From the 19th of July the Sprint HTC 8XT will be available for purchase. Consumers can avail of this device by paying $99 and opting for a two-year contract. As a part of this contract consumers would get a $50 mail-in rebate. The HTC 8XT is targeted at the mid-segment market and was unveiled in June this year. Let’s go over the specs of this device, so you know what you can expect from it. The device sports a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Under the hood is a 1.4 Ghz dual-core CPU, which is accompanied by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip.
The HTC 8XT has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage space that can be expanded up to 64 GB using a microSD card. The device in the rear is fitted with an 8-megapixel camera, which is accompanied by an LED flash. You could record HD videos@30 fps using this camera. In the front, the device is equipped with a 1.6-megapixel camera. The device runs on the Windows Phone 8 OS as you already must have gauged from the title. The 8XT has been provided with stereo speakers and built-in amplifiers. It comes packed with an 1800 mAh battery, which is something that might be a little disappointing for many.
As far as connectivity goes, it has the usual features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB 2.0. One thing about this device that can be called unique is the fact that this is HTC’s first Windows Phone 8 handset. With the entry of companies like HTC and Samsung into the domain that was till now virtually ruled by Nokia, we shall very soon see the competition heating up. This could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for consumers because we might in the future see really high-end Windows Phone 8 devices being released by phone-makers other than Nokia.
Lastly, the HTC 8XT boasts of being completely environmentally friendly in that it not only comes in a recyclable package, but is made from materials that aren’t harmful to the environment. Sprint on its part is soon expected to also make available for purchase Samsung’s ATIV S Neo, but the carrier hasn’t announced the exact date as yet.