HTC's Windows Phone 8X flagship official: 342ppi display, LTE, rocking 'em Beats

HTC's Windows Phone 8X flagship official: 342ppi display, LTE, rocking 'em Beats
HTC just confirmed the existence of its flagship Windows Phone 8X handset that will carry the final WP8 version, and it's a powerful spec sheet wrapped in a svelte 0.39" body in nice candy colors, which is "perfectly sculpted with a dramatic taper making [it] feel thin in your hand." It's a unibody design, so, sorry, sealed 1, 800mAh battery and on top of that no memory card slot, just a micro SIM one.

The 8X by HTC sports a 4.3" LCD 2 HD screen, which, if the One X display is any indication, should be a sight to behold, and has the respectable 342ppi pixel desnity. It ups the WP ante with a modern 28mm dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 chipset with 42Mbps HSPA+ and LTE, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, thus equating its silicon with the fierce WP8 competition in the face of the Samsung ATIV S, or the innnovative Nokia Lumia 920, which, however, has a lot more going for it with the PureView camera.

How does the HTC 8X intend to differentiate from those? Why, Beats Audio, of course. The prominent branding is featured proudly on the back of the phone, promising deep bass sound and clearer audio. "The Windows Phone 8X by HTC featuring Beats Audio also offers a unique audio amplifier powering the 3.5mm audio jack and the speaker, boosting the audio signal for even better sound no matter if you’re listening to music, playing a game or watching a video," says HTC.

As for the sniping capabilities, we have an 8MP shooter on the rear with dedicated shutter key, equipped with HTC's exclusive ImageChip technology, which is essentially a proprietary ISP, allowing for some additional photo trickery, like ultra fast capture times, and continuous shot mode that takes multiple frames per second. It sports ultra wide f/2.0 aperture, just like on the Lumia 920.

What's even more interesting, is that the 2MP front-facing shooter is with the same ultra wide 88 degree angle, "allowing up to four people and more to be captured at once", and can shoot 1080p video as well, which should make for some pretty clean and crowded Skype video calls.

The handset will be arriving on T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T in November in a couple of flashy California Blue, Graphite Black, Flame Red and Limelight Yellow colors, with the AT&T version pegged at $199.99 in the press release below. How do you like HTC's Windows Phone 8 flagship?


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Windows Phone 8X
  • Display 4.3 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1800 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1

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