A few days ago, we posted the story about the HTC 8X arriving on T-Mobile’s shelves. Back then, the phone hadn’t been announced yet. But now T-Mobile has confirmed it with the smartphone listed as arriving “soon” on its website. The smartphone was announced last week amidst a lot of speculations, and HTC delivered. Although speculations of the device bearing resemblance to the Lumia 820 are making the rounds, the smartphone will have its own fan base when launched. The smartphone will arrive in November for an indefinite price tag, so come this November and we’ll know more. Interestingly, HTC is the only Windows Phone OEM which has mentioned the arrival date of Windows Phone 8 in the market. So going by that, it wouldn’t be wrong to guess that we’ll get to see the two new Lumias from Nokia and Samsung’s Ativ S arrive during the same time frame.
Sadly though, there’s no information about the exact availability date, so this new announcement is merely to get users excited and show what’s in store for them. OEMs have been rather quiet about the prices too, which is strange really as neither of the three companies (Samsung, Nokia, HTC) have given out prices for their respective WP8 devices. This makes us feel that they’re not going to go easy on the pockets, especially the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820. All these smartphones feature comparable specifications and the only area where the manufacturers can differentiate from their rivals is in terms of design. HTC has been fairly successful in doing that with the 8X, so there will be plenty of takers for the new smartphone.
The HTC Windows Phone 8X packs a 4.3-inch HD display (1280×720) which promises some thrills and is actually one of the key features of Windows Phone 8 i.e. support of multiple display resolutions. The device also comes with a more than decent 8MP camera which can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. The rest of the specs are pretty much the same as any WP8 smartphone out there with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz. The relatively smaller 1,800 mAh battery however could prove to be a deal breaker for heavy users. Regardless, the 8X will go up against the Lumia 820 while the Lumia 920 and the Samsung Ativ S will take each other on being high end smartphones.