HTC’s Windows Phone 8 launch devices line-up revealed

HTCDuring the Windows Phone Summit held on Wednesday, Microsoft revealed the list of OEMs who will be release the first Windows Phone 8 devices during launch sometime this Fall. Amongst these OEMs is HTC, who had been a long-time partner with Microsoft since the Windows Mobile times back in 2002. Shortly after the Summit, HTC released a press release confirming their support for Windows Phone 8:

HTC is committed to Windows Phone more than ever and we are excited to be bringing new Windows Phone 8-enabled smartphones to customers later this year. With the introduction of Windows Phone in 2010, Microsoft initiated a new powerful mobile ecosystem with a consumer experience that was both unique and user friendly.

Notice that they mentioned smartphones in plural form, indicating that there will be more than one HTC Windows Phone 8 devices coming this year. Well, The Verge managed to obtain information indicating that there will in fact be three HTC Windows Phone 8 devices during launch. Below are the details of the three new phones:

HTC “Zenith” Display: 4.7” 720p Super LCD2
Camera: 8 megapixels (1080p capture)
Processor: Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
Memory: ? GB RAM
Network: 42Mbps HSPA+ (International Variant)
Release: 4Q 2012
HTC “Accord” Display: 4.3” 720p Super LCD2
Camera: 8 megapixels (1080p capture)
Processor: Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8260A)
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Network: 42Mbps HSPA+ (International Variant)
Release: October 2012
HTC “Rio” Display: 4” WVGA
Camera: 5 megapixels (720p capture)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8227)
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Network: 14.4Mbps HSPA (International Variant)
Release: October 2012

It is said that the phones will come with NFC support too, complementing Windows Phone 8’s new Wallet experience. Other specs are unknown at the moment, including the specifications of front facing camera (if any), storage size (or if microSD slots are available), and how fast the processors are. Of course, all of the above information are unconfirmed, so take this with a pinch of salt. So how do you like the above three phones? Will you get any of them at launch? Let us know in the comments below!