Without doubt, 2012 is the year for Windows Phone 8. Right after a series of new WP8 smartphones released by Samsung and Nokia, as one of the WP8 terminal manufacturers, HTC has to take actions now. According to relevant news, three new phone models running on WP8 system will be launched by HTC on September 19, 2012. The three handsets HTC is going to release are the long-rumored Zenith, Accord and Rio. Based on the naming rule of HTC One series, they will be named as HTC 8X, HTC 8S and HTC 8V.
Zenith, Accord and Rio are positioned as high, medium and low level respectively. HTC Zenith is equipped with 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 dual-core processor, 4.7-inch 720p touch screen (Super LCD2), 8-million-pixel camera and HSPA+ with up to 42Mbps downstream speed support. HTC Accord adopts 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 720p screen, 8-million-pixel camera and supports NFC function. When being compared with the other two phone models, HTC Rio focuses on low-end market, employing 4-inch WVGA touch screen, providing 5-million-pixel camera and is with 512MB RAM.