HTC India has announced the launch of two Windows Phone 8 operated smartphones named HTC 8X and HTC 8S in the country. Both the smartphones were expected to be unveiled next week this month but giving a surprise, HTC announced these devices few days earlier. Both the state-of-the-art smartphones will be available in the country from next week onward with a suggestive price of 35,023 and 19,260 respectively.
The HTC 8X is said to be the first Windows phone equipped with Beats Audio technology along with audio amplifier. It features 4.3-inch720pLCD 2 display coated with Gorilla Glass, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera with backside-illumination (BSI) for improved low-light performance, 28mm lens and a dedicated imaging chip and 2.1MP front camera as well. The 8xX comes with 16GB -in-built memory on-board and it can’t be expanded further.
On the other hand, HTC 8S features 4-inch (800×480 pixels) super LCD display with Gorilla Glass and is armed with 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB RAM, 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, 4GB internal memory expandable with microSD and a 1,700 mAh battery.
At the launch of these devices, Faisal Siddqui, Country Head, HTC India said :
Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world. We are confident that the iconic design and incredible innovation of the Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S by HTC will help consumers fully realise the potential and lifestyle benefits offered by these smartphones.
The Windows Phone 8X will hit the Indian market in a variety of colors including California Blue and Graphite Black while the HTC 8S will be available in Fiesta Red and Atlantic Blue.