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HTC announces the Desire S: Android 2.4, 5-megapixel camera, 720p HD video recording

HTC’s just taken the wraps off of the follow up to the Desire HD; it’s called the HTC Desire S and it looks fantastic.

The Desire S’s features a bold unibody design, similar to that seen on the Legend and 7 Mozart. A single block of aluminium makes up the main part of the phone’s overall frame, giving it a striking and distinctive look.

It’s got a 3.7-inch WVGA screen and two cameras, a 5-megapixel main camera (LED flash) and a front-facing VGA camera.

The HTC Desire S will run on Android 2.4 Gingerbread out of the box, instead of 2.3.

Processor-wise, the HTC Desire S had another surprise up its sleeve; it’ll run on a single 1GHz Snapdragon chip, and not the processor du jour, the dual-core Tegra 2.

We wonder how this will see the Desire S comparing against phones like Samsung’s Galaxy S II and LG’s Optimus 3D, both of which feature Tegra 2’s and both of which have already demonstrated that they’re something special.

Processors aside, the Desire S looks great. We’re confident given HTC’s track record and the quality of the last two Desire phones, that they’ve served up another winner here.

HTC says the Desire S will arrive in the summer, but hasn’t given a specific release date yet.

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