Recently, one of the first HTC handsets running Windows Phone 8 the 8X was revealed to be priced at £400. Now, this price has increased by £130, making it £530. That’s a huge difference. The question is, what’s the real price?
Amazon has listed the 8X at £530. Although this includes free shipping, the gap between £400 is £530 is huge. Earlier, Expansys revealed that HTC’s new Windows Phone flagship would be sold at £400. Expansys also revealed that the more affordable Windows Phone 8S would be sold for just £225. Amazon is yet to reveal its listing for the 8S.TC HTC
So what’s the 8X’s real price? Will it set you back £400, or will it be priced at £530? Sadly, Microsoft will be launching Windows 8 with its mobile version Windows Phone 8 in November. This means that we’ll get to know the smartphone’s price a little bit over a month from now.
The Taiwanese phone giant is not the only manufacturer that will be offering Windows Phone 8 devices. The first was Samsung with the Ativ S. The second was Nokia with the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. The third was HTC with the 8X and 8S.
The HTC 8X is the company’s high-end Windows Phone 8-powered handset, sporting a 4.3-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and a 9-megapixel rear-facing camera. It will be challenging the Nokia Lumia 920. The HTC 8S is a smaller and more affordable Windows Phone 8-powered handset. It sports a 1 GHz dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel primary camera. It will challenge the Nokia Lumia 820.
Nokia, however, is not pleased with HTC’s 8X. It is reportedly filing a legal complaint against the HTC handset for looking and feeling too similar to the Lumia 820.
How much do you think the HTC 8X will cost? Will it be £400, or will it be £530? Tell us what you think through a comment below.