http://htc.com/us/” target=”_blank”>HTC has unveiled its first signature http://windowsphone.com/” target=”_blank”>Windows Phones, the 8X and 8S, both setting themselves apart from their iPhone and Android competitors through the use of brightly hued exteriors. The 8X is HTC’s Windows Phone 8 flagship, featuring a 4.3-inch 720p HD Super LCD 2 display and an 8-megapixel camera equipped with HTC’s dedicated ImageChip. There’s also a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.0, 88-degree wide-angle lens. Under the hood is a 1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, plus 16GB of built-in memory, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n including the 5Ghz band, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, and NFC. Beats audio is carried through a 2.55-volt audio amplifier, providing clearer sound through headphones and speakers.
The Windows Phone 8S sports a slightly smaller 4-inch 800-by-480-pixel Super LCD, along with a 5-megapixel rear camera similarly aided by HTC’s ImageChip and capable of 720p stereo video recording (there’s no front camera on the 8S). Other specs include 4GB of storage (with a MicroSD memory card slot, unlike the 8X), Wi-Fi (but only 2.4Ghz), Bluetooth, Beats audio (without the 2.55v amplifier) and FM radio.
Both are made with polycarbonate and feature rounded corners and a tapered design, ideal for http://microsoft.com/” target=”_blank”>Microsoft‘s two-dimensional tile-based user interface. The HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S are slated to launch in November through AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
Release Date: November 2013