17:03 20th Sep, 2012
HTC Windows Phone 8S With 4" Screen Officially Unveiled
Mid-range WP8 smartphone comes with a 5 mp snapper; expected to ship alongside Windows Phone 8X.
Along with unveiling the HTC Windows Phone 8X, HTC came up with the Windows Phone 8S at a scheduled media event. This smartphone has lower specs as compared to the 8X, packing in a 1 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor with 512 MB of RAM. It has a smaller 4" WVGA resolution screen coated with Gorilla Glass. The 5 mp rear snapper with auto focus and LED flash is capable of recording videos at 720p, but it misses out on a front camera. Here is the list of technical specifications:
- Windows Phone 8.
- 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor with 512 MB of RAM.
- GSM\GPRS\EDGE: 850\900\1800\1900 MHz; HSPA\WCDMA: Europe\Asia: 900\2100 MHz.
- 5 megapixel rear camera with auto focus LED flash, F2.8 aperture and 35mm lens capable of 720p video recording; no front camera.
- 4" super LCD touch screen with WVGA resolution and Gorilla Glass protection.
- 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n.
- Internal storage: 16 GB, with expansion microSD card slot for additional storage.
- Internal GPS antenna with GLONASS.
- G-Sensor, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor.
- Embedded 1700mAh rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery.
- Measures 4.7" (l) x 2.5"(w) x 0.4" (10.28 mm) (d) and weighs 113 grammes.
- Supported audio formats – Playback: AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, WAV, ASF, WMA (version 9 and 10); recording: WAV (w/OneNote).
- Supported video formats – Playback: 3GP, 3G2, MP4, M4V, ASF, WMV (version 9 and 10); recording: MP4.
- Available colours: Blue, Yellow \ Grey, White \ Black, Red.
The 8S, like the 8X, will be available in November 2012; pricing hasn't been disclosed. Until then, feast your eyes on this video, which features both devices.
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