Originally due for a launch during July, some global versions of the HTC One S will receive the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update.
HTC smartphones have generally been slow in being upgraded to the latest version of Android. It's predominately due to the fact that the firm heavily customizes its handsets with the Sense skin; it makes it more difficult for future software upgrades due to an added layer of complexity. The updates must also be approved by the carriers.
The Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One S weighs in at 600 MB. As well as HTC Sense customization additions such as Sense 4+, it'll also deliver the new Google New and Google Search experience, joined by a smoother user interface.
HTC's One S sports a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, which utilizes Super AMOLED technology. It's powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 225 GPU and 1 GB of RAM.
Also included is 16 GB of internal storage, an 8 megapixel camera with full HD video recording support, as well as a front-facing VGA camera.