The era of Windows Phone 8 seems about to begin. After Nokia launched the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 last week, now turn HTC announced the presence of phones based on Windows 8. As we know, HTC has just launched two smartphone-powered Windows 8 called Windows Phone 8S and 8X.
The HTC Windows Phone 8S is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset and runs on a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor and Adreno 225 GPU. It has 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot. The screen is 4-inch capacitive Super LCD of WVGA resolution, which has Gorilla Glass protection.
Windows Phone 8S is equipped with the usual connectivity package – Wi-Fi, GPS (with GLONASS), and Bluetooth (no LTE) and a battery pack that has the power of 1700 mAh.
The Windows Phone 8S by HTC featuring Beats Audio also offers a unique audio amplifier powering the 3.5mm audio jack and the speaker, boosting the audio signal for even better sound.
For the first time, HTC is introducing a 2.1mp, f/2.0 aperture, 88° ultra-wide angle front-facing camera that allows up to four people and more to be captured at once. It also supports 1080p video capture. The rear camera sports an 8mp CMOS sensor with backside-illumination (BSI) for improved low-light performance, along with an f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens and a dedicated imaging chip. A physical shutter button makes it quick and easy to capture spontaneous action, even if the phone is locked.
The Windows Phone 8S by HTC will be available beginning in November. Available through more than 150 carriers in 50+ countries, the Windows Phone 8S by HTC will be available from the world’s top carriers including: United States: AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Europe: Orange, O2 Telefonica, MTS, Three UK, T-Mobile, and Vodafone Asia-Pacific: Chunghwa Telecom, Optus, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel), Smartone, Telstra and Vodafone Australia.
Regarding the price, HTC has not announced how much the selling price for Windows Phone 8S and 8X.