HTC are going through a busy time because they are launching a number of smartphones in the next month including the HTC One X+, the HTC 8S and the HTC 8X. The online retailer Expansys have now added launch dates for all 3 of the smartphones to their store.
The first smartphone to land will be the HTC One X+ (pictured above) on October 30th. The HTC One X+ is an improved version of the HTC One X, which was the company's flagship Android smartphone.
When compared to the original the HTC One X+ has a faster 1.7 Ghz quad-core processor, double the onboard memory (64GB) and an improved front-facing camera (1.6 mega-pixels). Additionally, the smartphone comes pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean and HTC Sense.
The HTC One X+ has been priced at £495 by Expansys , which seems a reasonable price when you consider the amazing specification of the smartphone.
Following closely after the launch of the One X+ is the HTC 8X , which is HTC's flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The new Windows smartphone will be available to buy on November 2nd , which is when Microsoft's new platform lands.
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC (or HTC 8X) has a 4.3 inch Super LCD2 display and is powered by a 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor that is backed up by 1GB of RAM. Other features include an 8 mega-pixel camera , Beats Audio technology and support for 3G, WiFi, NFC and microSD cards.
Expansys have priced the HTC 8X at £400, which is a decent price but a little more than we'd be happy to pay for an equally specced Android smartphone.
The final smartphone set to launch is the HTC 8S (pictured above) which has been listed as launching on November 15th and priced at £225. As the price suggests the HTC 8S is a more affordable smartphone but it still runs on the new Windows Phone 8 platform.
The specification of the HTC 8S includes a 4 inch touch-screen, 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor , 4GB of onboard memory, a 5 mega-pixel camera and Beats Audio support. Our first thoughts are that the HTC 8S offers great value and we're looking forward to reviewing the smartphone.
By Simon Thomas on 24th October, 2012