HTC Unviels Two Windows Phone 8 Smartphones

TC unveiled its first new Windows Phones 8 devices Wednesday, the 8X and 8S. Both devices run the brand new mobile operating system from Microsoft.

The 8X is the top-of-the-line Windows Phone from HTC and the 8S will fall in the mid-range. Shared features include colorful new designs forged from polycarbonate. This high-end plastic is scratch resistant and light as a feather. Rather than stick with boring blacks and whites, the 8X and 8S will be available in vibrant colors. Both devices include Beats Audio for improved music playback and displays protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass.

8X has  4.3-inch 720p HD display, 1.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, and an 8-megapixel camera.  In addition to the image chip, the 8X has an f/2 lens and backside illumination for improved low-light performance. The 8X’s user-facing camera rates 2 megapixels and includes a wide-angle lens for better video chats. Last, it has a dedicated 4-volt amplifier to boost the audio signal being sent to headphones.

The 8X, which will be sold by AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless, will support LTE and HSPA+ wireless networks.

The 8S  has a 1-GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4-inch display, and a 5-megapixel camera. It loses the user-facing camera entirely.

HTC 8X Device Information

Device Information


• Screen size: 4.3″• Weight: 130g

• Camera: 8MP

• Storage: 16GB

(plus Micro SD slot)


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