HTC is now probably the second-most important Windows Phone 8 manufacturer as Samsung is now mostly focused on Android, and Nokia is Microsoft’s sidekick, and good news is that HTC Windows Phone 8 roadmap has just leaked out.
Here’s what you’d get: the HTC Rio, HTC Zenith and HTC Accord. Just like on Android, HTC seems to use a trio of devices to hit different price points and still keep its focus.
HTC Rio will feature a 4-inch WVGA screen and come with a 5-megapixel camera shooting 720p video. The Qualcomm MSM8227, part of the Snapdragon S4 family, is what powers the devices and it works along with 512MB of RAM. Connectivity-wise, the upcoming HTC Rio is expected to come with 14.4Mbps HSPA.Starting from the most affordable of the bunch, the
Next up, right in the mid-range is the HTC Accord. The Accord comes with a 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD2 display and an 8-megapixel rear snapper capturing 1080p video. The exact silicon is not yet known, but it will be a more capable dual-core processor of the Snapdragon S4 breed with 1GB of RAM. Additionally, you get NFC and 42Mbps HSPA+.
Finally, the most exciting device that HTC is bringing to Windows Phone 8 world is the HTC Zenith. The Zenith is said to feature a massive 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, also with an 8-megapixel camera and 42Mbps HSPA+. Here, though, the processor gets bumped up to a quad-core Snapdragon, but again - no specifics.
Finally, the prices are unknown, but the release dates are just as you’d expect - October for the Rio and Accord, and Q4 2012 for the Zenith. Not a bad start for HTC’s Windows Phone 8 family is it?
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They always put great cameras in their phones! Love that! :)
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 9:44 AM 10
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Agree!! My Wife is in LOVE with her Titan camera, almost to the point I am jealous at parties as she brags on it and forgets my name!! :-D Wonder why HTC bumped the Zenith back down to a 8 Megapixel from the 16 it threw into the T2? Not that it matters, I am sure the cameras will be great, but just curious...
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 9:49 AM 6
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excuse me, did u check on the camera blind test of gsmarena? htc one x is way behind its contenders especially pureview
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 9:50 AM 6
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I completely agree with you. Those who are satisfied with HTC's cameras will be satisfied with any other camera. For me, cameras are HTC's weakest point. Megapixels are almost irrelevant in terms of picture quality (see low megapixel dslr-s).
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 10:59 AM 3
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I sometimes have a hard time distinguishing sarcasm from honestly through text. BUT I'm pretty sure "They always put great cameras in their phones! Love that! :)" was sarcasm right? Some of my friends and I own a HTC device and the camera just... blows, really. PureView ftw.
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 9:59 PM 2
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this should have htc's imagechip(files in RAW format) and imagesense although I doubt that Microsoft will allow that. I wonder if it is gonna be cheap. I think it will be cheaper than it's android counterparts. Ex- desire S and the radar have similar specs(even the same unibody with the exception being the rounded earpiece) but, the radar is cheaper.
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 5:38 AM 0
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no more 16mp camera in phones?
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 9:50 AM 0
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HTC should have resampled the 16 megapixel images to 8 megapixels on the Titian II. It is the same camera sensor on the ONE S and ONE X. I compared the sample of two shots taken, one on the one S and the other on the HTC Titan II and it seemed that the image quality was exactly the same, except that it was 4 times the resolution lol. But a lot of reviewers seem to not get the point in having 16 megapixels vs 8. You can crop twice as much and still have plenty of detail left.
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 9:56 AM 1
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You don't need that much. Do you?
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 10:08 AM 0
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Interesting! But, not impressed with the naming convention (if there's one) of the devices. I like how HTC have named their Android's lineup as one (pun mwuhaha), they should follow the same for their Windows phone lineup. Else, its going to be difficult to stand up against the likes of iPhones, Galaxies, Xperias because these lineups have their past successes driving the success of their current products.
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 10:29 AM 0
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If Nokia bumps up the specs (screen, processor) in the upcoming WP Pureview, it'll destroy all. For now, HTC's WP devices sound very nice.
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 10:32 AM 2
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well nokia has their final chance here i must say they will be comming with all they got now on WP8 since they have keep the wp7 sales on limited markets hardly 30% of the countries were in their list now they may release on full scale
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 10:44 AM 0
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Damn, looks like Nokia got some tough competition ahead. But these specs are looking to become common with windows phone 8 just like in Android Flagships, so Nokia will also release something like that.....................but with pureview! hehehehehehehehe
posted on Jun 21, 2012, 11:18 AM 1
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