Thursday, September 20, 2012

HTC announces Windows Phone 8S and 8X

Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has unveiled two new smartphones for consumers who want to experience mobile computing with Windows Phone 8 OS, the HTC Windows Phone 8S and HTC Windows Phone 8X.
HTC Windows Phone 8X
Windows Phone 8X is powered with a dual-core Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz. The screen is a large 4.3 inch super LCD 2 capacitive touch screen, HD 720p resolution, with a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. Total internal memory is at 16GB, with 1GB of RAM

A special feature is the built-in Beats Audio amplifier, which will deliver users with superior audio experience. 

On the photography side, it has an 8MP camera with autofocus, LED flash and BSI Sensor, at 1080p video recording. Front camera is at 2.1MP at 1080p video recording, with a wide-angle lens. HTC included a dedicated camera chip called, HTC ImageChip.

For connectivity, it has Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WiFI: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, and NFC (near-field communication) capability. 

Other features include a GPS Antenna with GLONASS, G-Sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.

HTC Windows Phone 8X will run Windows Phone 8 OS, of course. Battery is at 1,800 mAh.
HTC Windows Phone 8S
HTC Windows Phone 8S is a less powerful phone that its sibling. It is powered with a dual-core Qualcomm S4 1 GHz. The screen is a smaller 4 inch LCD capacitive touch screen, WVGA resolution, also with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Total internal memory is at 16GB, which can be expanded through a microSD card. RAM is at a lower 512MB.

Same as its more powerful sibling, it also has built-in Beats Audio.

8S has a 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, 720p video recording, but has no front camera.

For connectivity, it has Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WiFI: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, but no NFC capability.

Other features include a GPS Antenna with GLONASS, G-Sensor, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.

HTC Windows Phone 8S will also run Windows Phone 8 OS. Battery is at a lesser 1,700 mAh.

Both phones supports microSIM only. No price and availability date stated yet.

Now, which is better: Lumia or WP 8S and 8X? Both are powerful Windows phone with powerful features.

SOURCE: www.htc.com