The new handset features Beats Audio integration, and the optional Car Stereo Clip makes it easy to connect it to an in-vehicle audio system.
The camera specs do seem impressive, especially the claim that it's possible to launch the camera app and take a photo in 0.7 sec. And 0.2 sec auto-focus isn't too shabby. Add HDR mode, the ability to take photos at the same time as shooting video, and the main issue left is whether it lives up to HTC's claim of "stunning results, even under adverse lighting conditions."
Other features include a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 4.3in AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and 25GB of free space on Dropbox. There's also a extra-cost wireless adaptor that connects to a TV's HDMI port to play video, photos and audio.
Optus will be first in line with the HTC One S - it goes on sale on July 2 for $0 upfront on a $50 plan. It will be available the same day from Optus subsidiary Virgin Mobile, where the price will be $0 upfront on a $39 plan.
If you favour Telstra, you'll have to wait until July 17 - price and plan details have yet to be announced.