HTC One S Release Date Revealed As Sunday, April 22nd?

Update: Ooops, I accidentally idenfitied the 22nd of April as a Monday, it’s actually a Sunday. T-Mobile has launched phones on Sunday before, but Wednesday or Friday are still their typical go days. Rate plan changes are usually found on Sundays. I still hate Mondays. 

The HTC One S, T-Mobile, April 22nd. That’s right, we’ve got first word on the “hard” first date being tossed around for HTC’s next big phone on Magenta. Like all things, this date is subject to change so we urge a bit of caution, especially considering the 22nd is a Sunday and T-Mobile doesn’t typically launch handsets on Sunday. Nobody likes Monday. Still, this is a hopeful look at when T-Mobile’s first Ice Cream Sandwich-ready smartphone is launching. If this camera is as good as HTC says, I may just grab one for myself.

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  • DaBoss

    First!

    • Papesh

      No

  • dingaling

    Will u grab one for me too?

  • Papesh

    The 22nd is a Sunday though.

  • Plkoih

    22nd is a Sunday

  • Adam

    I know I may get flamed for saying it…. If no iPhone in the fall then it will be this or the rumored g4x when its time to use my upgrade. HTC has taken a step in the right direction with the One series. This is what android needs! Every company should do the same. Three phones. Lower, Middle and High range of phones. Something for every ones budget and style of use.

    • http://twitter.com/roderickhsu Roderick Hsu

      I disagree that the One series is a step in the right direction.  It is my opinion that it is a step in the wrong direction.  Non-removable battery and no microSD slot makes the HTC One S sound more like… an iPhone!  What differentiated Android phones was the battery and the flash memory slot.  ….because of the omissions, I’ll be waiting for the LG Optimus 4x HD or the Samsung Galaxy S III. 

      • Obama

        Yes it matches the worst “features” of an iPhone… Not having expandable memory and less of an issue, no easily replaceable battery. Main reason I’m holding off on re-upping with TMO as well. Naively hoping for an iPhone before committing to 2nd class android, however maybe Nokia comes out with a more powerful next gen windows phone. Nokia hardware is usually top notch.

      • JQuest

        I’m not going to look too down on the non-removable battery, as long as it gets me through a day plus I’ll be fine… Every android tablet I’ve owned had a non-removable battery and it did just fine… No expandable memory is where I have the problem.

  • TMoFan

    I’m waiting to see what becomes of the mythical “G4x”/HTC One X, but the One S is a great phone for the sense fans. HTC is off to a good start with the One series.

    • Fonger1983

      The one x isn’t being released in the one

      • k-mack

        what do you mean?

  • phunk

    If the 22nd was a Monday, I might believe you David

  • Tomhegruz

    hmm Monday would be the 23….

  • Bulp

    why not 20th friday?

  • F1NAL

    David, you need to update your calendar…

  • Simon Lee

    we should have a choice of using a Senseless option for the phones

  • JQuest

    Oh the dilemma! I want this phone, though I want to wait to see what the Galaxy S3 holds, but then there’s a small possibility that T-Mo’s One X incarnation will be the G4x… All that and I have an upgrade to burn…  Le sigh.

    Though I’m not making a big fuss about non-removable batteries. It kind of sucks, but as long as they build it where I don’t have to do a battery pull and if so, then have some sort of fail safe (perhaps inserting/ejecting the sim) then I’ll be gravy!

    The only thing that bugs me is lack of removable memory… this wouldn’t be as big of a deal if they at least had 32 gigs on board instead of 16.

  • Enoel69

    Rocking the GNex presently but i have my mind set on two upcoming devices…Samsung GS3 depending on design/size of the device and also if the rumor is true that Tmo might carry the HTC One X w/pure ICS. I might overlook the no SD card expansion and non removable batt. If not i will just hang on to the GNex till the next Nexus… hopefully HTC will make a return as the OEM, bringing along their new camera tech, beats audio, arc oxidation ceramic body and by then improve their juice capacity.

  • mreveryphone

    I don’t know if I can go back to any other phone after using this note on tmo. If I can get a good deal selling my sensation I might check it out

    • Bogart

      Are you getting the 3G in your note? Or even the HSPA+? Which version of the Note is It? International or the at&t?
      The reason is, I want to use the Note too in TMO, but I don’t know if I should get the International version or the at&t to work with 3G.

      • Oreo

        Get the At&t Version there is a Hack in the XDA Community that allows 3G on the Note. Disclosure: The internet speed isn’t great, but it is not as strong as other T-mobile phones. Just keep that in mind. 

  • matth9

    I was ready to pop on this phone, and then I read the deal breaker… 16GB of storage with no external SD slot.  Seriously, they couldn’t shell out the extra pittance to up this thing to 32GB?  Here’s hoping the One X really will make an appearance on T-Schmoble.

    • JQuest

      I’m in the same boat about the 16GB of storage. I’ll burn though that quickly… 32 is the sweet spot if we’re talking about on board storage.

      • gg555 gg555

        Yeah, I think the 16 Gb is a mistake too. I know this is supposed to be
        the mid-tier phone and they want product differentiation. But sometimes
        product differentiation for its own sake is a mistake.

        This is a high powered media phone with what would have been a very high
        resolution screen only a few months ago, until a couple 720p phones
        (like the Galaxy Nexus and One X) came along. People are going to want
        to do video on this. 16 Gb isn’t that much, once you get into video.
        With no SD card option isn’t just a permanently limiting factor that
        doesn’t future proof the phone at all. (Of course, I suppose planned
        obsolesence was never more active than with cell phones.)

        In any case, what’s the point of product differentiation, if you don’t
        have the choice between the different level of products. If you put the
        mid-tier phone on one carrier and the top-tier phone on another, it
        defeats the purpose (at least for consumers, I guess the carrier’s like
        it.)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYQUMMC7Z4UBLSHQAJGNJBKVPM JamesS

    Watch that video again and listen and watch very, very closely. I don’t think you’re hearing or seeing what is really there.

    • Ishcabible

      I thought he says there’s a micro SD card slot at 0:51 after saying there’s a micro sim slot. Well, he points at what looks to be a slot, but it kinda sounds like he says “no micro SD” now that I’m listening more closely. Bummer.

      • Desi

        Youre dumb for thinking that fake device will resemble a final product. Especially when getting a tour from a clueless emo girl demo’ing it. Seriously, don’t put too much weight on that dudes video.

        • Ishcabible

          “We’re /probably/ not going to have a better version of the One S compared to the rest of the world, but this give us some hope.”

          I’m assuming this won’t actually happen, but it shows that HTC can hock what looks like it could be a slot in the phone.

        • Desi

          I doubt its a huge technical feat to add a SD card slot. However, the reason Apple doesn’t do it in their iphone is not because they don’t have the tech know-how, but they don’t do it so they can earn significant margins on making you pay them directly for added capacity. 
          My point was don’t put so much “hope” into some fake device that is not the final One S. 

  • EXIBITman

    How. Much. Is it off. Contract? I will pick inequality up on April 23

  • Which way is Up?

    A lot of great comments… I’m also on the fence with the One S wich is why my focuss is on importing the international One X (simply because of the 32 Gigs of storage).  The One X does have a larger battery, however it also has a larger screen and larger amount of pixels and so at this point, I’m really just focussed on the higher storage capability (and that beautiful Hi Def 720p screen).

    I will say, ICS does have LESS impact on battery.  I’m doing push email, auto FB updates every hour, same with Twitter, same with weather, web browsing occasionally, texting like crazy and still have 15% around 9pm and that’s on the Sensation XE with its 1.5GHz dual core 2nd gen Snapdragon and 1730 mAh battery so I am hoping for improved battery on either of these devices.

    Many merchants have the international One X shipping next week out to buyers, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that it will support our 3g bands…

    What can I say?  I’m a hopeless romantic when it comes to my tech…

    • ice bike

      I pre-ordered international X from one of the sites that google will show you if you search.  I’m on ATT, and was assured it would give me 4G (cough) on that carrier. Guy told me it would work on T-Mo and many regional GSM carriers as well.

      I too want the 32gig, and there is no point in me getting the LTE version because it will take 5 years to get LTE where I live.  Why burn the battery searching for LTE in the few places I visit. I don’t have an upgrade coming, so buying outright was the way I went. 

      • Which way is Up?

        The international One X is a quad band GSM phone and so yes, it will work with any SIM card, however from its specs, I would only get Edge data, 2g with T Mobile. I typically use Negri Electronic or eBay for my international celly’s. I used eBay for my Sensation XE with Beats Audio…

  • Fsadsfsd

    Doubtful…T-Mobile has historically launched phones on Wednesdays. So this seems unlikely to me but who knows.

  • Sonam

    get the hTC ONE X not the s, S is a junk

    • hmmm?

      how’re you going to get the One X? Tmo’s not offering it (and it seems a little pricey in the wild)

      • Which way is Up?

        Dude, ANYONE can buy a One X online through reputable merchants. eBay, Negri, a few others. Just because it seems pricey to you does not mean it is not attainable for others.

        Also, just because T Mobile does not presently offer the One X, the international version comes unlocked so you just pop your SIM in and go. The AT&T version can be unlocked, just like any SIM device (like unlocked iPhones for example).

        • jman123

          that is true, but you will not get 4g internet speed if you do unlock it for tmobile

      • Sonam

         ORDER one X STRAIGHT FROM TAIWAN, won’t wait for the TMO’s crap ONE S

    • Joejjones1255

       the phone hasnt even launched yet and you somehow know its junk?  I call BS…

    • Vulpesveritas

      Actually check out the benchmarks.  That’s a dual core Qualcomm S4 1.5ghz, which is faster in some CPU benchmarks than the Tegra 3 (which the One X has), more power efficient, and faster than the iPad 2.  
      It has a 4.3″ Super AMOLED+ display (same as GS2, and smaller so it fits more comfortably in your hand than the One X, and is AMOLED instead of LCD.) and an all-aluminum alloy body for improved heat dissipation, durability, and aesthetics, unlike the plastic body of the One X.  It has a separate processor for the camera, and is looking to have the best camera sensor on the market.  The same exact processor and camera as the One X, and the same beats audio. 

      It comes with ICS too.  Same as One X.

      The One S sounds better to me.  The only thing the One X has that the One S doesn’t is LTE and 720p.   And I can do without both so long as I have an aluminum phone and it isn’t so large it is uncomfortable to hold.  Which I find the 4.6″ phones to be uncomfortable, but 4.3″ fits just right in my hand.  I know a lot of people who agree with me too.

  • go of houston

    STILL NOT GOING TO BETTER THEN GALAXY S2 CHECK OUT THE SPECS

    • Dr_d88

       better “than” or better “then”?

      • Jmc987

        This is one of those moments where the difference between ‘then’ and ‘than’ becomes really important.

    • Vulpesveritas

      Actually check out the benchmarks.  That’s a dual core Qualcomm S4 1.5ghz, which is faster in some CPU benchmarks than the Tegra 3, more power efficient, and faster than the iPad 2.  

      It has a 4.3″ Super AMOLED+ display (same as GS2) and an all-alluminum alloy body for improved heat dissipation, durability, and aesthetics.  It has a separate processor for the camera, and is looking to have the best camera sensor on the market.  

      It comes with ICS too.  

      • Nspusmc

        The GS2 on t-mobile is 4.5″ display.  I prefer 4.3 or even 4 myself

  • tmobile rep

    HTC AKA HIDE.Trashy.Cellphone

  • No

    When was the last time T-Mobile released a phone on Sunday? Not gonna happen.

  • Albert Monde

    Good.  The HTC One S is a great device.  BTW it’s only March… there’s still 9 months left in the year to continue to receive good devices.

  • Taron19119

    if the rumor is true the  at&t well get the one x first  (which is true) then sprint well get the one x which well be rename name htc evo one (which htc and sprint is haveing a press event on april 4) then t-mobile well get the one x wit out sense runing stock android ics rename g4x (rumor to be announce at ctis 2012) so i think this is true

    • Taron19119

      ctia

  • misty77

    i am so returning my Samsung galaxy s2 for this phone since costco does allow a 90 day exchange period. htc over samsung any day for me 

    • Ouch

      LOL, ouch you’re about to get some bad news. 

      You better check that Costco Wireless Advocates Terms and Conditions return policy.

      90 days to return the device to Costco, yes this is true. But if you return the device after 14 days (30 days in California) you lose your upgrade subsidy price on a replacement phone  They will let you return the phone, but you lose your upgrade price and you must buy a new phone at full retail. Even if you don’t want the phone anymore and you are within 90 days, you are bound to your contract IF you return the phone after 14/30 days. 

      In a nut shell. Costco takes the phone back within 90 days, but you lose your upgrade price on a replacement phone if exchanged/returned after 14/30 days.

      It’s fine, you’re not the first Costco Wireless Advocates customer to make that mistake. 

      • misty77

        thanks for letting me know. damn i was so happy to do an exchange, only had this phone for 2 weeks. i blame the guy who sold the phone to me, told me i can come an exchnage for any phone pay the difference, seems like he doesn’t know the policy either. Seems like ill be sticking to my galaxy till dec 2013

        • Tut

          Actually this is a new policy they have started a few months ago. Now if you return it after the 14 days you can only get the same phone within the additional 90 days. However there seems to be a workaround that is still possible. You should just ask the associate and ask him hypothetically if he is able to offer you a new phone at the subsidy price.

        • Ouch

          Misty I could always be mistaken, but I don’t think I am.

          I say call Costco tomorrow, as for the wireless advocates kiosk. Ask to speak to the wireless manager at the kiosk. Ask them flat out, “if I exchange the phone after 14/30 days but within 90 days can I get a different model phone at the subsidized price.” If he or she says yes, then try to get it in writing. 

          In my opinion the Wireless Advocate employees are snakes. Costco needs to stop doing business with them. In my opinion they never know what they are talking about or they lie.

          By the way, your phone is an awesome phone.

    • Guest

      I don’t think you should do that. There’s nothing your GS2 is lacking in comparison to the One S. The GS2 will get the ICS update (eventually) then they will be even. I mean really I wk for tmobile and know both phones and wouldn’t recommend you do that at all. The One S is for ppl who haven’t upgraded yet. Who have anything that’s SINGLE core. If you already have a dual core phone just wait till your upgrade.

  • http://tmonews.com David

    Yeah, we don’t publish where we receive our screen shots from and I’ll assume that since you’re asking if it’s on T-Mobile.com, that you’re new to leaks. Leaks are “leaks” because not everyone has access to them. No, it’s not fake.

    • Hey

      Yeah,I knew this was fake

      • http://tmonews.com David

        It isn’t a fake, it won’t be a fake tomorrow and it won’t be a fake the next time you call it one. Dates change.

        • Hey

          Yeah, most people hate to admit they was wrong I see your one of them

  • Rayn1328

    Ok so when does the one s/ galaxy3 debate start?

  • antoine harrison

    once again tmobile messed up how come they couldnt get the One X vs the One S it never seems to amaze me as to how terrible tmobile has become over the years. 

    • Vim

      I wouldn’t give up on the One X just yet. There have been leaks that it will get released on T-Mobile as the G4x some time in the summer.

    • Vulpesveritas

      Actually check out the benchmarks.  That’s a dual core Qualcomm S4 1.5ghz, which is faster in some CPU benchmarks than the Tegra 3 (which the One X has), more power efficient, and faster than the iPad 2.  
      It has a 4.3″ Super AMOLED+ display (same as GS2, and smaller so it fits more comfortably in your hand than the One X, and is AMOLED instead of LCD.) and an all-aluminum alloy body for improved heat dissipation, durability, and aesthetics, unlike the plastic body of the One X.  It has a separate processor for the camera, and is looking to have the best camera sensor on the market.  The same exact processor and camera as the One X, and the same beats audio. 

      It comes with ICS too.  Same as One X.

      The One S sounds better to me.  The only thing the One X has that the One S doesn’t is LTE, has half the onboard storage (I haven’t even gone through 5GB on my Nexus One’s memory card), and 720p.   And I can do without those so long as I have an aluminum phone and it isn’t so large it is uncomfortable to hold.  Which I find the 4.6″ phones to be uncomfortable, but 4.3″ fits just right in my hand.  I know a lot of people who agree with me too.

      • Nspusmc

        I would rather have the One S as well.  But I have a Galaxy Nexus. That will just have to suffice for awhile

      • StarMenace

        I actually prefer the One S over the One X at this point as well. I will take faster (or just as good) processing speeds and better battery life over a larger screen and shorter battery life any day. The screen is still great and at 4.3″ is a better fit in the pocket and  better for one handed use.

  • Unknown

    went to a challenger meeting yesterday in nyc & the date was listed for 4/25 … maybe the 22nd will be a ‘pre-release’ as they seem to be doing a lot of lately.

  • Unknown

    BTW, TMo has been releasing on Wednesday’s & the 25th is a wed. Hope ppl from Winners Circle can get their devices earlier than that.. then ill be happy !

  • omegasupremeG176

    ics on htc sensation already not a big deal…

  • Guest

    as all of the T-mobile workers here know, this isn’t a T-Mobile screen shot, it’s from HTC.  Even when looking at the HTC website it has the same set up as this screen shot.  Now there maybe a link to this page from an internal tmobile page.  I’m wondering if someone in the T-mobile “community” can confirm this. 

  • Sdrb70

    Everbody forgets it comes with beats audio too!

    • Nspusmc

      That’s because beats audio is a joke

  • My Pear

    T-mobile UK is releasing this and the one x lol. f-ck T-mobile US!

    • Tom

       T-mobile USA will always be Tiger Woods’ half brother

  • Vexicron

    Staffing calendars indicate the launch in COR will be April 25th…

  • T_Mobile_Rep_13

    The GSII  has been having stability issues, where-as the equal rival, HTC Amaze has fared very well, returns and complaints wise. Not everybody is a tech wizard, so on a basic user level, I’d say HTC phones are returned or reported glitchy far less often.

    Having said this, my guess is the HTC One S/X will be a better performing device all-around than the Samsung S II/III. Samsung has a history of padding their stats to the max to look best on paper, but tend not to hold up as long life-span wise. Hence why Samsung resell value pails in comparison to anything RIM or Apple launch. I’d say HTC too, but they’re not common enough to compare.

    It really depends on what is most important to you as a user. To some, Samsung’s color saturation to make up for low resolution looks better. To others, HTC’s “washed’-out” yet far higher resolution looks better, or crisper. 

    What these forums fail to recognize is that most people don’t think in terms of specs. They don’t look at a phone and see exact numbers. They see vague generalizations like screen size, too big, or too small. Or camera, 8mp, 5pm, 3pm… I’ve yet to meet anyone in person who could tell me the difference be the 8mp on GS2 or Amaze because to them MP is the only measurement of a camera that matters. Even though the Amaze would take far better pictures, that’s something nobody will ever know for themselves unless they hold both together, taking the same pictures, printing out on the same machine, and comparing side by side. 

    So in closing, enjoy debating the paper specs of yet-to-be released phones, while I watch countless Samsung Exhibit II sales go out the door. Why? Cuz it’s cheaper, does “4G” aka HSPA+ 14 mbps, 1 Ghz proc, Android 2.3, and is free after rebate in most markets. Yes it sucks at most everything else, and yet nobody returns it, or complains, or laments. So my guess is specs aren’t everything. And yes, I will gladly rock this HTC One S on launch day.

  • Riffy Divine

    I just want to know when I can pre-order it already.

  • Guest

    T-Mobile NEVER releases phones on Sundays… it is a Wednesday launch always…. duh!