Microsoft has already lifted the wraps off the new release of its mobile OS, Windows Phone 8. The new release is definitely a lot better in that it packs a whole lot of new features. Moreover, it requires dedicated, specialized hardware to run it. And it has now been revealed that HTC is now gearing up to furnish this kind of hardware in three of its future devices.
Apart from Nokia which is the main Windows Phone player with its flagship lineup of Lumia devices, HTC is the other main player in the Windows Phone arena. So its really intriguing to see what HTC has up its sleeve to commemorate the release of Windows Phone 8. According to sources, the company has plans of launching three smartphones to go with Windows Phone 8.
Rio – bottom range:
HTC has plans of launching ‘Rio’ as a bottom-range Windows Phone 8 device. Naturally, it will require the minimum hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8. According to reports, it will feature a Qualcomm MSM8227, which is a processor from the famed Snapdragon S4 Plus family. Moreover, the display of Rio will be a 4-inch WVGA and it will come equipped with a 4 megapixel camera with the ability to capture 720p video. The RAM is a mediocre 512 MB.
Accord – Mid range:
Accord is a notch up from Rio. This handset will pack a more powerful dual-core processor together with 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera. The display will be a 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD 2 and it will ship with NFC support.
Zenith – Top of the range:
Finally, Zenith will be HTC’s flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone. It will have a quad-core Qualcomm processor, allowing for some heavy-duty work. The display will be larger, a 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD 2 and it will pack the same 8-megapixel camera as Accord.
According to the sources, Rio and Accord are expected to hit the shelves by October where the big gun, Zenith, will arrive some time during the fourth quarter. It would be really worth a shot to see how Windows Phone 8 will run on these HTC devices.
Source: The Verge