A few days ago we wrote about the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Today we would like to introduce another HTC smartphone with the latest Windows 8 lineup, the HTC Windows Phone 8S, also called in short HTC 8S.
Just like the 8X, the HTC 8S is now available for pre-order from Expansys at a lower price of $349.99. The phone is unlocked so it will be compatible with any GSM carrier and without contract so you will not be tied to a lengthy service agreement.
The HTC Windows Phone 8S come in four vibrant colors – blue, black, grey and red, depending on the carrier and region. The two-tone color scheme, aside from a few color licks around the lens and ear piece, keeps the second color limited to the bottom edge and the detachable cap.
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The factory unlocked HTC Windows Phone 8S features a 4-inch super LCD touch screen with WVGA resolution protected from any scrapes and scratches by Corning Gorilla Glass and a 5 megapixel camera / camcorder with auto focus, LED flash, F2.8 aperture, 35mm lens and 720p video recording, so you will be able to capture all the important moments in your life. A physical camera button lets you instantly point and shoot making the process of taking photos fast and easy.
Under the hood, the HTC Windows Phone 8S has a dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 512 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. The storage capacity can be expanded via microSD card slot compatible with cards up to 32 GB. HTC added another 7 GB on SkyDrive for free, so now wherever you go, so does your content. Total storage can reach up to 43 GB, which is plenty of space for your photos, music, videos, apps, games and more.
The music player on HTC 8S is compatible with the most popular formats, such as AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, WAV, ASF, and WMA (verison 9 and 10) file and the video player supports 3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4V, ASF, and WMV (version 9 and 10) formats. The phone comes with Beats Audio which offers studio-quality sound, deeper base, crisper vocals and detailed high notes for music, games, movies and videos.
Other features of the HTC 8S include: G-Sensor, proximity and ambient light sensor, 3.5 mm audio jack, stereo Bluetooth version 3.1 for wireless connection with other devices, for example car kits or headsets, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, GPS antenna with GLONASS, and Li-ion Polymer battery with the capacity of 1700 mAh.