Back in 2012 HTC announced two smartphones based on the Windows OS, the 8S and 8X.
The company has sent out an invite to press for a launch event on August 19th. While the invitation doesn’t give any details as to what they will be unveiling, industry insiders report that it will be a new Windows phone. The exciting part is that they are going to base it on the HTC One 8, their current Android based flagship which has helped them grow their market share again and return to profitability.
The Windows based phone is set to have the exact same specs as the Android model:
- 3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core
- 5.0-inch Full HD 1080p with 440ppi display
- Dual camera with UltraPixel
- Front 5-MP camera with 1080p video
- 32 GB storage + 2 GB of RAM
- 2600 mAh battery capacity
While we think it is good to see more high-end phones with the Windows OS, this is not the device which HTC can bet on when it comes to battling Apple, Samsung and others in the high-end segment. The HTC One 8 has been successful but given the short product cycles in the space, the upcoming iPhone6 and new models from Samsung as well, HTC really needs to improve the current flagship in order to stay competitive.