The initial information about T-Mobile HTC 8X running Windows Phone 8 has been leaked through Twitter today. It is a mid-ranger believed to be competing with majority of Windows Phone 8 devices already revealed like Nokia Lumia 820. While it hasn’t been confirmed by either HTC or T-Mobile yet, the leakage is actually an evidence of HTC’s plan to release high quality devices for the Windows Phone 8 market.
TmoNews, a website dedicated to publishing mostly news from T-Mobile, suggested that the leak posted on Twitter may be legit. It started its own investigation and was able to verify that HTC 8X will actually arrive as HTC Accord on T-Mobile shelves on November 14, at least, that’s what the screenshot said.
Processor and RAM. HTC 8X will sport 1.2GHz dual-core processor, although there is no information as to the brand and chipset. There is a great possibility that it’s going to be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 SOC. It also comes with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. Windows Phone 8 does not require too much RAM so 1GB could be more than enough for this device. There is no information whether it would sport a microSD card slot or not but based on HTC’s previous devices, it may just come with it.
Display and Audio. While other manufacturers like LG and Samsung are going to release devices with larger screens, HTC seems to remain mid-range for the display. The leaked information suggests it comes with 4.3 inches display without indicating what kind of technology is used. But expectedly, Beats Audio is still being featured in this device. This is a confirmation that even after HTC sold back 25% of its shares to Beats Electronics, it still has exclusive rights to the popular audio technology.
Camera. HTC devices weren’t known for sporting camera sensors with high megapixels. The company seems to maintain the same reputation even for its Windows Phone 8 devices. According to the picture, Accord will feature 8MP camera with f/2.0 lens and an ultra-wide angle front-facing camera. The primary can record 1080p HD videos, a feature that majority smartphone lovers can live without.
NFC. When Microsoft shared its plan to pursue mobile payment system, everyone already expected Windows Phone 8 would feature Near Field Communication as long as manufacturers would provide necessary hardware.
HTC will hold an event on September 19th in New York City, if the leaks were legit, then it would be the perfect time we will officially hear about T-Mobile HTC 8X or HTC Accord.