At this point, no phone is safe from leaking out ahead of schedule and next up on the chopping block is the HTC Windows Phone 8 device, previously known as the “Accord.” According to new leaks, the device will be called the 8X and will feature some decent specs, presumably for a mid-range device. These specs and the images, above and below, come from the XDA forum member, Football4PDA who has leaked some HTC information before.
This mid-range WP8 device, assuming these specs are correct, will sport a 4.3-inch display (no word on resolution) a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor (the same processor as HTC’s DROID Incredible 4G LTE), a pretty nice 8-megapixel camera with an F2.0 28mm lens, an LED flash, there’s also an “ultra” wide angle lens front-facing camera (we can only assume that it is a wide angle so there can be more than one person in the shot), both cameras are capable of shooting in 1080p, which means the front camera, is also an HD camera. Since it is an HTC device, Beats Audio has also been incorporated as well and thanks to the upgrade in WP8, it also features NFC.
Since Microsoft is pretty strict on what OEM’s can do with their OS, don’t expect the same type of UI tinkering that HTC does with their Android devices. However, HTC will incorporate some of their trademarks, like the large clock, which has been made into a WP title, as seen in the image above. We also know from a previous leak that Beats Audio has been built into the root of the OS, so users can control the the sound output. We should also expect some of HTC’s ImageSense camera features as well.