The launch date for the HTC One S on T-Mobile has been the subject of a couple of recent leaks, but this afternoon T-Mobile put an end to the rumors and made everything nice and official. HTC's One S will be available on T-Mobile starting April 25th, with pricing set at $199.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract.
The One S will be T-Mobile's first device to ship with Android 4.0 and HTC's Sense 4 UI, and it's also one of a handful of devices on T-Mobile's roster that can access the carrier's fastest 42Mbps HSPA+ network. Other specs of the One S include a 4.3-inch 960x540 Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, and an 8-megapixel rear/VGA front camera combo. There's also a 1,650mAh battery powering the whole show.
It's good to finally get the official availability on T-Mo's One S, and I'm sure the combination of the One S's look, its 42Mbps HSPA+ compatibility and the fact that it's got ICS beneath Sense 4 will attract a lot of buyers. If you're interested in the HTC One S, be sure to check out Aaron's unboxing of the handset, which is conveniently embedded below for your viewing pleasure. So, who's buying?
T-Mobile Launches Ultra-Sleek HTC One S April 25
T-Mobile’s Thinnest Smartphone Brings an Amazing Camera and Beats Audio™ Integration to America’s Largest 4G Network™
Bellevue, Wash. — Apr. 18, 2012
Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and HTC Corp. announced the highly anticipated HTC One™ S will be available at T-Mobile® stores nationwide on April 25. As HTC’s premier launch partner in the U.S., T-Mobile will be the first to offer the ultra-sleek HTC One S, which is the company’s first device to ship with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and HTC Sense™ 4.
The latest smartphone from T-Mobile to take advantage of 4G (HSPA+ 42) technology on America’s Largest 4G Network,™ the HTC One S provides T-Mobile customers with an amazing camera and authentic sound technology, plus a diverse selection of apps and services that give customers amazing 4G experiences.
“The HTC One series is a revolutionary device portfolio and we’re proud to be the first carrier to introduce the HTC One S to the U.S. market,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With a stunningly thin design that doesn’t compromise performance, the HTC One S is a sleek 4G smartphone with beauty and brains that our customers will be proud to show off.”
With the HTC One S, customers will find a fantastic music experience that works seamlessly on T-Mobile’s 4G network. Customers can listen to their music libraries — up to 20,000 songs — straight from the cloud and purchase new music on the go with Google Play. Virtually all audio experiences sound better on the HTC One S thanks to its built-in Beats Audio™ technology, which provides a richer and more authentic sound experience whether consumers are watching movies, listening to music or playing games. Customers will be able to enjoy hours of entertainment on the HTC One S due to software enhancements and a 1650 mAh battery that provide long-lasting performance.
Featuring an 8-megapixel back-side illuminated camera and HTC ImageSense,™ which provides a variety of enhancements to the camera’s lens, sensor and software, the HTC One S is always ready to capture pictures in the blink of an eye. Consumers have immediate access to their cameras from their home screens and a super-fast auto focus with continuous shooting to take photos at 4 frames per second simply by holding the shutter button. In addition, the smartphone enables high-quality video recording with a full high-definition (HD) 1080p camcorder and the ability to concurrently capture HD video and still images at the same time. With access to 25 GB of free cloud storage from DropBox, HTC One S customers also can bring their photos, documents and videos virtually anywhere they go and upload new content to the cloud via T-Mobile’s network or Wi-Fi. HTC One S also gives customers a new way to share their content through use of HTC’s wireless Media Link HD accessory.* The small accessory allows easy sharing of any content on the phone with any TV that supports HDMI.
“Blending the latest technology with HTC’s focus on consumer experience, the HTC One S allows people to capture amazing high-definition video and photos at the same time with merely a touch of their finger,” said Martin Fichter, vice president, product management, HTC Americas. “And HTC’s Media Link HD accessory provides an easy wireless solution to share those great photos, videos and other entertainment on their TV screen with a swipe of their hand.”
Also included with the HTC One S are applications that deliver added value, utility and fun. T-Mobile TV makes it possible to enjoy free or premium live and on-demand programs, from the hottest TV shows to kids’ programs. With the Amazon Mobile application, T-Mobile customers can search and buy millions of products directly from their device and receive special offers on select merchandise. Also highlighted is a T-Mobile-exclusive version of the popular “Where’s My Water?” game from Disney Mobile, with ten levels that can’t be played anywhere else.
The ultra-sleek and modern HTC One S will be available in gradient blue and is T-Mobile’s thinnest smartphone (7.95mm). In addition to featuring a beautiful 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen, the HTC One S is equipped with a 1.5GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor by Qualcomm® and access to T-Mobile’s fastest 4G (HSPA+ 42) speeds, making the HTC One S a powerful device ideal for customers seeking a fantastic mobile experience.
The HTC One S will be available on April 25 at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers, national retailers and online at http://www.t-mobile.com for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with qualifying two-year agreement. For more information, visit http://www.t-mobile.com/one or http://www.htc.com/us/products/htcones-tmobile.
Use of some features requires qualifying data plan and/or access to a Wi-Fi connection.
*HTC Media Link HD accessory sold separately.