HTC to launch Windows Phone 8X and 8S in November
Taiwanese handset maker HTC has entered into the Windows Phone 8-based smartphone race by introducing two new models - the Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S. These devices mirror the recently launched Nokia Lumia’s new 820 and 920 Windows 8 models but differ slightly in specs. Let’s look at the features of both handsets.
Windows Phone 8X
According to PCWorld, “It has a 4.3-inch, 720p display, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, but no MicroSD slot.” The phone also supports NFC for Microsoft Wallet. The flagship device features 8-megapixel rear and 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera with support for 1080p video chat and an 88-degree wide-angle lens. The Windows Phone 8X smartphone also supports Beats Audio software with additional amplifiers, and ImageSense sensor technology.
Windows Phone 8S
Its specs include 1 GHz dual-core processor Snapdragon S4 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage, a MicroSD card slot, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a front-facing camera. This mid-range device with a 4-inch, 800-by-480 resolution display does not support NFC. The two-tone polycarbonate body adds beauty to the Windows Phone 8S smartphones.
According to HTC’s CEO Peter Chou, “Windows Phone is an important part of HTC’s heritage. We have more experience making Windows phones than anyone else, and we’ve sold more Windows phones than anyone else.”
HTC said in an event that the smartphones will be available across 150 mobile operators in 50 countries. In the United States, the Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S will be available through T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon operators. However, the pricing and the exact launch date in November hasn’t been announced yet.
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