At a press event this morning, HTC unveiled two Windows Phone 8 devices, the flagship HTC 8X and mid-range HTC 8S, both of which will make their way to carriers around the world this November.
The HTC 8X is the flagship phone in HTC”s Windows Phone 8 line. The 8X will be available this November and T-Mobile USA, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless have all announced the intent to carry the device on launch. The HTC 8X boasts the following specs:
- 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 Super LCD 2 display with Gorilla Glass 2 coating
- 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 1,800 mAh battery
- Beats Audio
- 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 lens and ImageChip technology and 1080p video
- 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera with a 88-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and 1080p video
The 8X will come in four distinct color options that could set it apart from the competition. The 8X will come in California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow, though which carriers will carry which color schemes has yet to be announced.
The HTC 8S is the phone geared towards the budget-friendly consumers out there, and comes in just as many color choices. The 8S will be available in two-toned Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue and High-Rise Gray, though again no carrier color choices have been announced. HTC’s 8S comes with the following spec sheet:
- 4″ Super LCD display with Gorilla Glass
- 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage with expandable microSD slot
- 1,700 mAh battery
- 5 megapixel rear camera with 720p video capture
There’s a lot to like about both the HTC 8X and 8S devices, HTC’s answer to Nokia and the Lumia 920 and 820 smartphones. We should learn more about carrier availability and price points soon, though we’re expecting around $199.99 for the 8X and $99.99 for the 8S with a two-year agreement.