T-Mobile has just announced the details of its plans to release the HTC One S a week from today. This high-end model will be the carrier’s first with Android OS 4.0, plus it will sport 4G, a large touchscreen, and other features.
The One S was unveiled in February, and T-Mobile immediately committed to the device. With the last tweaking and testing almost over, the launch will be on April 25, both online and in this mobile service provider’s stores.
It will cost $200 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with qualifying two-year agreement.
One S Preview
It is going to run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM, have 1GB of RAM, and come with 16GB of on-board storage, which is expandable via its microSD card slot. It will be one of the first models with HTC Sense 4.0, and, naturally, will be bundled with a suite of entertainment and productivity software.
The device will also come with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 0.3-megapixel front facing one. The main camera will offer super-fast image capture — an estimated 0.7-second shot time and a 0.2-second auto-focus. Its F/2.0 lens is going to be able to capture 40% more light than the f/2.4 lenses available on other high-end smartphones. The device will even let the user capture a picture and shoot video at the same time.
The HTC One S will support T-Mobile 4G HSPA+ 42 network, which compares in speed to its rival’s 4G LTE networks. It is also going to have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.