HTC: larger Windows Phone 8 device is coming

Earlier this week, HTC and Microsoft teamed up to officially reveal the Windows Phone 8X, with a 4.3 inch screen, and the Windows Phone 8S, with a smaller four inch screen. However, there have been previous rumors that HTC was also working on a Windows Phone 8 device with an even bigger 4.7 inch screen, with the 8V name and the code name "Zenith."

In a new interview with the Chinese language site WPDang.com, The Chinese president of HTC, Ren Weiguang, confirmed that the company is indeed working on a larger Windows Phone 8 product, although he did not state how big it would be. He did say that the Windows Phone 8X and 8S products are simply the "first wave" of products it will launch that are based on Microsoft's mobile OS.

In related news, HTC has now posted a video showing Wednesday's full New York City Windows Phone press conference online on YouTube, which features a guest appearance by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Both of HTC's officially announced devices are scheduled to come out sometime in November; T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T are all confirmed to offer the Windows Phone 8X smartphone on their networks when it launches in the US.

Via: WPCentral.com
Source: WPDang.com | Image via Pocket-Lint

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I really hate to say this, but Neowin's slogan really shines through in this article's editing & vetting, and I'm specifically speaking towards the image included with this article. I couldn't find the associated image on pocket-lint, so it's difficult to even vet the image, but the image is, firstly, misleading, and secondly, has nothing to do with a larger WinPhone8 device.

C'MON, Editors. Hire ME!

I think that 4.5" is big enough already for most users. But I also understand that this is the trend so OEM's will keep releasing big screen phones.

M_Lyons10 said,
I dunno, there's a point when a screen is just too big for a phone...

And that point is different for each and everyone of us. Which is why HTC is also bringing out devices three devices with three different screensizes.

As a HTC Titan user I could not go back down to a smaller screen... Was going to switch to the Nokia 920, but if they bring out a 4.7+ screen its going to be mine.

I mean thats good and all but unless its coming out next month what good will it do. people are just waiting for these phones to be released. if this new bigger phone wont be out for months the market for it wont be big. Now if its the S version with a 4.7 screen even i would have to pause.

Josh_LosAltosHills said,
I mean thats good and all but unless its coming out next month what good will it do. people are just waiting for these phones to be released. if this new bigger phone wont be out for months the market for it wont be big. Now if its the S version with a 4.7 screen even i would have to pause.

Well, people become eligible for upgrade all the time. It's not like everyone upgrades at the same time and if the new phones aren't all out then they don't sell...

5.5" please! I've gotten so used to my Galaxy Note I don't want to go down in size. If HTC wants to make some good money they should be the first out with it. They're the first out with a high end smaller screen (4.3"), might as well be the first out with a high end giant screened phone.

Otherwise ATIV S it is for me.

mrp04 said,
5.5" please! I've gotten so used to my Galaxy Note I don't want to go down in size. If HTC wants to make some good money they should be the first out with it. They're the first out with a high end smaller screen (4.3"), might as well be the first out with a high end giant screened phone.

Otherwise ATIV S it is for me.

The galaxy note 2 is aready 5.5". So HTC still wont be first.

Pictured phone names don't match article names. "8X" with "Zenith" under it, but clearly you're stating "Zenith" is a codename... just saying.

#GoteamCallaham ...again

Alladaskill17 said,
Pictured phone names don't match article names. "8X" with "Zenith" under it, but clearly you're stating "Zenith" is a codename... just saying.

#GoteamCallaham ...again

Not to mention that the picture for the 8S is actually the 8X. Details? Pffft...

Shane Nokes said,

Not to mention that the picture for the 8S is actually the 8X. Details? Pffft...


...and 8V, the largest phone supposedly, is the smallest phone in the graphic...?