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HTC One S hits T-Mobile stores on April 25 for $199.99

April 20, 2012

No big surprises here, but T-Mobile subscribers will finally get that dream phone that has been rather lacking in the carrier’s lineup as of late. That’s right – HTC One S has been officially announced by T-Mobile, making the HTC One S the first of the One series to reach the eager hands of US customers, after they were first announced way back in February.

HTC One S will not only become T-Mobile’s flagship device, but it will also be the first on the carrier to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4. From the phone’s 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4.3-inch Super qHD AMOLED display, 16GB internal storage, to its unibody aluminum case, everything just scream high-end. Not to mention the HTC One S’s 8MP rear camera and ImageSense chip, which critics have lauded as one of the best in the market right now.

According to T-Mobile, the HTC One S will be available for purchase starting from April 25 on the carrier’s stores across the US. The only thing that’s getting in the way between you and the HTC One S is $199.99 (with the standard 2-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate). It’s worth to mention that T-Mobile will include a special version of the popular game “Where’s My Water?” with 10 extra levels special for the phone.

Seeing that AT&T has just moved up the release date of the HTC One XL, making the phone available on May 6 for the same price as the HTC One S, you may want to dismiss T-Mobile’s finest offering. But really, apart from the extra screen real estate, the Super IPS LCD2, and the higher res front camera, they are all but one and the same, at least in specs. Plus, you’ll get the bragging right of having one of the slimmest phones in the market now, thanks to its 7.95mm body (it’s 8.9mm for HTC One XL).