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HTC & Microsoft announce the 8X and 8S

Colors seem to be thing this year for Windows Phone 8. And I don’t mind that a bit! HTC teamed up with Microsoft to show off their contribution to the new OS – the Windows Phone 8X and 8S.

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The 8X is much like the One X in that it I the bigger and baddest of the two. It sports a 4.3 inch 720p HD display. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC with 1GB of RAM. For connectivity you have Wi-Fi , NFC, Bluetooth, and there will be an LTE and HSPA+ version. For camera you have a 28mm 8 megapixel BSI sensor in the rear with an f/2.0 aperture. Up front is an 2.1 megapixel f/2.0 lens. Both camera can capture 1080p video. HTC added Beats Audio for your listening pleasure. There is 16GB of storage on-board this phone. And of course, this will ship with Windows Phone 8 and all the goodies that come along with that.

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The 8S also sports Beats Audio. It has a (slightly) smaller 4 inch Super LCD display. The Snapdragon S4 SoC in the 8S is clocked at 1GHz with 512MB of RAM. There is only 4GB of onboard storage but there is a microSD card slot so you can expand of that. For the camera you have a 5 megapixel sensor in the back that can shot 720p video. There is no front facing camera here.

Both phones come is a rainbow of color options. The 8X comes in California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow. If the 8Si is more to your liking then you will be able to grab it in Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue and High-Rise Gray. The Windows Phone 8X will hit T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon. No word on US availability of the 8S. Both phones will start hitting carriers in November

About Yossarian Norman

Yossarian Norman is a nerd. He knows it, everyone that knows him knows it, and now you know it. His love for technology was nurtured by his parent who did their best to indulge him as he collected phones, took them apart, and studied them. He has spent years learning and working with mobile phones and the ever changing mobile industry.

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