HTC Windows Phone 8 handset release details leaked

Only yesterday Microsoft took the wraps off its next version of the Windows Phone operating system, and now as time goes on we are starting to hear more information about the upcoming software with the news that some details of HTC’s first batch of Windows Phone 8 handsets have been leaked.

Microsoft focused on the new software features at yesterdays Windows Phone Summit, and only briefly touched on its hardware partners that will be supporting the new platform once it is released, but the team over at The Verge has got hold of some information from a reliable source about three HTC smartphones that are in the pipeline for Windows Phone 8.

They are currently going under the codenames of Accord, Rio, and Zenith that is claimed will be HTCs flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone. This will feature a 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 display with 720p resolution and powered by an unnamed quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. There will also be an eight megapixel camera and support for HSPA+ speeds of up to 42Mbit/s.

Meanwhile the Accord will feature a 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display and be powered by the Snapdragon S4 Plus dual core processor with 1GB of RAM, and will use the same eight megapixel camera as the Zenith while offering HSPA+ support and NFC. While the Rio handset will be an entry level handset with a screen size around 4-inches with a WVGA resolution.

This will be powered by the Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 processor with 512MB of RAM, and the camera will be five megapixels capable of 720p video capture, and HSPA speeds of up to 14.4Mbit/s. All three of the handsets are claimed to be coming this year with the Accord and Rio tipped for October, while the Zenith should arrive during the fourth quarter.

The source is saying that these dates are tentative and could easily slip depending on factors outside of HTC’s control, and some of the specifications still need to be finalized. Will you be considering one of these HTC handsets?

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