HTC just unveiled its second Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone - called Windows Phone 8S. It’s more compact than the 8X and should go easier on the wallet as it comes with with less capable hardware.
The HTC Windows Phone 8S is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset and runs on a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor and Adreno 225 GPU. It has 512MB of RAM and 4 GB internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot. The screen is 4-inch capacitive Super LCD of WVGA resolution, which has Gorilla Glass protection.
The rest of the specs include a 5MP camera (F2.8, 35mm lens) with LED flash, 720p video recording and dedicated camera key. The 8S comes with the usual connectivity package – Wi-Fi, GPS (with GLONASS), and Bluetooth (no LTE) and packs a 1700 mAh battery.
HTC Windows Phone 8S runs on the latest Windows Phone 8 (yes, really) and has the Beats Audio enhancements.
The phone will be available in the beginning of November in over 50 countries and on 150 carriers. The color options are Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue and High-Rise Gray.
You can read our hands-on impressions of the HTC Windows Phone 8S from the event..
Yes but its 1ghz on a s4 chip not s3 i bet its still fast!
Why does the cheaper 8S look so much more stylish and beautiful than the too-solid 8X that costs more? :( I would love the 8X's hardware in an 8S enclosure, or at least the 8X's 720p screen. WVGA is suck, especially coming from a 720 Galaxy Nexu...
Android?! Sucks !