HTC Event Recap - New Phones: 8X And 8S

HTC Event Recap - New Phones: 8X And 8S

HTC had a very short seemingly event today in New York city where they announce two new phones that will change up the Windows 8 market. The event started up about 15 minutes late and had HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, on stare introducing “another incredible moment for the mobile industry.”

This morning it was all about Windows Phone, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was even on stage to announce the two new phones from HTC. With almost no delay at the event HTC’s CEO and Microsoft’s CEO announced and showed off the HTC 8X and the HTC 8S. Two different size phones that are suppose to give mobile devices personality.

The HTC 8X is the bigger of the two phones, featuring a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 Super LCD Gorilla Glass screen. It runs a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The phone also features WiFi a/b/g/n, NFC, and an integrated 1,800mAh Li-ion batter that’ll give you hours of talk time. There’s a quad band radio attenas supporting GSM/GPRS/EDGE, HSPA/WCDMA on the 850, 900, 1900, and 2100MHz spectrum. LTE is included for the US customers on all markets.

The smaller 8S is a 4-inch phones with a Gorilla Glass covered WVGA LCD screen. There’s a nicely sized 5-megapixel camera on back and a nice 1080p camera front facing for all those personal videos you like to take. There’s a built in microSD card slot that you can add to the already 4GB of internal memory. This phone also features the dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor.

Both phones have a pyramid like design when the screen is facing down, HTC explained when they’re keeping the device thin stacking components made it as thin as it could be. Unfortunately, this also restricts from opening up the actual phone so you cannot replace the battery, nor get a bigger batter like some other phones. Both phones have 1080p front facing cameras, which is probably a direct hit to Apple’s 720p front facing camera in the iPhone 5. Rounding it all out with Beats audio this is sure to be a good looking phone.

The phone also comes in some pretty funky neon colors with neon yellow, bright red, blue, and white. The phone will be available on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon in the US, no mention of Sprint. Like we said before, the phone will be 4G LTE enabled and is set to come out around November with no official price announced thus far.

[Image Credit: The Verge]