HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S launched; Hands-on Video
As expected, HTC has unveiled its new lineups on its Windows Phone 8 series. The new Windows Phone 8 smartphones are like rumored, include HTC Windows Phone 8X and HTC Windows Phone 8S. Both WP8 smartphones were announced at the event and coming with an aesthetic design that can certainly attract many who are looking forward to the release of first Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Windows Phone 8X is a powerful smartphone and company’s one of the first Windows Phone 8 announced at the event. The HTC X8 will be flagship WP8 device on HTC WP8 series with stunning look as well as competitive specs under the hood. Like Lumia WP8 series, the HTC Windows Phone 8X is also coming in several colors to choose from and has a unibody design with a sealed battery in a svelte 0.39″ body.
When it comes to specs, the HTC 8X is powered by two Krait cores clocked at 1.5GHz on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset along with Adreno 225 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The HTC Windows Phone 8X sports a 4.3″ LCD 2 720p HD screen with Gorilla Glass 2 protection, 8MP ca,era with BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture and 28mm field of view, a 2.1MP front-facing camera for your video call purposes and 16GB of built-in storage.
Both front and rear camera can capture videos at 1080p and use a dedicated HTC ImageChip, which is essentially a proprietary ISP, that lets you set some additional image trickery like ultra fast capture times, and continuous shot mode. The HTC hasn’t forgotten to include its trademark Beats Audio sound enhancement, lacks a Beats headset though.
For connectivity, the HTC Windows Phone 8X has a dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC, microUSB and 3.5mm audio jack. The one of the advantage of the HTC’s WP8 smartphone from the Nokia Lumia 920 is that the device comes with microSD card slot to expand the memory up to 32GB.
The HTC’s new smartphone measures 132.4 x 66.2 x 10.1mm and weighs 130g and packs a sealed 1, 800mAh battery. The device will come in four colors- California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow.
Fortunately, HTC has given a hint on the availability of the new WP8 smartphone, not an exact release date though. According to HTC, HTC Windows Phone 8X will be available on sale beginning in November. The HTC WP 8X will be available through more than 150 carriers in 50+ countries.
HTC Windows Phone 8S
The HTC Windows Phone 8S is even compact as well as more affordable WP8 smartphone going to hit the market once the Windows Phone 8 OS released. The HTC Windows Phone 8S will be competing with Nokia’s Lumia 820. The device is more compact than the HTC 8X with a measurement of 120.5 x 63 x 10.28 mm and 3.99 oz (113 g) weight. As the Lumia series, the HTC WP 8S also comes in variety of colors and has an identical form-factor to the HTC WP 8X in a Polycarbonate body.
In terms of specifications, the HTC Windows Phone 8S is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset along with Adreno 225 GPU. The smartphone features a 4-inch capacitive Super LCD of WVGA resolution with Gorilla Glass protection, 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage, which is expandable via a microSD card slot.
The Windows Phone 8s also features a 5MP camera with LED flash, capability of capturing videos at 720p and dedicated camera key. The smartphone also has a front-facing camera for video call. For connectivity, the 8S comes with usual connectivity packages that include Wi-Fi, GPS (with GLONASS), and Bluetooth (no LTE).
And certainly the HTC 8S has Beats Audi enhancement and packs sealed 1700 mAh battery. The smartphone comes in four colors, Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue, and High-Rise Gray.
As the HTC 8X, the Windows Phone 8S release date is also set for early November. Unfortunately, there is no price details for both HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8, but expected to be announced closer to the release. Take look at the Hands-on video and feel free to post your comment in the box below.