HTC just unveiled its second Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone – called Windows Phone 8S. It’s more compact than the 8X and should go easier on the wallet as it comes with with less capable hardware.
The HTC Windows Phone 8S is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset and runs on a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor and Adreno 225 GPU. It has 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot. The screen is 4-inch capacitive Super LCD of WVGA resolution, which has Gorilla Glass protection.
The rest of the specs include a 5MP camera (F2.8, 35mm lens) with LED flash, 720p video recording and dedicated camera key. The 8S comes with the usual connectivity package – Wi-Fi, GPS (with GLONASS), and Bluetooth (no LTE) and packs a 1700 mAh battery.
HTC Windows Phone 8S runs on the latest Windows Phone 8 (yes, really) and has the Beats Audio enhancements.
There is still no info on the pricing and the availability.