HTC Windows Phone 8S is the latest budget friendly smartphone that will run Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8 OS. HTC 8S was previously known by the codename HTC Rio. HTC 8S will feature a 4-inch WVGA display with the resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s 1.2GHz SnapDragon S4 processor and 512MB RAM. For multimedia, 8S will feature a 5 Mega Pixel rear camera capable of recording 720p HD video. There will be no front facing camera on HTC 8S. Other main features of this handset are Windows Phone 8, Bluetooth 2.0 and Wifi 802.11 b/g/n support, 4GB internal storage in addition to microSD card slot. The 8S will come in four different colors : Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue, and High-Rise Gray.
HTC 8S was officially launched in a press event in New York on Sep 19. It will be available during Q4 of this year and will go on sale for £130 in UK. HTC 8S will compete directly against Nokia Lumia 920 and Huawei Ascend W1. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : HTC Windows Phone 8S is now available on pre order from Phones4U in UK. Smartphone will be officially available by early november.
Update : HTC 8S will be available in UK from Nov 9. All major mobile carriers will sell the budget friendly smartphone. It will be free on £36 per month contract.