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T-Mobile branded HTC One S scores big on Quadrant; carrier gets 180 day exclusivity period

T-Mobile branded HTC One S scores big on Quadrant; carrier gets 180 day exclusivity period
The Quadrant benchmark test has become to smartphone fanatics what a batting average means to hardcore baseball fans. In other words, it is an imperfect tool to help you do a fast and dirty rundown of which handsets and players are better than others. The T-Mobile HTC One S was recently at bat, wearing the T-Mobile uniform. The device is expected to launch in the States via the nation's fourth largest carrier sometime this month with an unofficial date of April 22nd most recently cited. Considering that the 22nd is a Sunday, the more reasonable guess would be April 25th which falls on a Wednesday, when the carrier likes to release new models.

The HTC One S did very well on the Quadrant benchmark test
The HTC One S for T-Mobile scored a sky high 4729 on the Quadrant benchmark, showing the power and speed of the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor under the hood. It seems not that far away when everyone raved about the Samsung Galaxy S II crossing the 3,700 barrier.

TmoNews also found out some very interesting things about the device. T-Mobile will apparently have a 180 day exclusive on the HTC One S. The model launching this month will have a blueish tint while a second model will be released in June dressed in black with red accents. The black and red colored variant will have a super strong body made using a process called "Micro-Arc-Oxidation". With this technology, HTC takes aircraft grade 6000 aluminum and strikes it with 10,000 volts of electricity. This causes an oxidation process that leaves a ceramic surface on the metal which is 5 times stronger than aerospace aluminum and 3 times stronger than stainless steel. As a result, HTC says that owners do not need to splurge on a case for the model.

Those who buy the HTC One S can take the money they save from not having to buy a case and use it to buy Beats Audio earbuds. As you know from being a loyal phoneArena reader, an HTC executive said that the Taiwan based manufacturer will no longer fill smartphone boxes with Beats Audio earbuds. This means that the iconic red earphones will be a secondary accessory purchase for those who want them. The good news is that the source for TmoNews said that the Beats Audio headphones are "very impressive" on the phone and a step above traditional earphones.

source: TmoNews

From the side, you can see not only how thin the HTC One S is, but also view the blue tint of the first units to launch
From the side, you can see not only how thin the HTC One S is, but also view the blue tint of the first units to launch

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