HTC 8S revealed as company’s second Windows Phone 8 smartphone
The mystery of HTC's Windows Phone 8 range unravels further with a leak of the HTC 8S
Another of HTC’s rumoured Windows Phone 8 handsets has been outed as the HTC 8S, according to reports.
Previously leaks and rumours indicated HTC was gearing up a range of three Windows Phone 8 devices, the Zenith, Accord and Rio, allegedly in that order from premium to budget.
Since then another rumour suggested that the Accord, specifically, would be known as the Windows Phone 8X.
Now Pocket-lint has reported another member of the trio will be known as the HTC 8S, according to its ‘trusted source’, although it hasn’t been specified whether this may be the Zenith or Rio.
The naming convention appears to be following HTC’s One range of Android devices: The One X, One S and One V.
Pocket-lint quizzed its source on this regarding the possibility of an HTC 8V but apparently said source was unable to comment.
The tipster was also keeping quiet about specs and other details.
‘Currently the rumours point to the HTC 8X having a 4.3-inch display, although that would fit better with the HTC 8S, if it follows the sizing of the HTC One series,’ writes Pocket-lint’s Chris Hall.
‘That would give us a 4.7-inch HTC 8X to replace the Titan II (and match the One X), a 4.3-inch HTC 8S (to match the One S) and the 4-inch HTC 8V at the entry level.’
We can’t argue with that reasoning, although one possible stumbling block is that the leaked pictures of the HTC Accord do closely match up with leaked diagrams from the HTC 8X user manual. Unless, of course, the HTC 8X was incorrectly identified as the Accord and is, in fact, one of the other codenamed devices.
It’s going to be interesting finding out. HTC is expected to announce its Windows Phone 8 range after Nokia launches its new Lumia handsets tomorrow. Meanwhile Samsung pipped everyone else to the post at IFA 2012 by revealing its Ativ S phone.