HTC launches Windows 8 phones 8X, 8C

BT Online Bureau   New Delhi     Last Updated: September 21, 2012  | 16:46 IST

HTC has launched two smartphones based on Windows Phone 8, HTC 8X and 8S. HTC's 8X and 8S feature Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system  and will be available from November in over 50 countries.

HTC 8X features a 4.3" HD-resolution super LCD 2 screen while HTC 8S has a LCD 4" screen with Gorilla» Glass.

"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."

In these phones, HTC has introduced a 2.1mp, f/2.0 aperture, 88 degree 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.

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