In addition to its first Windows Phone 8 handset, the HTC has also revealed new slightly smaller phone considering the more budget-conscious crowd, and it is HTC 8S. Along with big brother, it will also go on sale in November worldwide from 150 carriers in 50+ countries.
Boasting LCD2 touchscreen, which lets the display still looked bright and clear, even under the sunny ray, the 8S has no NFC, though. Following is the quick feature and spec run-down of the handset.
HTC 8S Full Features and Specs:
- 4-inch (800 x 480p) Super LCD2 display with slightly curved Gorilla Glass
- 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
- Windows Phone 8 OS
- 512MB of RAM
- LED flash equipped 5MP back snapper with auto-focus and f/2.8 aperture
- 4GB of built-in storage [expandable via MicroSD card]
- Beats Audio (software, no amplifier)
- 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
- Measures at 120.5 x 63 x 10.28mm thick
- Weighs 113 grams
- 1,700 mAh battery
- GPS – Internal GPS antenna with GLONASS
- 3G, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
- HSPA/WCDMA (Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz); GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Unlike its bigger sibling, the HTC 8S won’t support 4G LTE; though US’s major carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile will be carrying the device, and it might grab the support on specific carriers only. It will come boasting a range of colors, including blue, gray, red and Domino (black).
It also uses MicroSIM card. No words on pricing yet, though we suspect it to be around $99 on contract. However, on the other, the phone is due to become available by TK at a price around $100TK with a contract.
We’ll sure do a follow-up post on availability and pricing details. Stay tuned.
Source – HTC