Just more than a month after it made its appearance at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the HTC One S now has a US release date. The handset will arrive at T-Mobile stores on April 25, carrying a price tag of $199.99 on contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.
HTC One S Specs
The HTC One S is a pretty sweet device that measures 130.9 x 65 x 7.8 mm, weighs 119.5 grams with battery and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touch screen with a 540×960 resolution. Other than that, the device also sports the following specs:
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0
- 16 GB storage
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity
- 8-megapixel camera with autofocus, smart LED flash, BSI sensor and 1080p HD video recording
- VGA front camera
- 1650 mAh battery
Delving Deeper on HTC One S
Since the HTC One S is a HSPA+ device, it will take advantage of T-Mobile’s 42 Mbps speeds. Other than that, the Taiwan-based phone manufacturer took a flight on the way it builds its ecosystem compared to other mobile makers.
They signed deals with companies who already carrie similar features instead of creating something new. That’s why the Beats Audio and a 25 GB of free Dropbox storage will also be integrated on the device.
Although the Android Ice Cream Sandwich is present, users may not notice it because the Sense user interface is on top of it. In turn, the HTC One S was able to walk the line between feeling light and feeling cheap.
HTC One X for AT&T
Other than HTC One S, the manufacturer is also set to roll out its One X variant with AT&T on May 6. It will cost $199 on a two-year contract, and pre-orders will begin on April 22.
It boasts a 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD2 display, 8-megapixel rear camera, Sense UI, and it also runs on Android 4.0. It also carries a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor instead of the Tegra 3 chipset. In addition, the HTC One X features a LTE radio, which could give the device’s mobile web and data experience a boost.
Compared to its One S cousin’s micro arc oxidized aluminum frame, the AT&T device is wrapped with a sturdy and handsome polycarbonate body.
More HTC Phones Coming Soon
Of course, T-Mobile’s HTC One S and AT&T’s One X aren’t the only devices that will be available in the market. Although Sprint declined to give a release date, people should also watch out for their heavily redesigned EVO 4G LTE.
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