HTC has scheduled an event in New York City on September 19, where it is expected to announce its first Windows Phone 8 handset. But you don’t need to wait until then to find out all about it, because we have the details right here.
Twitter user “FootballPDA” has posted two images of the handset on online — one of which includes an overview of its specifications. Codenamed the Accord, the device will actually launch as the HTC 8X, or the “Windows Phone 8X HTC,” according to the image.
It will boast a 4.3-inch, 720p high-definition display, and it’ll be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It will also feature an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 lens, which will offer autofocus, an LED flash, and full high-definition 1080p video recording. As for the front-facing camera, that will reportedly sport an “ultra-wide angle” lens for better video calls, and will — surprisingly — be capable of 1080p video recording as well.
Like the majority of HTC’s most recent smartphones, the 8X will include Beats audio technology, plus NFC connectivity, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot.
In comparison with other Windows Phone 8 devices we’ve already seen, the 8X isn’t too dissimilar to the Nokia Lumia 820 when it comes to internals. The screen is the same size, it features the same amount of RAM, and a similar rear-facing camera — though without Nokia’s PureView technology. Nokia’s handset also has a slightly faster 1.5GHz processor.
The 8X won’t be the fastest Windows Phone 8 handset on the market later this year, then, but who knows what else HTC has up its sleeve for that September 19 event.