HTC unveils Windows Phone 8X and 8S

HTC unveils Windows Phone 8X and 8S

HTC has unveiled its two latest smartphones in the shape of the Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S.

The eye-catching appliances have been chosen by Microsoft as "signature" devices for the Windows 8 operating system and could shake up the market.

The 8X features a 4.3-inch screen compared to the four inches offered by its sister device. HTC said that the design of the smartphones was "remarkably unique", with colours including red, blue, yellow and purple available.

Windows Phone 8S is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm 'Krait' CPU with 4GB of on-board storage and 512MB of RAM, while the 8X boasts a dual-core Qualcomm 'Krait' CPU which has been clocked to 1.5GHz, featuring 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Both devices make use of Adreno 225 graphics.

The 8X tops its sister product's five megapixel camera with its own eight megapixel snapper, although its bigger size means that it weighs in 17g heavier at 130g.

The updated Windows 8 operating system could prove to be a winner and offers VoIP out of the box, Nokia Maps, IE 10, NFC support and enhanced multitasking.