HTC Windows Phones available at retailers in India

The HTC 8X and HTC 8S is readily available in India, with the likes of retailer Saholic stocking both the flagship and mid-level Windows Phones for Rs. 34,149 ($624) and Rs. 19,359 ($354) respectively. We've just covered news that Lumia hardware will be heading to the market early 2013, but it's good to see other Windows Phones available in the meantime, and HTC hardware isn't necessarily a bad choice.

Being HTC's high-end device and the signature Windows Phone, the HTC 8X boasts an 8MP BSI rear camera (with 2MP front-facing camera), dedicated HTC ImageChip, 1080p HD video recording, 4.3 '' 1280 x 768 Super LCD 2 display, dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4, 1GB RAM, 8 or 16GB internal storage, 1800 mAh battery, NFC and LTE.

The HTC 8S sports a 3.8" display, dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon chip, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage (with MicroSD support) and a 5MP camera. While a mid-level Windows Phone, the 8S isn't a slouch by any means (should you be able to work around the limited internal storage).

Source: Saholic (8X 8S); thanks, Shahid, for the tip!

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  • Good to see India getting WP love, with the huge middle class market I am sure both Nokia and HTC will do well, first!
  • It's been available for a couple of weeks now. I got myself the black 8X. What a stunning phone!
  • From which retailer u got the phone
  • I bought it offline actually. It's been available for more than a week at Devendra Telecom in Bangalore. And yeah, the black is available on Flipkart, Infibeam and a couple of other sites.
  • Just to add, Croma (the retail store) has it as well! Checked out the purple 8X a couple of days back. 
  • It's been in Reliance for quite sometime now.....
  • has been..its been available on flipkart for a while..
  • Purchase it from anywhere else but avoid Saholic. Their service is very bad and sometimes they delay shippment for more than 10 days.
  • Yes the HTC 8x has been available for a while. But the HTC 8s started to show up just yesterday after a month long delay.
    Also isnt it 4 inch and not 3.8"
  • Finally its here.. was waiting for a long time.. 
  • Everything looks so much better on windows phone 8
  • HTC 8S seems to be overpriced, since it has the specs of a low end WP8 device. Rs.19K (abt $350). On the other hand, the design looks cool :)
  • in order to thank everyone, characteristic, novel style, varieties, low price and good quality, and the low sale price. Thank everyone
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  • i am waiting for first week of january as it brings nokia lumia 920