Showing its support to Microsoft, HTC has launched two new Windows Phone 8 based devices Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S. Previously these devices were rumored to be launched as HTC 8X and the HTC 8S. Both the devices were launched at HTC Windows Phone 8 Event in NYC where dignitaries like Peter Chou, CEO of HTC and the CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer took turns to say about the new HTC 8X and the HTC 8S.
Looks and Feel
“Our goal was to create Windows Phones that represented Windows, we also want the design to stand up against anything in the market.”
Both Windows Phone 8S and 8X are said to be inspired by the Microsoft’s new logo, tile. These Phones are much similar in looks to Nokia Lumia. The whole event was very colorful and this was also reflected on these phones come in different vibrant colors. These phones also carry a very strong camera.To prevent your device from any external scratch and damage Gorilla Glass is present which wraps over all four sides of the display. For the first time any Windows Phone has offered Beats Audio . The Beats Amplifier present in 8X is used to drive both headphone and the speakers which results in a deeper bass, greater clarity, and clearer trebles. The camera present in these phones has the same camera module and dedicated imaging chip as was present in HTC One X. However the camera is known to offer reduces noise, improves light gathering, and enhances color accuracy, says Peter Chou.
Specifications of HTC 8S and 8X
HTC 8X is the higher end model which would feature a 4.3inch high-definition Super LCD 2 display covered with Gorilla Glass 2.Running through a Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual core processor.The front facing camera is an amazing 2.1MP that is 1080p, F2.0 aperture, and has a dedicated imaging chip. Although it has NFC a micro SD card slot is missing. Pumped up by a 1,800 mAh embedded battery the device has 16 gigabytes of space, 1GB of RAM, and Beats audio for clearer sound.
HTC 8S is a mid range phone with Snapdragon 1GHz dual core processor and 512 MB RAM.It comes with a 4 inch super LCD touch screen with WVGA resolution and also features a micro SD card slot.It has a 5-megapixel camera, and is powered by a smaller 1700mAh battery. Beats audio and Gorilla Glass technology are present in device as well.
Price and Availability:
Well this being dubbed as the most ambitious launch by HTC till date, HTC has decided to launch these smartphones through 150 different cellular providers in 50 different countries.AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are confirmed .These devices would be available anywhere around November.