Along with the 8X, HTC also brings the mid-range 8S smartphone running Windows Phone 8 operating system. Like the 8X, the 8S has a clean design. It gets a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor and only 512MB of memory. The handset also comes with built-in Beats Audio for studio-quality sound.
The HTC 8S features a smaller 4-inch WVGA Super LCD touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, and a 5 Megapixel auto focus and LED flash. It is okay for a mid-range phone to not include Full HD video recording but 720p HD video recording, but lacking a front-facing camera makes it disappointing. You can expect Bluetooth 2.1, GPS/AGPS and GLONASS and WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity. While the flagship 8X has no memory slot for expansion, the 8S has microSD/SDHC slot along with 16GB onboard storage.
HTC will launch the 8S in November in Domino, Fiesta Red, Atlantic Blue and High-Rise Gray colors.