T-Mobile’s HTC One S caught on video

The HTC One S is going through the paces on its way to a release on T-Mobile and has now found itself in front of the camera for a brief hands-on appearance. The One series handset will make its way to quite a few carriers and not only TMo in the states, but it looks to retain a similar experience in all its incarnations. Rumors have suggested its big brother the One X may get a stock Ice Cream Sandwich build for a release on Magenta.

One thing to point out is that the device being handled in this video doesn’t show any clear T-Mobile branding. The software, however, definitely appears to be built for the network. Whether this is a ROM installed on an international handset, a pre-production model for T-Mobile, or something else the result is the same. An HTC One S running on T-Mobile.

[via DroidDog]

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RZWMDCVY6NHXBOYHEGHSXFUDAE steve

    where is this being shot at? mcdonalds play place? lol. no offense, this guy doesn’t seem to be very credible.

    • http://twitter.com/antonioavila Tony Avila

      I agree, all kinds of things come to mind as to how he got it. Then again he could be some high level exec…. just sayin’…

      • Nigel Harrison

        Haha…..”some high level exec”..with the way T-mobile is performing you might just be right….LOL

        • zoozie

          Don’t let the nose ring or the big ass gaping hole in the ear fool you!

    • Marsg

      LOL that was my first question, like wtf is up with all those kids screaming in the background then i realized its being shot at McDonald 

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

        Very clever trick of espionage…   use screaming kids to cover any eavesdropping device. This is so…  dastardly! :P

  • http://twitter.com/antonioavila Tony Avila

    How do these people get these phones so early? Anyone have any ideas? 

    • https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawm0r2bO6DI4Yynd7WcSbL9RkfzJ5nwuabA Hoop

      I worked for T-mobile and that’s how I got my pre-release phones. I had the Mytouch 4G about 3 months before it came out. I know it isn’t some awesome phone but to have something that no one else has or knows what it is for a few months is pretty neat. My friend still works at T-Mobile and has this phone currently. He won a trip for something and HTC gave them out as a gift. However, if the person in the video still works for T-Mobile they will be fired because I’m sure there is a NDA about this phone until it releases. 

      • http://twitter.com/antonioavila Tony Avila

        Oh okay, that is pretty cool to have phones even as a gift. I am still on a MyTouch 4G lol.  

      • Android_God

        “hey baby please dont show anything that identifies the phone”
        “I wont dont worry….”

        The next day they discover a pic of nose ring man at this girlfriends desk. 

        “Baby I got fired!! I need the phone back…..

  • iwave

    Uh-oh, those antenna connections under that removable top cover are identical to the god-awful design of the Sensation antennas!

  • LawrenceMcatee

    every company has “testers” the one x for att is out and about already, I have a friend that is a tester and has shown me a few of them before release. (He had the vivid waaaay before I even knew it was coming out.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Wilson/1491637008 Scott Wilson

    Possibly one of those intentional leaks to spark a buzz…

  • http://www.facebook.com/AlmightyAdam Adam Dave Collins

    Guy need to sort out all the stupid holes in his face

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajac09 Anthony Evans Jr

    and someone in the world just got fired for leaking

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

      Yeah. Covers the serial number all except for just long enough for someone to get a screen grab. Then opens up and shows us the software screen. If this is early enough in testing, there’s probably more than one variation of software running out there which means TMO just got another couple of screen grabs to narrow this down.

  • Marsg

    did anyone else notice the leak was recorded possibly at  mcdonalds lol 

  • Android_God

    What the phuck is that thing crawling out of his nose?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VOBW5OLW4I2YFUBM3C2IWLRDEY Ray Ray


  • Timbo1

    I wish HTC would drop the stupid white menus, good way of eating up battery…

    • QuantumRand

      Using black only saves battery for OLED type displays. Most of HTC’s phones are using TFT LCD type screens which draw the same power no matter which colors are shown.

      That said, I think the One S is supposed to have a Super AMOLED display, so it would be nice.

      • Timbo1

         Thats true, I could have sworn I saw it was SAMOLED as well, thats why I posted that but should have been more specific

        • Covert_Death

          the S does have SAMOLED, but its like the only HTC phone to do so so i don’t think its a big deal to them as of yet

          • Timbo1

            Ya I think its the only recent phone to have it but some previous phones had OLED

  • Treknologist

    He said this phone has both microSIM and microSD.  I thought this phone was not supposed to have expandable memory.  Did he make a mistake or did something change along the way?

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

      No, unfortunately he say it uses microSIM… no microSD. :-(

      • Treknologist

         Watch the video again.  At 0:46 to 0:52 he clearly says both.  He points to a slot at the top of the phone for microSIM and to a slot on the side for microSD, both under the removable cover.  :)

        • Jason Crumbley

          I listened to it a few times. He says “no micro SD.”

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

          No, I think you need to listen to it again. ;)

          • Treknologist

            I’ve listened to it again, and again.  The screeching from the kids doesn’t help it!  LOL  You’re right, he does say no.  That sucks. 

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

            Really wish I wasn’t. Search for my next phone goes on. :(

        • Covert_Death

          use more then your ears, there is no slot for micro SD

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jhaelon-Edwards-Smith/1475202489 Jhaelon Edwards Smith

      I thought so as well. Interesting enough, I can clearly see the microSD card slot when he points it out. That’s a plus 1 for this phone.

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/phinnvr6 phinn

    This currently looks to be the best Android phone, even though I’d prefer it to be a 4.0″ screen. It’s thin, light, relatively compact, AMOLED display, and incredible performance. Figures it’s not coming to Verizon.

    Edit: Watched the video and ugh, Sense menus are UGLY. It has a display capable of perfect black levels yet they did away with the awesome ICS interface. It doesn’t even have the cool animation paging between app screens. Oh well.

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    That screen was beautiful. Holy cow. SLCD 2 really kicked it up a notch. :D

    • UMA_Fan

      That’s just regular old qHD Super Amoled, Chris.  The One X has SLCD 2.

    • Covert_Death

      the S has AMOLED, the X has SLCD 2, which im still betting will be amazing