HTC announces Windows Phone 8S – 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, 4-inch WVGA display

Along with the top-tier Windows Phone 8X, HTC also announced the lower specc’d Windows Phone 8S today. This particular smartphone will have a 4-inch, WVGA display, and will be powered by a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512 of RAM. Storage-wise, you’re looking at a measly 4GB, but you’ll be able to increase that by stuffing in a microSD card.

There’s a 1,700mAh battery inside the WP 8S, which should keep everything running for a good long while considering the hardware isn’t exactly power hungry. Imaging-wise, you’re looking at a 5-megapixel camera, and there’s an obvious omission of a front-facing camera, so if you’re looking for a smartphone to do video chat with, this ain’t it. Still, the WP 8S looks pretty ace, and we wouldn’t mind owning one of these when it drops later on in November. No price has been set yet.