Published on September 22nd, 2012 | by Nick1
HTC Have Joined the Windows 8 Party
With Windows 8 only a month away, HTC have joined Nokia with the announcement of their new Windows 8 phone, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S.
Just like the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC have gone with the ‘candy-coated’ style design with quite an impressive list of features and a competitive spec to go with it. It seems HTC are looking for something completely different with Windows 8 after quickly falling out of favour with their Android devices.
”We’ve been inspired by Windows Phone 8 to create new smartphones that give the platform the iconic design and personality it deserves. Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world.” – Peter Chou, Chief Executive of HTC.
HTC 8X Spec
- Display: 4.3” Gorilla Glass 2 – HD 720p
- Weight: 130g
- Size: 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm
- Photo camera: 8MP
- Chat Camera: 2.1MP
- Storage: 16GB
- CPU: Qualcomm S4 1.5GHz, Dual-Core
- RAM: 1GB
- Sensors: G-Sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
- NFC: Yes
The HTC 8S will come with a slightly smaller screen at 4” and a weaker spec than the 8X, including a 5MP camera, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.
HTC Windows Phone Colours
Just like the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X and 8S will be available in a variety of bright and vibrant colors which give it that unique ‘candy-coated’ appearance. These include: California Blue, Limelight Yellow, Graphite Black and Flame Red. All of which, we believe give the phone an amazing look.
The phones will then be given rounded edges and the traditional Windows Phone home screen interface which makes use of Live Tiles to help produce its minimalistic appearance.
HTC 8X Camera
HTC are going all out with the camera as well, packing in 8 megapixels with backside illuminated sensor, LED flash on top of HTC’s discrete imaging processor. The front-facing camera will have a 88-degree wide angle lens which will supposedly allow up to 4 people to be captured in one shot.
The HTC 8X has been given a price tag of $199.99 and is expected to release early November, slightly earlier than the Nokia Lumia 920. It will launch with 140 mobile carriers over the world, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon in the U.S.
HTC will be facing tough competitive though, with Samsung and Nokia both releasing their Windows 8 phones around the same date.
Despite its extremely long name we’re expecting big things from the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Lets hope they don’t disappoint.