HTC 8X & 8S New Windows Phone

HTC has unveiled two Windows Phone 8 handsets at an event in New York.

The firm has said that it intends to promote the 8X, which features a 4.3″ (10.9cm) display, as its flagship device alongside the Android-powered One X.

The firm is also offering a smaller 8S model with a 4″ (10.2cm) screen.

HTC’s share price has fallen more than 50% since February after the firm experienced weak sales of earlier models despite positive reviews.

Analysts have said the firm had a weak advertising campaign which was compounded by the fact that its South Korean rival, Samsung, had a much bigger marketing budget.

Nokia and Samsung have already shown off alternative Windows Phone devices which will launch after Microsoft releases the operating system.

HTC 8X New Windows Phone

Operator support:

HTC said the 8X would launch in 50 countries in early November across 126 mobile operators, while the 8S would be available in 52 countries with more than 146 operators.

Such detail was notably lacking at Nokia’s recent Lumia 920 launch, where it did not confirm the date or number of countries the smartphone would be sold in.

HTC made much of the devices’ design at the US event saying they had “a remarkably unique profile” thanks to the way their edges tapered, becoming thinner at the bottom, to make them feel thin in their users’ hands.

It said its top-end model featured an 8 megapixel camera on its rear supported by a dedicated chip for “faster focus speed and clearer, sharper shots”. The 2.1MP front camera – used for video chats – has also been designed to provide a wide-angle view.

The firm also hopes to distinguish both models by including Beats Audio sound equipment which it said offered “deeper bass and crisp vocals”. The handset maker owns a 25% stake in the company.

The 8X has an NFC (near field communication) chip for touchless payments, but the 8S does not. However, the 8S has a slot for a Micro SD card allowing extra storage, something the 8X lacks

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