HTC One S Includes Industry First, 28 nm S4 Chipset from Qualcomm

As part of their new "One Series" line of smartphones, the HTC One X is getting a lot of publicity since its recent launch. The latest release in this series, the HTC One S should gain much more attention for what's under the hood. The One X has components we have seen in prior phones but the One S sports the very first 28nm S4 chipset from Qualcomm, the MSM8260A. The MSM8260A comes in33% smaller than its older sibling, the MSM8260, but it contains more power in that smaller size. The One X will not be forgotten though. ABI Research expects that when it hits the USA shortly, it will also contain a 28nm chip from Qualcomm. This chip has the same application processor capability but adds LTE compatibility to the modem.

See an initial photo of the new chip – taken direct from our teardown – below. Clients can access some information on the myABI client site now, with additional information expected in the next day or so.