Both smartphones are expected to go on sale in November
We already know that HTC Windows Phone 8X will be launched in Germany via O2 in late October. However, this won’t be the only WP8-based smartphone released in the country by the carrier.O2 is usually teasing its customers with tweets about upcoming devices. Recently, the carrier confirmed two other Windows Phone 8 devices will make their way to its portfolio next month.
Nokia Lumia 820 has been confirmed for early to mid-November, while the HTC Windows Phone 8S will be launched in mid-November.
So far, the carrier failed to unveil any details regarding the upcoming WP8-powered smartphones’ pricing options, but we can safely assume more info will surface in the following weeks.
For the time being, it’s unclear if O2 Germany will also offer Nokia’s flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920 due to the exclusivity agreements announced by the Finnish handset maker. Both HTC 8S and Nokia Lumia 820 will be shipped with Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8 platform.
For those who wish to purchase a more powerful smartphone, we recommend picking Nokia’s device, as the phone is equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor.
The HTC 8S comes with a slightly lower 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, which is complemented by the same Adreno 225 graphics processing unit.
It is also worth mentioning that Nokia Lumia 820 sports a large 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution, while the HTC 8S features a 4.0-inch S-LCD capacitive touchscreen with the same resolution.
On the inside, the former packs 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, whereas the latter has only 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. Both smartphone come with microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
The Lumia 820 also boasts an impressive 8-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss lens, but the HTC 8S features only a 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording.