HTC has officially unveiled their first handsets running Windows Phone 8, the 8X and the 8S. If you’re a Windows Phone fan, you must be wondering how much the phones will set you back. According to an online retailer, the handsets will directly compete against Nokia’s new Lumia range.
The 8X is HTC’s high-end Windows Phone-powered handset, which will be challenging the Nokia Lumia 920. It comes with a 4.3-inch HD touchscreen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel primary camera, and a 2.1-megapixel secondary camera. The handset will be priced at £400.
The 8S is HTC’s more affordable Windows Phone 8-powered handset, which will be challenging the Nokia Lumia 820. It comes with a 4-inch touchscreen, a 1GHz dual-core processor, and a 5-megapixel camera. The handset will be priced at £225.
Other HTC handsets such as the One X come with bundled Beats headphones. Sadly, the 8X and 8S will not. They will, however, come with Beats Audio tech.
The Finnish firm has not announced the price tags of its Windows Phone 8 Lumia range. However, since the 8X and 8S are set to compete against the two Lumias, we’re expecting them to be similarly priced.
The price tags of HTC’s Windows Phone 8 handsets were not announced by the Taiwanese firm, but by Expansys. This means that the prices may not be official. We’re expecting HTC to announce pricing once Microsoft officially rolls out Windows 8 alongside Windows Phone 8 in November.
Can’t wait to get your hands on the HTC 8X or HTC 8S, or are you looking to get your hands on the Nokia Lumia 920 or Nokia Lumia 820 instead? Give us your thoughts.