HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S Announced

HTC 8X Windows Phone

HTC Announces Windows Phone Line-up

HTC is joining the Windows 8 bandwagon together shortly after Samsung and Nokia with their announcement of their two new Windows Phones handsets, the HTC 8X and the HTC 8S. Truth be told, when I first saw photos of the two phones I thought they were showing off Nokia smartphones. Seriously, from a distance you’d think that the phones were Lumias! Anyway it looks like that’s pretty much the prevailing Windows Phone hardware design philosophy, lol.

Anyway, the HTC 8X is the higher-end sporting a bigger screen and better specs. The HTC 8S is more of a low-mid range smartphone. Here are the official specifications followed by two promotional videos from HTC.

HTC Windows Phone 8X Spec Sheet

  • 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Memory, Expandable via MicroSD
  • 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 Display, 1280×720 Resolution
  • Gorilla Glass
  • LTE Capable
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens, AF, LED Flash
  • 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, wide angle
  • 1080p video recording
  • Beats Audio Technology
  • NFC Compatible
  • 1,800 mAh Battery

Not bad for a flagship right? I’m just concerned with the 1,800 mAh battery rating. They should have used a better one.

HTC Windows Phone 8S

HTC Windows Phone 8S Spec Sheet

  • 1.0Ghz dual-core Qualcomm processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB Storage, Expandable via microSD
  • 4-inch S-LCD Display, 480×800 pixels
  • Gorilla Glass
  • 5-megapixels rear-facing camera, F2.8 Lens, Auto-Focus, LED Flash
  • 1700 mAh Battery

Both handsets are expected to hit stores by mid-November.

Here are the promotional videos for the handsets:

HTC 8X and 8S Promotional Video

HTC Windows Phones: Iconic Designs Video

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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