HTC Accord render leaks out: a colorful 4.3-inch Snapdragon S4-based Windows Phone

HTC Accord render leaks out: a colorful 4.3-inch Snapdragon S4-based Windows Phone
The HTC Accord has just leaked out and it’s a very purple, very colorful Snapdragon S4-based device running on Windows Phone 8. Now, except for the color, design and camera, there is hardly much that any company can do to differentiate in the Windows Phone area - all phones are running on Qualcomm chips with buttery smooth performance. 

On the HTC Accord, it’s a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 powering a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 screen with a sweet HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

The HTC Accord is said to come in an 8GB and a 16GB version and pack an 8-megapixel rear camera, NFC support and expandable memory via microSD cards. We can’t see a front facing camera on this press photo, though, but it could still turn out to be there. It would be a sore omission, if it’s not.

This image of the HTC Accord comes from an HTC ROM, obtained by XDA-Developers’ user Football. Interestingly, the home screen shows the typical layout for Windows Phone 7.x but not a trace of Windows Phone 8. We can confidently guess that it probably was just an earlier render, and of course, the final HTC Accord will ship with WP8 on board.

source: Football4PDA via TheVerge

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  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh

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26 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

Is this HTC? Looks like LG to me.

26. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

looks nokia lumia to me... i wish that manufacturers will release a quad core version.. they all run same chipset... i just wish microsoft allow at least other manufacturer (NVIDIA Tegra, TI OMAP, Samsung Exynos) to produce WP on these chips.... they all got same hardware, now the only problem to them is the looks and how will it utperform one another!

2. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

You can clearly tell its WP8 by the Windows button on lowermiddle screen!

19. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Dude its clearly windows Mobile (7.5 or 7.8) type version. In windows Mobile 8 there wont be arrow at right side as Tiles are now resizable !!!

3. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

Samsung omnia 7?

9. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

ya i saw that resemblance!

4. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Looks like a redesigned lumia 900.

5. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

HTC changed design by copying from Nokia. The top is wasting too space look like toy, I don't like it, it should be edge to edge display is more modern day smartphone.

13. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It doesn't seem too bad. Look at where the clock is, the top bezel doesn't seem to be out of line compared to what's available today. There's got to be some distance between the ear piece and screen and edge to edge display on the sides of the phone may make handle a bit odd.

14. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

You like WP Angkor?

20. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

How is there wasted space at the top? Its proportional to the bottom look at the clock on the top right.

6. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i only trust NOKIA LUMIA over any WIN phone

7. Mehdia

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

super amoled best is super lcd

8. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The device itself is definitely Windows Phone 8 because the menu botton carries the WP8 Logo. But why are the metro tiles pictured in it WP7?!! The arrow at the upper right side pointing to the right definitely makes the metro tiles in it of WP7 variety! Maybe this is a fake?

10. Raptor9142

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

its definitely fake

11. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Lumia HTC?

12. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

S-LCD 2 is better than HD SAMOLED, but when it comes to Windows UI, i prefer the latter because of deep blacks..

15. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

I thought that was a Lumia

16. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Looks very plasticky and toy-ish? Maybe the color is misleading, but this would be a very different-looking HTC for sure. Think I'd like the "old" HTC design better.

17. Ueliton

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Fake... too narrow for a phone...the thumb won´t reach the top of the other ledge. I doubt HTC would craft something s**tty like this.

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Darn HTC, can't you do better than this? Why is your WP8 device looking Lumia-ish? Why not a WP8 on something that looks like a One X? Now that would be different! A game changer...

21. DWillyEfect

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Good luck selling a purple phone to a man.

22. bigstrudel

Posts: 606; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

For all of you criticizing the design...... We haven't even seen the back yet

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

xD Nokia is obviously setting the WP8 Table here. this needs good differentiaters or the next wave of Lumias will take supremacy with ease. give me Beats Audio, more color options naturally, a metal design and some minor, practical HTC software and i'd take a look.

24. winsaki234

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Best Android: HTC and Samung Best Wp : Nokia Best design Android: HTC Best design Wp : HTC (titan and titan2 )

25. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

My take on this Best Android: None Best Wp : Nokia Best design Android: anything besides a Samsung Best design Wp : Nokia (Lumia 900 and Lumia 800)

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