HTC has unveiled its first two handsets that will ship with Windows Phone 8 software. The HTC 8X is the company’s premium offering, while the 8S is a more affordable model with slightly less impressive hardware.

Both phones should be available in 50 markets starting in November. In the US, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon will carry the phones.

HTC 8X and HTC 8S


The HTC 8X features a 4.3 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass. It has a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 0.4 inch case that will come in a variety of colors including red, blue, yellow, or black.

The phone has an 8MP camera on the back and a 2MP camera on the front. It supports 4G LTE and NFC, and features Beats Audio.

HTC will sell the phone with 16GB of storage… and that’s it. There’s no microSD card slot for extra storage.

The HTC 8X has an 1800mAh battery.


If the 8X seems like overkill, HTC is offering a model with a 4 inch, 800 x 400 Super LCD display with Gorilla Glass. It has a 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 CPu, 512MB of RAM, and a 5MP camera on the back. There’s no front-facing camera.

HTC did throw in a microSD card slot, but there’s only 4GB of built-in storage.

The HTC 8S doesn’t support 4G LTE.

Like its bigger sibling, the HTC 8S will be available in a range of colors, this time including blue, gray, red, and Domino (which I assume means black).

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