Introducing Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC (Video)

HTC event is over in less than an hour and instead of some speculation that it will be showcasing Android tablets or smartphones, it actually introduces 2 Windows Phone 8 devices, Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S.

You will need some getting used to in calling them because of their “unique” naming. Nevertheless, you will never mistaken them for other OSes 🙂

Here is an introduction video of  HTC Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S.

The flagship model is Windows Phone 8X. HTC is now calling it the hero model. Here are some specs that you might be interested.

Windows Phone 8X by HTC

Size:

  • 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm

Weight:

  • 130 grams with battery

Display:

  • 4.3 inch super LCD 2 touch screen with HD 720p resolution
  • Gorilla® Glass 2

Processor:

  • Qualcomm® S4 1.5 GHz, Dual-core

SIM Card Type:

  • MicroSIM

Memory:

  • Total storage: 16 GB, available capacity varies.
  • RAM: 1GB

Connectivity:

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • NFC capable
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Sound Enhancement:

  • Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™ built in
  • Enjoy bigger sound and superior fidelity with exclusive built-in amp

Main Camera:

  • 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
  • F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
  • 1080p video recording
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip

Front Camera:

  • Capture more with the ultra-wide-angle front camera
  • 2.1 megapixel front camera
  • 1080p front camera video recording
  • F2.0 aperture
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip

Battery:

  • Embeded & rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery
  • Capacity:  1800 mAh

Click Here to Windows Phone 8X by HTC

What I think is interesting:

  • Design
  • Slim shape
  • Super good front camera with F2.0 lens
  • Sound Enhancement
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What  I think is NOT interesting:

  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (Should have Bluetooth 4.0 (Low power) or at least Bluetooth 3.0??)
  • 16 GB capacity (Should have more capacity to choose)

Windows Phone 8S

Size:

  • 120.5 x 63 x 10.28 mm

Weight:

  • 113 grams with battery

Display:

  • 4 inch super LCD touch screen with WVGA resolution
  • Gorilla® Glass

Processor:

  • Qualcomm® S4 1 GHz, Dual-core

SIM Card Type:

  • MicroSIM

Memory:

  • Total storage: 16 GB, available capacity varies.
  • Expansion SD card slot supports micro™ SD memory card for additional storage (card not included)
  • RAM 512 MB

Connectivity:

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Sound Enhancement:

  • Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™ built in

Main Camera:

  • 5 megapixel camera with auto focus LED flash
  • F2.8 aperture and 35mm lens
  • 720p video recording

Battery:

  • Embeded & rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery
  • Capacity:  1700 mAh

Click Here to Windows Phone 8S by HTC

What I think is interesting:

  • Design
  • Slim shape
  • Expansion mciroSD Card Slot

What  I think is NOT interesting:

  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (Should have Bluetooth 4.0 (Low power) or at least Bluetooth 3.0??)
  • NO FRONT Camera!
  • 5 MPX camera ONLY
  • 512 RAM ONLY

What I had mentioned is based purely on the specs. There is no mention of pricing although the availability is mentioned to be in November.

The Windows Phone 8X is definitely the flagship model of HTC. As for the Windows Phone 8S, I think if the pricing is right (means low), it will likely be more appealing to the emerging markets.

Listen to what the designers have to say about the two devices.

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