HTC Releases WP8 8X, 8S and Android Based One X+ in India Today: What do they cost?

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Following the couple of hints on its official Facebook Page regarding the release of Windows Phone 8 based HTC 8X smartphone in India, the Taiwanese manufacturer has officially released the two smartphones in the market along with the shocking launch of Android Jelly Bean based One X+ today itself. According to numerous reports, the smartphones were scheduled to be launched in the Indian market by next week, however it seems HTC doesn’t likes to sit behind, specially the day when iPhone 5 is going to make its debut in the desi market.

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Commenting at the launch event, Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, HTC India stated “We are taking the award-winning HTC One X to a new level with the introduction of the new HTC One X+. Our customers will have super-fast browsing, an even better camera and more immersive entertainment with Beats Audio.”

He added that “Windows Phone has clearly emerged as one of the top mobile ecosystems and is competitive against any other smartphone platform in the world. We are confident that the iconic design and incredible innovation of the Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S by HTC will help consumers fully realize the potential and lifestyle benefits offered by these smartphones.”

Here is a final spec rundown of the three handsets – HTC 8X, HTC 8S and HTC One X+. Have a look at it below.

Dimensions & Weight: HTC 8X carries a dimension of 132.35 x 66.2 x 10.12 mm and weighs in at 130 grams,8S boasts a dimension of 120.5 x 63 x 10.28 mm weighs around 113 grams and One X+ measures 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm in dimension and weighs around 135 grams.

Display: In this segment, HTC 8X houses a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 HD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 8S houses a 4 inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and One X+ packs a 4.7 inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

Further, the smartphone trio have displays that are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2.

Operating System: In this segment, both 8X and 8S are powered by the upcoming Windows Phone 8 and One X+ is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Processor: 8X and 8S are equipped with a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1.5GHz and 1GHz clock speed respectively and One X+ is powered by a quad core 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 AP37 processor.

Camera: On the camera optics front, 8X has an 8MP rear camera and front facing 2.1MP camera for video calling, 8S has a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front camera and One X+ has an 8MP rear camera and a 1.6MP front camera.

Storage: With the same RAM of 512 MB, 8X has 16 GB internal memory, while 8S will come with 4GB internal storag and One X+ has 64GB internal storage accompanied with 1GB RAM. In addition to 64GB of internal storage, the most offered by any smartphone, the HTC One X+ also offers users 25 GB of Dropbox storage free for two years, and supports expanded storage capabilities via USB.

However, all the three handsets lack a micro SD card slot for additional storage.

Connectivity: On the connectivity front, 8X, 8S and One X+ have NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and micro USB 2.0 features. Further, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC featuring Beats Audio also offers a unique audio amplifier powering the 3.5mm audio jack and the speaker, boosting the audio signal for even better sound.

Battery: The 8X is loaded with a 1,800 mAh Li-Po battery, while 8S will come powered by a 1,700 mAh Li-Po battery and One X+ has a 2,100 mAh Li-Po battery delivering 6 hours of talk time.

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Price & Availability

Starting from November in India, the Windows Phone 8X will be available at an MOP (Best Buy) of Rs 35,023, while the Windows Phone 8S will be available at an MOP (Best Buy) of Rs 19,260 only. On the other hand, the HTC One X+ will be available in Stealth Black and Polar White at a MOP (Best Buy) of Rs 40,190 from November 2012 onwards.

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