HTC 8X Unveiled with Windows Phone 8 And Beats Audio

The 8X is the new smartphone by Taiwanese company, HTC (you may have heard of them). This is their début device that is going to be powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system.

Simple to manipulate with its new design, the HTC 8X may look a lot like the Nokia Lumia 920, but looks are only skin deep. According to HTC, the smartphone design is the most comfortable you’ll ever hold in your hands – HTC 8X also sports a Beats Audio sound system meaning that you get the best possible sound out of those little speakers.

HTC packed the 8X smartphone with a 4.3 inch touch screen display sporting Gorilla Glass 2 and 720p HD resolution what’s more it weighs just 130g (battery included). Under the hood the HTC 8X is powered by the Qualcomm S4 1.5GHz dual core CPU which means good performance of your favorite Windows apps and games. The device comes with 16GB of internal storage and 1GB of memory (RAM). Also included is a myriad of toys – NFC (Near Field Communication), GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and also HSPA.

This is the first high quality Windows Phone 8 smartphone by HTC (in my opinion) and it comes with two cameras, the main (rear facing) camera is 8 mega-pixel with auto focus, LED Flash and BSI sensor to capture pictures under low lights it’s also capable of recording 1080p videos. The frontal camera is an impressive 2.1 mega-pixel and can also record 1080p video. The HTC 8X spec is very interesting but the only thing I dislike is the battery which is a disappointing 1800 mAh.

HTC don’t say anything about the price but with the noticeable middle of the road specs, I can’t see it competing with the big hitters like the iPhone 5 or the Galaxy S3 so hopefully it will be a little more conservatively prices. As for the release date – it makes sense for HTC to release the 8X around the same time that Microsoft will officially lunch the Windows 8 Operating System in late October but we can’t confirm this yet.

Would you give up your iPhone 5 or Galaxy S3 for the HTC 8X? Tell us why (or why not) in the comments section…

HTC 8X Unveiled with Windows Phone 8 And Beats Audio
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