HTC launches 8X and 8S handsets

Windows Phone 8X

Two new mobile phones have been revealed at an event in New York this week by HTC, ahead of a planned November launch.

The Windows Phone 8X and 8S are the devices in question, each of which will be amongst the first mobiles to hit the market with Microsoft’s latest operating system onboard.

The 8X is the more powerful of the two, with a 4.3 inch HD display, unibody chassis and dual core 1.5GHz processor giving it plenty of poke when compared with its closest rivals.

An eight megapixel camera with 1080p recording capabilities is found on the back, while HTC has endowed the 8X with a decent 2.1 megapixel secondary unit above the display for video calls.

The 8S is a little bit more modest, with its four inch screen and 1GHz dual core processor presumably allowing it to sneak into a much lower price bracket.

NFC will be present on the 8X but not on the 8S, which means that buyers on a budget will not be able to take advantage of this new technology for real world purchases.

HTC will be pitting its phones against the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 when it releases them in the UK during November.

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