In a day apparently full of smartphone deals, T-Mobile has cut the price of the HTC One S by $50, selling the device for $150. Yet, perhaps the carrier also has ulterior motives for discounting the handset, say to make room for the fall release of HTC’s latest flagship model.
Customers must sign a new two-year carrier agreement to get this price, which includes a mail-in rebate if $50. T-Mobile has also waived the usual $35 activation fee, remnant of Sprint’s latest offering for the newly discounted iPhone 4S.
The 4.3-inch device sports a HD Super AMOLED screen with 960 x 540 pixels resolution and packs a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. Featuring 1GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board memory, built-in Beats Audio technology and an 8 MP rear-facing camera, the HTC One S runs Android 4.0, though an upgrade to version 4.1, codenamed Jelly Bean, has been promised.
The special offer will last until Aug. 21, but before indulging in this bargain, be sure to read Brighthand‘s full review of the HTC One S to find out more about its great performance but insufficiently sharp display.
An Additional HTC Model?
With AT&T dropping the price of HTC’s flagship model, the One X, by 50 percent last week, it seems a little odd that T-Mobile would also cut the price of its HTC smartphone; unless of course both carriers are preparing space for a new device by HTC.
Known as the One X+, the rumored handset is said to come packing a full HD 1280 x 720 resolution display, a quad-core 1.7 GHz Tegra 3 processor and will run Android 4.1 out of the box. While HTC has yet to confirm such whispers, the recent discounts to its earlier devices are mounting evidence that we should be seeing this smartphone sometime soon.