HTC One S, not the knock-off

The HTC One S was announced at MWC with some pretty decent specs, but unfortunately for those who are living in countries whose carriers do not provide heavy subsidies, expect to fork out a fair sum of money for the handset. Well the good news is that according to Android-Sale, an unknown factory in China will be releasing a knock-off version of the HTC One S that is expected to be priced for under $200.

According to the report, it will be designed to look like the HTC One S, but under its hood instead of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, it will instead be powered by a 1GHz MTK MT6575 chipset. It will also feature a 4.3” qHD 960×540 display, an 8MP rear-facing camera and will come preinstalled with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread although the factory has promised that an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be made available in May. It seems highly unlikely that we will be seeing the knock-off HTC One S make its way stateside, but for our readers in China looking for an affordable Android smartphone designed in the likeness of the HTC One S, this particular knock-off is one you’ll want to keep an eye out for.

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