After announced the high end Windows 8 smartphone, the HTC 8X Windows Phone 8, the Taiwanese Electronics company also expanded the their middle range of Windows 8 smartphone line up with HTC Windows Phone 8S. Comes with sylish two-tone color design with same unique unibody polycarbonate chassis with smaller and lighter body make it eye-catching and more comfortable in the small hand. Like it’s “brother”, HTC 8S expected will be hit the US and Europe market in November with price tag around at £225 or about $365. The potential buyers can choose a few colors to suit their style, include Flame Red, Graphite Black, Limelight Yellow and California Blue.
Like its sibling, HTC Windows Phone 8S also powered by new Qualcomm® S4 platform to gives enough performance for mobile tasks, but it has lower configurations. Under the hood, this model has a Qualcomm S4 MSM8627 dual core processor as the heart with a clock speed at 1GHZ, paired with 512MB RAM and also preinstalled with the latest generations of Mocrosoft Windows Phone 8 as the operating system. Yeah, it’s not the most powerful specs, but the company promises if the phone also compatible with a lot of Windows Mobile applications, streaming video or playing ligh games with ease.
The 4 inch Super LCD touch screen display also protected by Gorilla® Glass, but only can produce maximum resolution display at 800 x 480 pixel. Dimensions are 120.5 x 63 x 10.28 mm and has weighs only at 113g with 1700 mAh rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery. It’s not the lightest 4 inch smartphone that currently available on the market, but it still lighter and thinner than The Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Android smartphone which has weighs at 138.9 grams with measures 121.9 x 63.5 x 12.7mm.
On the back, you’ll see the company logo, Beats logo and a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, Led Flash, f/2.8 aperture and HTC’s ImageChip support for improving photos and video quality, as well as stereo loudspeaker for audio experience. It capable to capture clear and beautiful photos and shoot 720p video capture, but sadly, the HTC’s Windows 8 smartphone lacks front facing camera for video communications.
According the product page, it also equipped with 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, microUSB 2.0 port, microSIM slot, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor and G-Sensor, as well as internal GPS antenna with GLONASS also bundled with this model. For connectivity, the 8S model also integrated with Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WLAN and working on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz networks. For storage, it has 4 GB of internal storage with microSD card slot for expansions additional mmeory space up to 32GB. If it’s not enough for you, the HTC Windows Phone 8S buyers also got free 7GB extra space on SkyDrive, so can access all of your favorite music, pictures and movies everytime and everywhere. So, what do you think? Are you interested and consider to buy this device?