HTC One S is coming in the spring to T-Mobile with quality hardware inside a 7.95mm body
For starters, it’s going to be more compact in overall footprint because if its 4.3” qHD Super AMOLED display. Yeah, it might not have the size advantage like AT&T’s HTC One X, but regardless of that, we’re certain that its Super AMOLED panel will have no problems catching the attention of curious eyes. Other features include a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and HSPA+42 connectivity to really show off its sense for speediness.
There’s no arguing we’ve been seeing plenty of quality camera-centric devices on Tmo’s lineup already, like the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide and Amaze 4G, but the HTC One S is stepping things up with its 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with F2.0 lens. Specifically, it’ll offer super-fast capture thanks to its estimated 0.7-second shot time and 0.2-second auto-focus that’ll keep on pumping out continuous without gasping for one bit of air to recharge. Even better, there’s this concurrent video/still capture mode that allows you to snap still images while shooting full 1080p videos – so yeah, it’s not going to be missing the beat in any way.
Impressively, the handset is cramming all those top-notch items into an aluminum unibody design that’s unbelievably razor sharp at 7.95mm (0.31”) thin – thus, making it the slimmest smartphone to grace T-Mobile’s lineup. Isn’t it all dreamy? Of course, especially when this bad boy will be arriving sometime in spring to usher in warmer weather, but let’s hope that we won’t have to wait until the tail-end of spring to see this one in the flesh.
Check out the new promotional video of it below.
1. Birds (Posts: 1063; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Ok the design is great and all but I was hopping to see a button-less phone. Well still not disappointed and I"M NOT BASHING HTC!!!!!!!
17. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
buttonless isnt a good idea because it takes away screen space. if it had on screen buttons and a 4.3in screen, the actual screen size would be around only 3.9in.
20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5659; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
not if screen real estate replaces the area reserved for capacitive buttons like what's done on the Galaxy Nexus. on paper the Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65" display but being that it has on-screen function keys then only about 4.3" of that is used in the traditional sense.
25. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
But did you read my comment? I wrote "if it had on screen buttons and a 4.3in screen" I thought about it having a bigger screen, but then they would have to increase the OneX size and thats getting a bit too big.
26. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
thats not true either. if you remove the buttons you have plenty of room for the screen. technically it should take up about the same amount of space. the buttonless design is more for asthetics and extra space while watching movies/playing games, than it is about adding functionality or shrinking phone size.
when your watching a movie on the nexus, your watching it on all 4.65 inches.
30. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
I know your watching it on the full size, but it still takes away screen res when you are in the browser, and watching flash videos on the browser itself, thats what i hate
23. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 382; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
AND how are we going to get into the recovery mode with button? Sorry but technology is not there yet
24. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 382; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
How do we enter the recovery without a button? Technology is not there yet. I WANT A CAMERA BUTTON!
2. HTCFreak (Posts: 154; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)
4.3" "not the size adventage like the htc one X" man, 4.3" is still huge! :D but it's a really beautiful phone! i love it!!!
7. biophone (Posts: 1898; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Why. The tegra 3 is better with battery and is more powerful. Thats like saying i would rather be punched in the face then win the lottery.
18. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
actually the S4's die is smaller than the tegra, 28nm>40nm. saving A TON of battery
27. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
The T3 is a penta-core with a 5th companion core running the show when the extra power is not needed. Technically it should be the same on battery usage if not a smidge better/worse than the S4, while delivering a heck of a lot more horsepower and a bigger GPU when it IS needed.
31. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
I wasn't meaning to say that the S4's battery life will be a lot better. I said the S4 had good battery because biophone said it had a bad one.
And I know what's in the T3...
4. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
ill still be holding for the sgs3 but I'm sure this is gonna be darn pretty to look at with that screen.
10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5659; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the same Display is on the Razr and it's okay, i'd probably go with SA+ over SAA.
5. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
Really? Like seriously? Isn't this a VERY small step up from the HTC Sensation 4g? I mean we should just call this the HTC sensation 4gS come on' I had high hopes but F it ill switch to samsung.
8. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Have the sensation It's sensational. Should of called this phone HTC Sensational as in the upgrade. They upgraded all the specs of my sensation except screen size how is that not a full upgrade?
9. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
Do you know the specs of the sensation 4g? yes they did upgrade but like i said it was a very small upgrade.. sensation is 1.2ghz this phone 1.5ghz everything else the same expect this has a slightly faster cam and it comes with Beats audio where the Sensation can be upgrade to beats with the ICS update.. this is not a full upgrade
13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5659; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
if this thing has a fourth generation Snapdragon then yeah, it'll be a real substantial upgrade. xD
15. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
s4 same screen size 1.5ghz not to mention i currently have the htc sensation 4g.. eh ill pass.. ICS update and sit this one out until the 3rd quarter
28. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the HTC one is looking at about a 50% improvement on power per clock cycle, GPU power, and battery life from the sensation... a better camera, a bigger battery, and a nicer screen compared to the sensation.
thats a bigger upgrade than many people get from phone to phone.
19. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Really? think of this as an upgrade to the Incredible S, this is HTC's mid range phone. What did you want from a MID RANGE phone? The OneX is the sensation's upgrade
11. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Screen upgrade just because the processor has a minor upgrade is miniscule. The other upgrades almost make up for it and the camera upgrade is a major one new technology other phones don't have and the sensation can't get. An who knows they might be in the works on an Actual sensation 2 with the quadcore processor and all these specs. So It's just a matter if you want to wait or get it now.
14. tlsmithsr (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
Not willing to wait.. I'll take the ICS update to my Sensation 4g and switch phones in the 3 quarter
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5659; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i heard this had an S3 before reading this. if it has an S3 it's trash but if it's an S4 then welcome to the top spot at T-Mobile One S.
29. remixfa (Posts: 14251; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
its an S4. The new Galaxy HD+ or whatever its gonna be called is still an S3 though. skiiiiiip.
21. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Why didn't tmo decide on the one x? Obviously if they can't get an iPhone, at least get a competing device. Have to get a device to compete with other carriers.
22. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)
Just like the one x but its not 4.7 inches or quad core.. lame
32. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
tmobile we always get the s**t end no need to to upgrade from my sensation unless we get the one x lol wont happen
33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4147; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The One S is substantially better than the Sensation in every single way practically. And T-mobile is getting the One X, it's going to be the next in line of the G-series, probably gonna be called the G3.
34. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5659; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the G3 is a toss up, it'll probably either be the One X or the LG Optimus 4x HD in the form of the G3x.
35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4147; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
True, seems like LG and HTC are taking turns with the G-series. HTC gets G1 and G2, LG gets G2x and G3 maybe? Whatever the case, I'm just glad that T-mo will be getting the One S and One X, one thing I've noticed with T-mobile, they don't get very many phones compared to VZW or AT&T, but when they do, the phones are some of the best quality