Mar 29 AT 11:05 AM Taylor Wimberly 14 Comments

HTC One S brings Android 4.0 to T-Mobile on April 22


We just learned that the HTC One S is launching in Europe next Monday and now we find out it should be available in the US next month. David Beren of TmoNews reports that the HTC One S is coming to T-Mobile around April 22nd. The carrier previously announced they would release the phone in Q2, put up a registration page for more info, and showed off the device at SXSW in Austin, but this is the first time we have a rumored launch date.

The April 22nd date comes from an internal training document meant for employees, but we all know how product launches shift so it would be a week later. When it does finally arrives, the HTC One S will be the first new device that T-Mobile offers with Android 4.0.

Earlier this week, a video appeared on YouTube that shows off a HTC One S running T-Mobile software. This version doesn’t have the T-Mobile branding like the device that I played with, so it’s likely an older model.

From what we know the T-Mobile One S is pretty much finished and in the final stages of testing. We expect to receive an official announcement with release date and pricing in the coming weeks. Based on previous high-end phone launches on T-Mobile, we expect the HTC One S to debut around $199-249 with 2 year agreement.

If you need a new phone on T-Mobile, this is the One to get. For those that don’t mind waiting till the summer, you might want to hold out and see what makes the Samsung Galaxy S III special.

Update: New details indicate that the T-Mobile will launch the HTC One S on April 25th rather than April 22nd.

Source: TmoNews

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  • Alan Reboli

    Excellent news! I am a fan of this, I think the wife will be very happy!

  • Bryan Stoner

    The specs of this phone are pretty solid. 200$ on contract seems about right. Would you guys update the best of T-Mobile article if this pans out to be a winner?

  • SGB101

    im waiting for news when the one x, will be available on t-mobile uk, im hoping some time next week, like the other 3 carriers.

    why is there a trend now for the euro to get the devices before the US? it was once the other way around!

    • Nick Gray

      When it comes to global releases, Europe always gets the phones first. The US carriers only get a phone before Europe if it was created as an exclusive for one service provider (think EVO 3D, HTC Rezound, EVO 4G, myTouch Slide 4G).

    • Jeff

      Doesn’t Europe get HTC’s new phones next week?

  • WlfHart

    It’s nice to have the option, but I think I’m going to hold out for the Galaxy Note II. But if no news on that comes out by summer this will probably be my fall back.

  • spazby

    this is a great phone

  • dVyper

    The guy in that video is an idiot.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    Decisions. Galaxy Nexus, this, rumored HTC One X for t-mobile or gs3? Galaxy S3 will have touchwiz(which I hate) but samsung phones are easily rooted. I should buy the htc one s and return it if there are awesome details on the sg3 :D

  • tojoking69

    16g of memory still not enough and you don’t get the whole 16g to use

  • sunrise

    No microSD, with only 16GB memory built in.
    Low quality FFC
    Non removable battery

    This phone isn’t really for me.

    Maybe in 2 months T-Mobile will do what they did with the Vibrant and what Verizon did with the Droid and release a version with more memory, a microSD, a better FFC, a larger battery, and call it the HTC One S Maxxx, or something like that.

    • Oreo

      I think that beats the whole purpose of releasing only three phones.

      • sunrise

        Oh really? That beats the whole purpose of releasing only three phones?

        Strange, you didn’t say that when HTC already beat that purpose.

        Like I said on another blog.
        HTC One X International will use Tegra-3
        HTC One XL on At&t will use Krait S4, no microSD and a SLCD-2 screen, Sense 4.0
        HTC One X androidandme rumored for T-Mobile Tegra-3 with STOCK ICS, no sense 4.0
        HTC One X rumored for Sprint with a microSD, larger battery and an Amoled screen instead of SLCD-2. Different from the international version.

        So let’s see, that’s basically 4 different One X variants, and we haven’t even gotten into One S or One V.

        So basically, HTC already broke away from their model of wanting to release only three phones.

  • Nathan D.

    I’m going to hold off because I want to know what other have in the summer or if T-Mobile does get the HTC one x, so I’m going to wait.