Ahead of the launch tomorrow, Maxis has revealed pricing details for the HTC Desire S.
The Desire S which retails at RM1799 outright is offered from as low as RM1299 with 24 months contract. What’s interesting to note is that the data contract is eligible even on Maxis Value First postpaid plan of RM30/month.
So what do you think?
Update: Maxis has revealed the pricing for the HTC Desire S and it looks like our below RM2k prediction is on the money.
Assuming the Desire S that Malaysia is getting will run Gingerbread, we have to ask the question. What is the point of getting a Nexus S?
With the launch of the HTC Desire S looming, one of the most asked question will be how much is it going to cost?
Let’s try to make an educated guess shall we?
We also know that the comparable Sony Ericsson Xperia arc is going for RM2,099 outright.
In addition to this, AP sets of the Desire S are starting to crop up in forums like Lowyat.NET and are going for RM1,700.
So from all this are we able to deduce how much the Desire S is going to cost?
The Desire S has the smallest screen compared to the other devices listed here but in terms of processor speed, RAM and camera (actually the Desire S has the least MP count of the lot), all these devices are very close to each other which would mean that the Desire S will very likely be priced around the RM2k mark.
Could we be more specific?
Considering that the AP Desire S is fetching RM1,700 and that the Incredible S has better optics with a 8MP camera with dual-LED flash rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera (5MP single LED flash rear camera and VGA front camera on the Desire S), and a bigger screen (4-inch compared to 3.7-inch on Desire S), we’re predicting that the Desire S to be priced below the Incredible S. So our final number is under RM2k.
Of course with all these things, we could be completely wrong. At least the wait to find out won’t be long. Keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com this Friday to find out what the real price of the HTC Desire S will be.
Update: It looks like we missed a very important clue in the invite. The HTC Desire S will be joining in the fun as well this Friday. So we are actually looking at two more new devices from Maxis! Hats off to the product people at Maxis.
Just to refresh your memory, the HTC Desire S is an evolution of what was one of the best Android smart phones in its time — the HTC Desire. The Desire S features a unibody chassis that is slightly thinner (0.27mm) than the original Desire. Specs-wise, the Desire S runs Qualcomm’s latest single-core 1Ghz Snapdragon MSM8255 that is in the Incredible S, Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and Xperia Play.
The significant difference is that the Desire S comes with 768MB of RAM and 1.1GB of on board storage. Also, it’s very likely that the Desire S that will be launched this Friday will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. If this is indeed that case, this makes the Desire S the third device in the local market to run Google’s latest mobile OS.
Other than that, you get 3.7-inch 480×800 pixel Super LCD screen, a 5MP camera with a single LED flash and 720p video recording, there’s also a VGA front camera, dual-mic for active noise-cancellation and a 1450mAh battery to power it all up.
Check out a promo video of Desire S here.
One of the most promising and yet vastly underrated tablets to come out this year is coming to Malaysia and it’s happening this Friday!
We got to hand it to Maxis for being really proactive in bringing all this new and exciting devices to Malaysia. In the span of less than two months we’ve seen the Nexus S, the awesome Xperia arc and now the HTC Flyer tablet make their debuts with Maxis. All this action is certainly is keeping a lot of geeks and device junkies out there very, very happy.
Excited about the HTC Flyer? Check out a full six minute demonstration video of the device here.
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