HTC has announced their mid-range play into the Windows Phone 8 marketplace. The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is a vibrant looking device that packs a punch of color to hopefully make it stand out on retail shelves. The design is supposed to resemble that of a pillow with a softly rounded back and a rectangle facing front.
The device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1 GHz chipset, 512 MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, 1700 mAh battery, GPS, Beats Audio, 5 MP camera and Wi-Fi but the device, like the 8X, does not have NFC. The device also has a removable SD card, which does separate itself a bit from the 8X with its fixed 16 GB of storage.
Display-wise you are getting a 4.0-inch Super LCD panel with a WVGA resolution, coated with Gorilla Glass as you would expect . The device is also not particularly slim, coming in at 10.28mm although the curving should help to hide this.
Look for this device to hit retail shelves in early November, alongside the 8X, after the likely Windows Phone 8 announcements by Microsoft at the end of October on 150+ operators in 50+ countries.
Source: HTC Press Release (via Engadget)