM Arena. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ "HTC Desire". GSM Arena. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "HTC Desire S review". Techradar. March 29, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "GUIDE: Basic Tips to avoid Bricking your phone". XDA-developers forums. Axivo Inc. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Q: eMMC crash — possible reasons and solutions". XDA-developers forums. Axivo Inc. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
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  11. ^ "HTC Desire S receives Android 2.3.5 and HTC Sense 3.0". GSM Arena. October 2, 2011. Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Android 4.0 Updates and Frequently Asked Questions". HTC (UK). Retrieved September 18, 2013. 

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