Windows Phone 8S by HTC Arrives in India at Rs 18,990 ($347 / €263)

The Windows Phone 8 device sports a dual-core processor

Windows Phone 8S, the second handset that Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation unveiled to the world with Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system loaded on it, is now available for purchase in India as well.

The handset was announced for the country over a month ago, but it seems that HTC was not able to launch the device until now.

As BGRIndia reports, users interested in giving the smartphone a try can now head over to Saholic, where they will find it available at Rs 18,990 ($347 / €263) – though the full price is said to be of Rs 21,999 ($400 / €305).

Packing a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play processor and a 4-inch display that can deliver an 800 x 480 pixel resolution, the new smartphone has a lot to offer to its users.

It was launched as an affordable Windows Phone 8 alternative for all those who would like a feature-packed smartphone but did not afford to purchase a high-end device.

The specifications list of this HTC device also includes 512MB of RAM, as well as 4GB of internal memory, complemented by a microSD memory card slot that enables users to expand it by up to 32GB (to which we can add 7GB of storage on SkyDrive).

On the back, the new mobile phone sports a 5-megapixel photo snapper that can offer support for the recording of videos in 720p HD resolution.

The handset also sports Adreno 225 GPU and Beats Audio integrated inside, while featuring a two-tone body and multiple color flavors for users to choose from.

The handset was also packed with support for 3G networks, as well as with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, and with GPRS and EDGE. It sports a microUSB port too, along with built-in GPS receiver.

On top of all these, there’s Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system, which offers a nice range of new features when compared to the previous platform releases.

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