HTC has finally announced the Windows Phone 8X handset and also has completely revealed it’s specs, price and release date.This phone was leaked earlier this month and this phone’s specifications have also been leaked at that time.Anyway, the official specs of this device says that it has got a 4.3″ HD-resolution super LCD 2 screen which is supported by the Gorilla Glass 2 display.It is running on Windows Phone 8 operating system and it is also a Beats Audio device which means that it is a first Windows Phone 8 device from the Taiwanese giant which supports the Beats Audio.
It packs a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor along with 1GB of RAM.Internal storage of this device is 16GB and it’s not mentioned anywhere whether we are going to expand the storage or not but we think that the answer is yes.It is a LTE device and has connectivity features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB port, NFC and a 3.5mm AV jack as well.For the first time, HTC is introducing a 2.1mp, f/2.0 aperture, 88° ultra-wide angle front-facing camera that allows up to four people and more to be captured at once. It also supports 1080p video capture. The rear camera sports an 8mp CMOS sensor with backside-illumination (BSI) for improved low-light performance, along with an f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens and a dedicated imaging chip. A physical shutter button makes it quick and easy to capture spontaneous action, even if the phone is locked.
According to the bunch of Press Releases we have got the price of this device in The States will be $199.99 and will be available in November on AT&T and T-Mobile.Anyway, check out the Press Release below for more information about this device.
HTC AND MICROSOFT UNVEIL FIRST SIGNATURE WINDOWS PHONES
New Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC to be available through
more than 150 mobile operators globally
NEW YORK, 19th September, 2012 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, and Microsoft today unveiled the first signature Windows Phones, the stunning Windows® Phone 8X and 8S by HTC®. The smartphones feature the new Windows Phone 8 operating system and boast iconic design, studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™ and incredible camera capabilities.
“Pairing HTC’s beautiful new Windows Phone 8X and 8S with our brand is a big milestone for both companies,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. “Together we are offering customers a clear choice and a truly unique experience. I’m thrilled to take our longstanding partnership to the next level.”
“We’ve been inspired by Windows Phone 8 to create new smartphones that give the platform the iconic design and personality it deserves,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world.”
The only phone with Live Tiles, Windows Phone has a clear, differentiated vision and the consumer experience has been widely recognized as being groundbreaking, innovative and fresh. HTC created the Windows Phone 8X and 8S to blend the virtual and the physical utilizing a three dimensional, pure uni-body design based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles. The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC are perfectly sculpted with a dramatic taper making them feel magically thin in your hand.
Because color is such an integral part of the Windows Phone experience, HTC is bringing bold, sophisticated and adventurous colors in a premium matte finish to these devices. The Windows Phone 8X will come in a variety of colors including California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow. The Windows Phone 8S by HTC will be available in Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue and High-Rise Gray.
Capture and share your world
For the first time, HTC is introducing a 2.1mp, f/2.0 aperture, 88° ultra-wide angle front-facing camera that allows up to four people and more to be captured at once. It also supports 1080p video capture. The rear camera sports an 8mp CMOS sensor with backside-illumination (BSI) for improved low-light performance, along with an f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens and a dedicated imaging chip. A physical shutter button makes it quick and easy to capture spontaneous action, even if the phone is locked.
Spectacular Sound with Beats Audio
Exclusively available on HTC smartphones, Beats Audio provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC featuring Beats Audio also offers a unique audio amplifier powering the 3.5mm audio jack and the speaker, boosting the audio signal for even better sound no matter if you’re listening to music, playing a game or watching a video.
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC features a beautiful, 4.3″ HD-resolution super LCD 2 screen protected from everyday bumps and scrapes by lightweight Gorilla® Glass 2, while optical lamination reduces reflections and glare, ensuring you see every detail. The Windows Phone 8S by HTC boasts a bright super LCD 4″ screen with Gorilla® Glass, allowing users to see the Windows Phone Live Tiles, and every message and photo, with crystal clarity and sparkling color.
With the Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC people can carry their favorite music, movies and photos with them wherever they go. With the Windows Phone Store and Xbox Live, it is easier than ever to enjoy the latest video, music and games on the move.
The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC will be available beginning in November. Available through more than 150 carriers in 50+ countries, the Windows Phone 8X or 8S by HTC will be available from the world’s top carriers including: United States: AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Europe: Orange, O2 Telefonica, MTS, Three UK, T-Mobile, and Vodafone Asia-Pacific: Chunghwa Telecom, Optus, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel), Smartone, Telstra and Vodafone Australia.
AT&T Confirms Windows Phone 8X by HTC and Samsung Galaxy Note II Launching on Nation’s Largest 4G Network
Dallas, Texas, September 19, 2012
AT&T* today confirmed plans to offer Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, both within the coming months, following earlier announcements by both handset makers.
Windows Phone 8X by HTC
The stunning Windows Phone 8X boasts an iconic design, immersive studio-quality sound and incredible camera capabilities. The first-ever Windows Phone 8 device with built-in Beats Audio™ technology, Windows Phone 8X offers authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording. The 4.3-inch 720p HD (1280 x 720) display comes to life in the phone’s slim, sculpted design and improvements to the rear-facing camera let you capture great photos and record video in 1080p HD.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Samsung’s Galaxy Note II continues to expand the smartphone category created by the Galaxy Note with improved battery life, a thinner and narrower design and enhancements to the S Pen. Arriving later this year running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the Galaxy Note II with 4G LTE combines the productivity of a tablet with the convenience of a smartphone so you can do more with a single device. With a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED™ display and 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos™ processor, the Galaxy Note II provides PC-like processing power in a truly pocketable device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II and Windows Phone 8 X by HTC will be available in all AT&T channels and online in the coming months.
Statement: Windows Phone 8X by HTC
Bellevue, Wash. – Sep. 19, 2012
T-Mobile is excited to partner with HTC to bring our customers the Windows Phone 8X by HTC. As a premium Windows Phone 8 device, the 8X by HTC features a beautiful 4.3″ Super LCD HD screen, a powerful dual-core processor and will run on T-Mobile’s fast HSPA+42 network. Customers will enjoy access to Windows Phone’s Live Tiles, an iconic design, immersive studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™ and incredible camera capabilities.
Information about the Windows Phone 8X by HTC can be found at T-Mobile.com and T-Mobile will share additional details including pricing, availability and other features soon.