Samsung, Nokia, Sony, Lenovo and HP have jumped into Windows Phone 8 OS with their tablet or smart phone during the recently concluded IFA 2012 event. Each of the manufacturers mentioned above atleast introduced two Windows 8 based smart phone or tablet. Today it turned out to be HTC Corporation announcing two new smart phones in a scheduled event. Atleast on the Windows Phone 8 platform they look to turn the things around after a series of disastrous financial years.
The Microsoft Windows Phone hasn’t take the mobile competition into storm. Nokia too didn’t had any success with Lumia 900 after all those hypes and recently the Nokia 920 and 820 smart phones have been launched with power packed specifications but we can only know about this handsets once they are out in the market, due release in October first week.
HTC launched flagship 8X and the smaller 8S smart phone. 8X posses the similar hardware as that of the One X in the Android line coincidentally the HTC’s flagship model on Android OS.
HTC Windows Phone 8X
The HTC Windows Phone 8X is very closely in resemblance with Nokia 920 design with polycarbonate shell. According as we go through the specifications of the device it sported with 4.3 inches capacitive touchscreen display providing 720p HD Super LCD touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass protection and it includes the 1.5 Ghz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. It includes the 8 mega pixel camera on the rear side with LED Flash and auto focus and 2.1 mega pixel camera on the front side allows face to face video chat.
It has 1 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB internal memory storage capacity. It features the Beats Audio integration just like what we see with other HTC Phones but no Beats Headset is supplied with the device package and it should be purchase separately. It includes 1800 mAh battery on the rear side providing enough battery life to the device. 8X will be available in California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow color variants.
HTC Windows Phone 8X has the following specifications –
- 4.3-inch 720p HD Super LCD touchscreen
- 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
- 8 MP BSI rear camera with LED flash
- 2.1 MP front-facing BSI camera with 1080p Full HD video capture support
- 1 GB of RAM
- 16 GB of storage
- Beats Audio
- 1800 mAh battery
HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S is smaller brother of 8S smart phone and its seen with 4 inches Super LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a maximum resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with Gorilla Glass display screen and includes 1 Ghz dual core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. It includes 512 MB of RAM and has 4 Gb of internal storage capacity. It also comes with Beats Audio integration but no Beats Audio headset are been supplied with the device.
HTC 8S includes 5 mega pixel camera on the rear side and has no front facing camera. It features a micro SD card slot and includes 1700 mAh battery providing longer day battery duration.
HTC 8S has the following specifications –
- 4-inch 480×800 Super LCD touchscreen
- 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- 4 GB of storage space
- 5 MP rear camera and no front-facing one
- MicroSD slot
- 1,700 mAh battery
HTC 8S will be available in Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue, and High-Rise Gray color variants.
HTC 8X smart phone will be launched in 50 countries worldwide in November first week while the 8S will be available in 52 countries overall at the same time.