Microsoft has just announced its latest mobile OS Windows Phone 8, and HTC has immediately responded to this by starting work on the development of three smartphones based on it. The models have even been given the names viz. Rio, Accord and Zenith, says a leak reported by The Verge.
Each of the three phones refers to its own price segment.
So, HTC Zenith ruuning Windows Phone 8 is the flagship of the new line, and Rio is from the budget segment, while the Accord is presented as of average performance, and it has received more or less modern stuffing, but it is tentatively to be reasonably priced.
The top model HTC Zenith will receive a quad-core Snapdragon chip, 4.7 Super LCD 2 touch screen (1280x720p) and 8-megapixel camera. It is also said that it will support HSPA+ in supported markets.
HTC Rio, says Electronista, the cheapest of three is based on single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor of series S4. The device is made in classic smartphone form factor, which is a candy bar without hardware keyboard, but with a large touch screen. It is reported that its supports the resolution of 800×480 pixels and has a screen size of 4 inches. In regards to the speed of this smartphone, it can be indirectly judged in terms of its RAM which is only 512 MB. But the camera in the HTC Rio is a decent one with 5-megapixel resolution – as in budget devices it is still very rare.
The middle segment new smartphone HTC Accord has the potential to attract the buyers. It is much more powerful device with a dual core CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 1 GB of RAM and a large 4.3 inch HD-touch screen having a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The screen of this gadget is made on Super LCD2 technology and image quality is in no way second to its peers on professional matrix IPS. HTC Accord has an 8-megapixel camera built into it, which records Full HD-video, and integrated module NFC allows you to turn your HTC Accord into a mobile wallet.
Expected release date of these HTC Windows Phones is somewhere in fourth quarter of this year.
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