HTC officially announces Windows Phone 8X – 4.3-inch 720 display, dual-core S4 with LTE

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Seems that Microsoft has gone the way of Google when it comes to promoting its next mobile OS, and has partnered with an OEM to produce a Windows branded smartphone. That lucky OEM is HTC, and their collaboration with Windows has produced the Windows Phone 8X. The WP 8X bears a lot of top-tier hardware: a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, NFC capability and a meaty 1,800mAh battery. This particular smartphone will be packing a 4.3-inch 1280×720 Super LCD 2 display with Gorilla Glass 2, and will sport LTE – though it’ll only be for the States for now.

Looking at the WP 8X, it’s clear it looks familiar to Nokia’s own polycarbonate offerings, and is constructed out of polycarbonate plastic. The WP 8X will also pack Beats Audio with a built-in amplifier, as well as an 8-megapixel camera with continous shooting capability, as well as a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The firm has announced that the device will hit on November for 150 carriers worldwide.