HTC One S is coming in the spring to T-Mobile with quality hardware inside a 7.95mm body

HTC One S is coming in the spring to T-Mobile with quality hardware inside a 7.95mm body
AT&T isn’t the only one getting a snazzy new HTC smartphone, as T-Mobile appears to be getting in with their very own that should no doubt bring high-end goodness along for the ride. Dubbed as the HTC One S, T-Mobile will be the “premier launch partner” and it’s aiming to capitalize on most of the items we’ve heard associated with the HTC One  X already, such as Beats Audio support and the new HTC Sense 4.0 experience, but it’s slightly different – in its own beautiful way, of course.

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.

**Updated**
Check out the new promotional video of it below.

source: T-Mobile

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One S
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1650 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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35 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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: Sep 04, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Sep 04, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Sep 04, 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: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

AND how are we going to get into the recovery mode with button? Sorry but technology is not there yet

24. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

How do we enter the recovery without a button? Technology is not there yet. I WANT A CAMERA BUTTON!

2. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 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!!!

3. minhajmsd

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I'd rather have an S4 than a tegra 3

7. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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: Sep 04, 2011

actually the S4's die is smaller than the tegra, 28nm>40nm. saving A TON of battery

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ACTUALLY 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: Sep 04, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ill still be holding for the sgs3 but I'm sure this is gonna be darn pretty to look at with that screen.

6. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

+1 on the S3

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Sep 28, 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: 258; Member since: Feb 10, 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: Sep 28, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Sep 28, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Sep 04, 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: 258; Member since: Feb 10, 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: Sep 28, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its an S4. The new Galaxy HD+ or whatever its gonna be called is still an S3 though. skiiiiiip.

16. masterchina

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

No gorilla glass?! Sigh...

21. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

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