Technically Speaking: HTC 8X Windows Phone
Today is the day many iPhone fans have been waiting for. Lines of Apple fanatics have been forming outside of Apple stores for days all over the world for a chance to say I was the one who held an iPhone 5 first.
While that has been going on, Steve Ballmer of Microsoft and Peter Chou of HTC somewhat quietly announced the HTC 8X Windows Phone. Some people may not care, but don’t dismiss it completely. This is going to be the Windows flagship phone, and for good reason. I’ve outlined the specs below.
- Display: 4.3-inch super LCD 2, Gorilla Glass, 1280×720
- CPU: Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz dual-core
- Memory: 16 GB, RAM 1 GB
- Network: GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE/ CDMA/ HSPA/ WCDMA/ LTE
- Wireless: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, 2.4 & 5 GHz
- Ports: 3.5mm audio, microUSB
- Cameras: Front- 2.1 MP, f/2.0 aperture, ultra-wide angle, 1080p recording; Rear- 8 MP, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm lens
- Audio: Beats Audio
- Battery: 1,800 Ah
- Dimensions: 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12mm, 130 grams; 5.21 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches, 4.58 ounces
- NFC capable, depending on operator
The Windows Phone 8X will be available in November from 150 carriers including AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile in the US. The best part about it is you probably won’t have to camp out for days in order to purchase it.
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