Windows Phone 8 HTC hardware specs reportedly leaked

We know that HTC will be one of at least four smartphone companies that will provide devices for Windows Phone 8 when it is released later this year. Now The Verge reports it has received, via an unnamed source, information on the three HTC smartphones the company plans to release in support of Microsoft's next mobile operating system.

The low end phone has the code name "Rio" and the article states it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 processor inside. It will also have a four inch WVGA display, a five megapixel camera with 720p video and 512 MB of memory. The mid-range device has the code name "Accord" which could have a dual core MSM8260A processor from Qualcomm (although the article says that could change). "Accord" also is supposed to have a larger 4.3-inch display, an eight megapixel camera with 1080p video, and 1 GB of memory.

Finally, HTC is supposed to release a high-end Windows Phone 8 device with the code name "Zenith". It may have a powerful quad-core Qualcomm processor inside (not named in the article). It is also supposed to have a 4.7-inch display and an eight megapixel camera but no word yet on memory. The article claims the Rio and Accord will be out in October and the Zenith will follow later in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Source: The Verge

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Can't the likes of HTC and Samsung simply start shipping their flagship devices like the One X and the Galaxy Note with WP8 on?

McKay said,
Can't the likes of HTC and Samsung simply start shipping their flagship devices like the One X and the Galaxy Note with WP8 on?

They could, but they'll give them a different brand name anyways. So the hardware could be the same but the name something else.

McKay said,
Can't the likes of HTC and Samsung simply start shipping their flagship devices like the One X and the Galaxy Note with WP8 on?

Well, there are hardware requirements for WP8 phones. If the One X and Note do not fill those requirements, they cannot ship them with WP8.

psionicinversion said,
boom android and apple just got owned. Not sure about the 4.7 inch screen though might be a bit to big.

It's nice to have the option. I wouldn't mind having a 4.7 inch screen. I love my 4.3 inch screen. There is no way I could live with a 3.7 inch iPhone screen, no matter how much Apple talks about retina.

psionicinversion said,
boom android and apple just got owned. Not sure about the 4.7 inch screen though might be a bit to big.

How? These specs are nothing new to Android devices. It's about time MS caught up, they just need some popular game titles to take full advantage of devices like these if they want to seriously contend in the consumer market.

So wait, if I want to get rid of my Titan II with the 4.7" screen I currently use and just got, then pay full price for a "Zenith" just to get WP8, I loose my 16MP camera and get stuck with only an 8MP? That blows.

92GTA said,
So wait, if I want to get rid of my Titan II with the 4.7" screen I currently use and just got, then pay full price for a "Zenith" just to get WP8, I loose my 16MP camera and get stuck with only an 8MP? That blows.

Depends on the relative quality, if that 8MP camera shoots a better photo than the 16MP, then what does it matter?

92GTA said,
So wait, if I want to get rid of my Titan II with the 4.7" screen I currently use and just got, then pay full price for a "Zenith" just to get WP8, I loose my 16MP camera and get stuck with only an 8MP? That blows.

Picture quality over megapixels.

92GTA said,
So wait, if I want to get rid of my Titan II with the 4.7" screen I currently use and just got, then pay full price for a "Zenith" just to get WP8, I loose my 16MP camera and get stuck with only an 8MP? That blows.

Your camera is loose? Need a strap to tighten it down?

(What is so hard about spelling lose with one "o" these days? Sheesh!)

I'm still surprised none of the trolls are jumping on this complaining that it wont have enough ram. I mean Windows NT requires 4 gig of ram to run right?

Silver47 said,
I'm still surprised none of the trolls are jumping on this complaining that it wont have enough ram. I mean Windows NT requires 4 gig of ram to run right?

The Windows NT core components; aka MinWin measured about 25 MB in size during the Windows 7 time frame. With Windows 8 it's even more leaner .

FarCry3r said,

You clearly didn't understand what he's trying to say over there, didn't you? *facepalm*

Glad someone got the joke...

My Titan camera blows my Lumia 900 camera away. Nokia really blew that one. Not even close. I think the 4.3 is a better fit for my pocket though, and that polycarb case rocks. Only phone I ever had that needs no cover.

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