HTC 8X Windows 8 Phone Announced, Spec Revealed, Looks Pretty Decent
It’s been sometime since we heard from HTC. But today the company announced what looks like their newest flagship phone running Windows Mobile 8, the 8X.
The 4.3-inch display, covered in Gorilla Glass, is of the Super LCD 2 ilk, and supports a 720p resolution. The phone itself measures 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm and weighs 130g. Compared to the soon to be released iPhone 5 it is longer, wider, and fatter (both in girth and weight).
The Window 8 Mobile platform is powered by a Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz Dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. There is 16GB of built-in storage, which is not expandable via microSD card slot. Despite the presence of NFC support, HTC skimped on the Bluetooth chip by only installing a 2.1 compatible version.
Optically the company is pushing their front facing, wide angle 2.1-megapixel camera, which supposedly captures triple the amount of info compared to other “leading smartphones”. That said, the rear camera is an 8-megapixel shooter with an F2.0 aperture, 28mm lens and LED flash. Yes, both cameras can capture 1080p video and is further supported by a dedicated HTC ImageChip. As expected the HTC 8x includes Beats by Dre audio processing, though this is the first we’ve seen it in a Windows phone. Lastly, there is an 1800mAh battery, which with normal use will probably require a recharge once a day, though your mileage will vary with how aggressively you use apps.