Nokia pimps its rear cameras, HTC the front ones: watch a demo of the HTC 8X wide-angle video chat cam

Nokia pimps its rear cameras, HTC the front ones: watch a demo of the HTC 8X wide-angle video chat cam
One of the differentiating features of the upcoming Windows Phone 8X by HTC, is its front-facing camera, capable of 1080p video recording for the first time, but also featuring very wide 88-degree angle f/2.0 lens, that allow up to four people to fit in that annoying video chat you are prepping over the integrated Skype.

Now we have a live demo video of that same feature, and it is indeed something to see such a large amount of the surrounding environment fitting into the frame, making it a perfect fit for both those live streams of the family Christmas gathering, or your next frat boy party.

The HTC 8X also sports a dedicated audio amplifier, which was demonstrated to pump out some deafening sounds, so you want be left asking "What?" after each sentence either.

via WMPU



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Windows Phone 8X
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh(11.3h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. psysect

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

woww!! front camera is fantastic,,best point of view angels.

2. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

I am really liking the innovation on the Windows Phone smartphones... but the OS is just so limited! :/

3. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Wp8 is less limited than wp7/7.5 and is in many ways great,different and beautiful.....just check the videos on YouTube

4. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

WP8 will share the same kernel at Windows 8 – meaning native C/C++ code support (allowing game devs to use the Havok Engine etc.), Direct X hardware acceleration, and very little effort to get regular Windows code running on a WP8 handset. Expect BIG things.

5. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

How can you state that when WP8 hasn't even been released for viewing yet? I call BS.

6. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Good look HTC.

7. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Who cares about front camera... do you always use them?.. i think not...

9. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Well unless your some sort of third person omniscient in the story of my life it doesn't really matter what you think. I use Google+ Hangouts everyday.

10. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

other than that occasional self portraits... but in total not all people uses front camera everyday...

11. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Your really missing out. You should start using your secondary camera more. It's awesome, really!

12. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Yes im using it sometimes... With instagram... LOL!.. XD

8. EspHack

Posts: 70; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

seems laggy

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