HTC is known to release a flagship phones, targeted towards the technophiles, and then release a more affordable version which is targeted towards the mass market. This can be seen in the case of HTC’s last flagship phone, the HTC One X, which was followed up by the HTC One S
True to its business strategy, HTC has released a cheaper (not quality wise, only price wise) version of its Windows Phone Flagship, the HTC 8X (click here for more details on the HTC 8X), in the form of the HTC 8S
The HTC 8S is a more affordably priced Windows 8 Phone , which HTC has produced as device which will introduce the consumer to the world of Windows Phones, without breaking the bank. This phone, hence, serves a similar place to the likes of the Nokia 820 , in becoming a device which you can purchase, exploiting the Windows Phone 8 platform to the fullest, without emptying your pockets.
The HTC 8X has been a reported success, and it looks as if the HTC 8S will also follow in its footsteps. For those of you interested in purchasing the device, let us walk you through some of the things which you should go through before purchasing the device.
HTC 8s Specs
- a 4 inch S-LCD Display with a resolution 0f 480×800.
- 4 GB of internal memory and 512 MB RAM
- 5 MP camera with LED Flash, capable of 720p video recording
- Dual Core 1 GHz Krait Processor with Adreno 305 GPU
- Bluetooth 3.1, Wifi, Beats Audio Enhancement, expandablile memory upto 32 GB
The specs of the HTC 8S may not be spectacular, and will look very last generation to some, but the Windows Phone 8 Platform runs smoothly on this, and you will not feel that you are operating a device with specs which are not at the level of the titans like the Nokia Lumia 920 (click here for more details) or HTC 8x
HTC 8S Price
The HTC 8S is priced at a reasonable price of $390 unlocked in the US, and can be obtained for 300 Pounds in the UK. The HTC 8S will also be launched in India at a reported price of 19,000 rupees. Expect the HTC 8S to be also available on a 3 year contract for the price of $99.
HTC 8S Release Date
The HTC 8S has been released/launched an can be picked up unlocked. The carrier locked verison are yet to be announced. We will keep you updated about this.
As you can see, the HTC 8S looks like a promising purchase, and at an affordable rate. It will let you taste Microsoft’s new OS iteration. If you are happy with an older OS, you can also try out the Samsung Focus Flash , Nokia Lumia 510, Nokia Lumia 610 etc. which all support the older version of Microsoft’s OS, but can save you some money, if price is a major concern. The Nokia Lumia 620 (click here for more details) is also a viable option, as it is not only moderatly priced, but also supports Windows Phone 8 OS.
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