Announcing HTC’s new Windows Phone 8 lineup

This morning in New York City our partners at HTC took the wraps off two stunning new additions to the growing Windows Phone 8 family—the Windows Phone 8X and 8S.

As you might have noticed, these are the first devices with “Windows Phone” right in the name. HTC CEO Peter Chou said on stage this morning that after seeing our plans for Windows Phone 8, he asked his designers to go big and create phones to match our software’s design and personality. I think they achieved that and more. These phones have eye-catching designs, Beats Audio technology for studio-quality sound, and impressive cameras.

HTC announced that the 8X and 8S will be available on 150-plus carriers in more than 50 countries beginning in November.

The official HTC blog plans to have more on the Windows Phone 8X and 8S. And make sure to check back here later this morning for a hands-on video preview and detailed first look at the new phones from Ben Rudolph.

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC

The Windows Phone 8X (above) sports a a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection and 720p resolution, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 16 GB of storage, and two amazing cameras: The 8MP rear camera shoots full 1080p video, while the front has a 2.1MP, 1080p-capable camera with an 88 degree viewing angle. The 8X comes in California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red, and Limelight Yellow.

The Windows Phone 8S by HTC 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Windows Phone 8S has a 4-inch Super LCD display with Gorilla Glass, dual-core 1GHz processor, 5MP rear camera, and 4GB of internal storage. Its two-tone polycarbonate body comes in four color combinations.