TAIPEI, Taiwan – HTC’s latest handsets, the Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S, were announced last Wednesday in New York. These are the first devices to officially embrace the name of the latest mobile OS by Microsoft and will compete against the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920.
The Windows Phone 8X is available in a range of colors, including California Blue, Flame Red, Graphite Black and Limelight Yellow. It brings a dual-core 1.5GHz S4 processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Its 4.3-inch 341ppi Super LCD 2 display is guarded by Gorilla Glass. It comes with two cameras, the 8MP rear camera offering 1080p video recording and the 2.1MP 1080p-capable front camera offering a wider viewing-angle of 88 degrees. Other features of the 8X include an 1800mAh battery, NFC and a uni-body polycarbonate finish similar to the Nokia Lumia line.
The specifications of the 8S are somewhat inferior to the 8X. It comes with a polycarbonate body offering four color combinations. It is powered by a dual core 1GHz processor, has a display guarded by Gorilla Glass, and features 4GB of storage and a 5MP rear camera.
According to HTC, both devices will be available in over 50 countries by November, via more than 150 carriers.