The Next HTC Windows Phone Flagship To Be Called HTC One W8

The Next HTC Windows Phone Flagship To Be Called HTC One W8

Or HTC One (W8), if you are into details and such. But it is great to finally see a high end new flagship powered by Windows Phone from a major vendor, even if it is a reworked Android device.

The past couple of months have provided us with ample speculation on the Taiwanese company mounting a return to the Windows Phone domain, and we even have news that HTC has been sending out invites to a press event in New York City on August 19.

Chances are, it is wholly about Windows Phone.

And now some new details have popped up regarding this Windows Phone variant of the HTC One M8.

It appears that the phone will not be called HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone as some believed. Instead, the company is sticking with the HTC One W8 name for this set.

Powered by Windows Phone 8.1, this smartphone will hit store shelves next month with almost the same hardware specifications of the popular Android flagship — including the all metal body design that has won a fair few plaudits.

A 5-inch display capable of delivering a full HD resolution is expected, to go with the 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. The CPU is said to be accompanied by 2GB of RAM.

Internal memory comes in at either 16GB or 32GB, but can be extended via the microSD card option that can take up capacities of up to 128GB. Needless to say, you will never run out of storage.

The smartphone comes in three colors, Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, and Amber Gold, and reportedly weighs in 160 grams. It also makes use of the new Voice over LTE (VoLTE) capabilities of Verizon. All combined it should make for a very exciting addition to the Windows Pone family.

Excited? Do comment.

  • Ray C

    If they really get behind these phones, they’ll finally redeem themselves a little in my eyes

  • Sally Black

    I like the color names more than the phone names! 😛 Overall though, I do think this name (HTC One w8) is simple and good enough for its purpose.

  • Robert Kegel

    If its not coming to Sprint I’m not excited. I just hope if Sprint does decide to bring this phone to the market that they don’t do the same thing they did with the 8XT and water it down with a crappy screen, and weaker parts.

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