HTC Incredible S goes on sale in India for Rs. 26,999

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 7:43 by Tech Correspondent

HTC has officially launched the Incredible S smartphone in India for Rs. 28,990. However, Flipkart is selling the phone with a price tag of Rs. 26,999.

HTC Incredible S debuted internationally at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in February and HTC has lost no time in getting its latest offering to India.

Android OS and CPU

The Incredible S runs Android 2.2 aka Froyo OS with HTC Sense UI on top, but the company has promised that it would release a Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for the phone soon.

Photo: HTC Incredible S

The phone is powered by Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset with 1GHz Scorpion CPU and Adreno 205 GPU. It has 768MB RAM and 1.1GB ROM. So, we suspect that the HTC phone should be able to get an update for Android 2.4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich OS too.

Size and display

The new HTC phone measures 120 x 64 x 11.7 mm and weighs 135.5 grams. The Incredible S sports a 4-inch WVGA Super LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Also see: Buy HTC Desire Z for Rs. 25,799

Camera and sound

The new HTC phone boasts an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and auto-focus, and can record 720p high-def videos at 30 frames per second. Suggested read: HTC Desire HD in India

It also has a front-facing VGA camera for video chats.  The Incredible S can play DivX/Xvid videos also.

The Incredible S features dual microphones for active noise cancellation and boasts stereo surround sound. It also has stereo FM Radio with RDS. Related: HTC 7 Mozart launched in India

Connectivity and battery

HTC Incredible S is a 3G-enabled phone and comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, full DLNA support and Bluetooth 2.1. The phone has a 1450mAh battery that should deliver up to 580 minutes of talk time and 290 hours of standby time.

Other features

Other features of HTC Incredible S include GPS, digital compass, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. The HTC phone has a document viewer on board but surprisingly no editor.  The phone is pre-loaded with Google Talk, YouTube and GMail apps.

Incredible S hands-on video

Tech blog PhoneDog has put up a hands-on video of the Incredible S. Take a look:

“HTC Incredible S is the answer for those looking for the perfect combination of performance and style and will help them stand out from the crowd as an icon,” HTC India Country Head Ajay Sharma said in a statement at the launch.

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