AT&T has announced that the HTC 8X will be released by the wireless carrier “before Thanksgiving”.
In a press release, AT&T says that the phone will be released “before Thanksgiving” for $199.99 with a new two-year contract.
That model, by the way, is the 16GB model.
If you want to pay a smaller upfront fee, go for the 8GB model which comes in California Blue and an AT&T-exclusive Limelight yellow for $99.
That’s the same price as the Lumia 920 which comes you can now preorder from the carrier and can get earlier than the HTC 8X.
The Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will be available on Friday, November 9, while the HTC 8X will be available any time between now and November 22.
All of these phones – including the HTC 8X – are powered by the newly-released Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.
Just like its new WP8 brothers on the AT&T lineup, the HTC 8X features a unibody design described by AT&T as “pure” and having a “perfectly sculpted” design with “a dramatic taper that feels think in your hand.
The HTC 8X comes with a 4.3-inch Super LCD 720p HD display (1280 x 720 pixels) which is protected by a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The resolution makes this have a 342 pixels-per-inch display density which surpasses the 326 ppi Retina Display density of the iPhone 5 screen.
The HTC 8X is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Krait cores, 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 225 GPU.
It features an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash with continuous video light, geo-tagging, touch focus with continuous autofocus, and full-HD 1080p video recording at 30 frames-per-second.
The Windows Phone 8 smartphone’s front camera is a 2.1-megapixel unit capable of full-HD 1080p video capture.
The HTC 8X also boasts of being the first-ever Windows Phone 8 smartphone with built-in Beats Audio technology which makes it a device that “gives users authentic, studio-quality sound,” according to AT&T.
“Our Windows Phone portfolio features the best designs for the fantastic experience of Windows Phone 8,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices and Developer Services, AT&T Mobility.
“Combine that with very exciting prices and our customers have lots of good reasons to choose Windows Phone this holiday season,” the senior AT&T executive added.