Proving that September has now become device announcement month, HTC stepped up and announced their latest Windows Phone based devices. The two new handsets will run the yet-to-be-released Windows Phone 8 from Microsoft. Thanks to a joint promotional campaign with Microsoft, the devices will be know as Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S by HTC.
The 8X is the higher end of the two devices and features a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 screen with Gorilla Glass, 341ppi, and HD 720p (1280×720) resolution. It will be powered by a Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage. The 8X will support HSPA/WCDMA/LTE varied by carrier. The 8X will have a 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, improved low light sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 28 mm lens, support for 1080p HD video recording with stereo sound. The front camera will be 2.1 megapixels with a f/2.0 aperture, an ultra wide angle lens (88 degrees viewing angle), and 1080p HD recording. HTC also managed to pack Beats Audio with a dedicated amp and a 1800 mAh battery into the 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm footprint and weighing it at just 130 gram device.
The 8S is the little brother to the 8X. It features a smaller screen – 4 inch Super LCD with Gorilla Glass (800×480), a reduced processor – Qualcomm S4 1 GHz dual-core, lower memory footprint – 512 RAM and 4 GB of storage. The camera is smaller at 5 megapixels with auto focus, LED flash, f/2.8 aperture, 35mm lens, 720p HD video recording with stereo sound and there is no front facing camera. The 8S does include a MicroSD slot for expandable storage. HTC included Beats Audio, but without the amp found in the 8X, and a 1700 mAh battery. The overall device is a little shorter at 120.5 x 63 x 10.28 mm and weighs in at 113 grams.
Both devices are available in an awesome array of colors and are expected to be on sale with 150 carriers across 50+ countries in "early November".