Just in time for Christmas: Windows Phone 8S with Gorilla Glass lands in UAE

With the holiday season in full swing, HTC and Microsoft have launched the new signature Windows Phone 8S – the lightest Windows smartphone ever built – across the UAE market.

Priced at Dh1,399, the 8S smartphone is being hailed as a budget phone that doesn’t compromise on features, and is among the first ones to come loaded with the new Windows Phone 8 operating system.

In a statement today, HTC said it created the Windows Phone 8S to blend the virtual and the physical utilising a three dimensional, pure uni-body design based on the Windows Phone Live Tiles.

The 8S includes a bright super LCD 4” screen with Gorilla Glass, allowing users to see the Windows Phone Live Tiles. Weighing a mere 113 grams with battery, the Windows Phone 8S by HTC’s unique design comprises a playful exterior and ultra-smooth surface replete with bold, sophisticated color-dipped accents. The color combinations available include uniform blue, black and white as well as grey and green.

“To the delight of UAE consumers, the new signature Windows Phone 8S by HTC is designed to fit seamlessly into the lives of its users,” the HTC statement added.

The 8S comes with a 5MP camera, as well as a f/2.8 aperture and 35mm Wide Angle lens that allows up to four people and more to be captured at once. It also supports 720p HD video recording with stereo sound. The Beats Audio integration provides authentic, studio-quality sound that delivers the spirit of the original recording.

The smartphone’s array of exciting features also ensures a superfast connectivity and access to the latest videos, music and games when on the move.

“The new signature Windows Phone 8S by HTC is sure to leave our UAE customers with an unforgettable and remarkable HTC experience,” said Neeraj Seth, Senior Brand Communications Manager – Middle East and Africa. “The smartphone is truly an industry leader; it keeps you connected, acting as an extension of your personality. It is a powerfully personal smartphone that epitomizes lifestyle integrated innovation.”


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