T-Mobile HTC One S.

Meet the new T-Mobile HTC One S. Same as the old T-Mobile HTC One S. Well, mostly.

See, way back in February, deep in Hall 8 of the Fira de Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, we discovered that there actually were two versions of the HTC One S. T-Mobile U.S. was to get the gray version, with its traditional "gradient paint color sheet," while the rest of the world got to play with the cool-looking black one with its Micro-Arc Oxidation treatment that basically fries the metal into thinking its a ceramic

And now, you can get that same MAO-treated phone on T-Mobile U.S. And this is it.

There's really not that much more to say. Except for the cosmetic differences, it's exactly the same phone. Same 4.3-inch AMOLED display at 960x540 resolution. (Good, but not great.) Same 8MP camera with the ImageChip processor. (Very much excellent.) Same 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. (Very good, but already surpassed by a younger sibling in newer phones.) Storage remains at 16GB (with about 11 or so usable), and there's still no microSD card. The battery's still at 1650 mAh, and it's still sealed inside the body.

And it's still waiting on an update to Android 4.1 (or if we're really lucky, Android 4.2) Jelly Bean.

So, yeah. It's the same old HTC One S, but the same one that we've grown pretty fond of over the past months.

You can get the black version today online only for free after a $50 mail-in rebate.

 
There are 5 comments

coronaboy10 says:

A Black HTC One X+ would be nicer.

vinny jr says:

Still waiting for the HTC One X+, thought I seen some where it was coming to T-Mobile USA??????

itsjose says:

I remember seeing that too. I'm sure the confusion was that because the X+ comes in black people and saw the T-Mobile branding thought it was headed there. It's just the One S in a black paint job. Looks great but I'm just as disappointed. :c

DavidJ726 says:

I'm on Sprint and am going to stay on Sprint, but if HTC doesn't put the power/usb connector back on the bottom of the phone I'm gonna go with Samsung or some other device once my contract is up.

mr djé says:

Is it really usefull to make a news everytime a phone is out on every brand...?

I means, you're making a news where you're saying that this phone got the same screen, the same camera, the same storage... So what's the need?

And I'm (like a lot of us i think) not from united states... I'm just saying that for the others (interrestings) news to be more viewable on the website.