Android smartphone maker HTC this morning announced that its up-coming Incredible S will be launched in Australia on May 1. However, it will be an exclusive to Optus.

The new phone will be HTC’s first in Australia to natively come with Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and includes a four-inch LCD panel with 480×800-pixel resolution.

In terms of its fit with other HTC models, the Incredible S slots in between the 3.7-inch Desire and the 4.3-inch Desire HD. While it’s still powered by the same single-core 1GHz Qualcomm SnapDragon CPU HTC has been using since the Desire’s release last year, the new Incredible S comes with an 8MP image sensor although the single-core CPU means it’s only capable of 720p HD video recording.

Like the Desire HD, the Incredible S will support wireless streaming of video to a big-screen TV via DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), effectively a subset of uPNP. It has the same storage as the Desire HD too – 1.1GB of internal storage, 768MB of RAM and support for a MicroSDHC card up to 32GB.

The battery is rated at 1450mAh and talk time in GSM is 580minutes or a bit under 10hours. Standby time in GSM mode is 290 hours.

At this stage, no pricing has been announced however, it is likely Optus will run it on a $49 cap plan, given the competition in this part of the market and the fact that Optus already has the HTC Aria on a $29 cap plan.

Optus is expected to announce official pricing closer to the launch.

HTC Incredible S Key Features:

  • Android™ Gingerbread with HTC Sense™
  • 4-inch super LCD touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
  • Super fast 1GHz processor
  • 8 megapixel color camera with auto focus and dual LED flash and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Virtual surround sound via SRS WOW HD™
  • 135.5 grams with battery
  • 16GB Class 4 MicroSD card
  • 1450 mAH Battery

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