T-Mobile is aiming to claw its way back into the competitive carrier race in the US. As such, it has launched a massive image re-branding campaign to advertise its fast HSPA+ network and is slowly adding to its lineup of “4G” devices. Joining this lineup now is the HTC One S. The younger sibling of the highly-acclaimed HTC One X, the specifications of the One S are nothing to scoff at:
- Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0
- 4.3″ Super AMOLED display
- 540×960 resolution
- 1.5 Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 8MP rear camera, with HTC ImageSense, VGA front camera
- 1650 mAH battery
The device will be available for $199.99 with a 2-year contract with T-Mobile along with a $50 mail-in rebate.
But if you feel that price tag is too much for this high-end device, T-Mobile is also offering further savings of up to $200 until May 8, with their “Magenta Days” campaign. All you have to do is trade-in your old smartphone to be eligible for savings of $50 to $200. Any smartphone including older Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, or Symbian 9.0+ devices are qualified, with trading-in an iPhone guaranteeing a $200 return.
Granted, this isn’t an instant cashback offer. You will have to mail-in the older device, trade-in voucher, and proof of purchase. T-Mobile will then send you a prepaid debit card with the appropriate amount within 60 days. But in my opinion, it’s just a few simple steps you have to follow that will bring down the price tag of the device to close to free (or free if you trade-in an iPhone).
T-Mobile is headed in the right direction, and the HTC One S is a truly impressive device. This is a very good choice, sweetened by the extra savings options available to you, if you are looking to switch to T-Mobil or are already a part of the network. You can find the order page for the HTC One S here. Unfortunately, it seems like the “Magenta days” offer is only available in stores.
What are your thoughts? Will you be picking up a T-Mobile HTC One S today? How awesome are the extra savings? Let us know in the comments section below.