While HTC’s One S is equipped with an older Snapdragon S3 processor in Taiwan, the buck doesn’t seem to be stopping there. The Taiwanese phone maker has confirmed that select Asia-Pacific and European regions will to carry Qualcomm’s last-gen hardware. In an effort to keep things clear, HTC has labeled the devices to point out the different processors.
If the phone is clocked at 1.7GHz, it’s sporting an S3, if it’s listed at 1.5GHz there should be an S4 under the hood. So what have we learned from this? Hardware fragmentation can be both frustrating and confusing and also to be sure to check a device’s specifications based off of your location.