As reported by a Taiwan based website, HTC has launched its Windows Phone 8-based smartphones – the WP8X and WP8S, in Taiwan. The WP8X will be available in four colors–dark blue, black, red and neon-yellow–in the local market in the first half of November at a suggested retail price of US$611. The WP8S will be available in December with the suggested retail price to be announced later, and will also be available in four colors–black/white, navy blue, gray/yellow and red.
As per HTC’s Facebook page, the above smartphones will make their debut in India next week. The exact date of launch and pricing for India has not been revealed by HTC so far.
The WP8X comes with 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, and is armed with 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB RAM, and a 2.1MP front camera. This phone is the first Windows phone with Beats Audio technology and an audio amplifier.There is no expandable storage on WP8X and you will only get 16GB of on-board storage, part of which will be used by the operating system itself.
The WP8S features a 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) super LCD display, 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512MB RAM, 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, 4GB internal memory expandable memory with microSD and a 1,700 mAh battery.
Besides HTC, Nokia is also scheduled to lauch their flagship Lumia 920 and mid-level Lumia 820 Windows 8 smartphones, most probably before Diwali in India. There are chances that Samsung’s Windows 8 Ativ S will also debut sometimes in November. If you are planning to buy Windows 8 smartphone, then you have plenty of choices at your disposal in the coming days.
Salient Features of WP8X :
- Windows Phone 8 OS
- 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD 2
- 8MP CMOS sensor, 2.1MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and 88 degree ultra-wide angle lens
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB RAM
Salient Features of WP8S :
- 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) super LCD display
- 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512MB RAM
- 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording
- 4GB internal memory, expandable with microSD
- 1,700 mAh battery