HTC to announce the 8X, 8S and 8V on September 19? Specs and more images leaked

By damaster | Posted September 7, 2012 16 comments

Following the announcement of the Samsung ATIV S, as well as Nokia Lumia 820 and 920, eyes are now on HTC’s upcoming press event, to be held on September 19th in New York City, widely speculated to be about HTC’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 lineup of devices. Check out the invitation below:

HTC Windows Phone Event

We’ve previously heard rumors about three HTC Windows Phone 8 devices are coming – the HTC “Zenith”, HTC “Accord”, and HTC “Rio”, and images of an alleged HTC Windows Phone 8 device have leaked multiple times to the internet. However, we know that these are not the final names of the devices.

Today, images of an HTC Windows Phone 8 device has again leaked via Twitter user @Football4PDA, confirming the name of HTC 8X. Check it out below:

HTC 8X

In another tweet, @Football4PDA also posted specifications of a Windows Phone 8 device with a model number of C620e. The device is said to come with a 4.3” screen, 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM, 16 GB of storage, 8 megapixels camera, NFC support, as well as Beats Audio built-in. This is consistent with previous rumors for the HTC “Accord”, and it was previously reported that the display will be a Super LCD2 screen with 720p resolution. Check out the leaked specifications below:

HTC Accord specifications

Separately, Pocket-lint also reported that they have confirmed via trusted sources that the HTC 8S will be coming too, as well as the HTC 8V. If we were to go by the HTC’s naming convention for their Android-based HTC One series, then we’d expect the HTC 8X to be the flagship device, followed by the HTC 8S and the HTC 8V. This places the C620e mentioned above, or HTC “Accord”, to be the mid-range device potentially to be called the HTC 8S. The HTC 8X, shown in the leaked image above, most likely will be their flagship device for HTC’s Windows Phone 8 series.

Will HTC be able to pull off something attractive enough against the Nokia Lumia 920 or Samsung ATIV S? We might have to wait a few more weeks for September 19 to find out. Stay tuned!

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 6:09 am
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee JW, click here

    Should be a GREAT display on this thing with only a 4.3 inch screen.

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    Should be a GREAT display on this thing with only a 4.3 inch screen.

  • jnt

    The big question is will Verizon touch any of them… Been waiting on something to replace their SINGLE WP device (the Trophy).

  • jnt

    The big question is will Verizon touch any of them… Been waiting on something to replace their SINGLE WP device (the Trophy).

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshjacob Josh Jacob

    w/ verizon’s long history of having htc devices i’m really hoping so, especially the 8X since we’re not getting the lumia 920 anytime soon, if ever…im so ready to pass my trophy off and upgrade!

  • Josh Jacob

    w/ verizon’s long history of having htc devices i’m really hoping so, especially the 8X since we’re not getting the lumia 920 anytime soon, if ever…im so ready to pass my trophy off and upgrade!

  • JSYOUNG571

    For me, the only threat HTC has is the Samsung ATIV S so far.  I really don’t care too much for Nokia’s Rainbow-brite 920 and 800 phones with wireless charging and misleading camera specs. It is nothing but the Lumia 900 all over again with bumped up specs. 

  • JSYOUNG571

    For me, the only threat HTC has is the Samsung ATIV S so far.  I really don’t care too much for Nokia’s Rainbow-brite 920 and 800 phones with wireless charging ,misleading camera specs and no sd card slot. It is nothing but the Lumia 900 all over again with bumped up specs. 

    I am hoping HTC release a phone that is like my Titan.

  • Mario Albertico

    The 8X does look stunning, I love the soft-edged rectangular look. I would guess that the expanded (or “XL” as Belfiore said) time/weather tile is the latest iteration of the HTC Hub? It looks very ‘Metro’ so I can’t tell if it were a Microsoft or HTC addition.

  • Mario Albertico

    The 8X does look stunning, I love the soft-edged rectangular look. I would guess that the expanded (or “XL” as Belfiore said) time/weather tile is the latest iteration of the HTC Hub? It looks very ‘Metro’ so I can’t tell if it were a Microsoft or HTC addition.

  • jabro

    None of these are appealing. Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 are far more superior devices. You really care about additional slot for an SD card? 32GB + 7GB FREE on Skydrive is more than enough! Its a smartphone, not a full-blown computer. I truly find that any WP devices are very efficient but Nokia won me over due to how feature-rich their Lumia lineup will be when they are released. I use the Lumia 900 now and it does everything an Apple or Android phone can do + Nokia’s exclusive apps provide the ultimate WP experience. I had an iPhone and GSII but now, I wouldn’t choose anything but a Windows phone. Its simply beautiful to look at and by having this phone I’m more than satisfied everyday.

  • jabro

    None of these are appealing. Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 are far more superior devices. You really care about additional slot for an SD card? 32GB + 7GB FREE on Skydrive is more than enough! Its a smartphone, not a full-blown computer. I truly find that any WP devices are very efficient but Nokia won me over due to how feature-rich their Lumia lineup will be when they are released. I use the Lumia 900 now and it does everything an Apple or Android phone can do + Nokia’s exclusive apps provide the ultimate WP experience. I had an iPhone and GSII but now, I wouldn’t choose anything but a Windows phone. Its simply beautiful to look at and by having this phone I’m more than satisfied everyday.

  • http://twitter.com/harlemS Travis Pope

    For me it’s all going to come down to pricing and carrier availability. I’m pretty sold on the Lumia 820 and 920 do to their wireless charging but if I get shafted be T-Mobile with just low end Windows Phones as the carrier did with 7.5 devices, I’ll go with which ever flagship is available… or I’ll pack up and move to AT&T.

  • Travis Pope

    For me it’s all going to come down to pricing and carrier availability. I’m pretty sold on the Lumia 820 and 920 do to their wireless charging but if I get shafted be T-Mobile with just low end Windows Phones as the carrier did with 7.5 devices, I’ll go with which ever flagship is available… or I’ll pack up and move to AT&T.

  • Amdavies

    Why are all these new smart phones so freaking BIG!

  • Amdavies

    Why are all these new smart phones so freaking BIG!