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The HTC One has done well in resurrecting the brand and if the rumors are on the right track, HTC is working on a HTC One phone which will be powered with Windows Phone 8 OS. The rumor was brought to light by Neowin.net. According to the source, HTC is working on a new phone that will be powered with Windows Phone OS and it is will sport a similar look as HTC One. However, the device will not be completely identical to the HTC One.
HTC’s forthcoming Windows OS powered phone will sport a display measuring around 4 to 5 inches. It will sport a metal body. HTC’s Beat Audio will be available on the phone. Also, it will run on Windows Phone 8 OS with GDR update which will make it possible for Windows phone to support 1080p and quad-core CPU.
The HTC One which runs on Android has got a 4.7inch display and supports 1080p video. The UltraPixel camera feature which is available on the original HTC One will also available in the rumored Windows phone. Even though the HTC One is a competitor to the famous Galaxy S4, the HTC One comes with 4MP camera whereas the Galaxy S4 has got 13MP camera onboard. The iPhone 5 has got 8MP camera. Even though the HTC One has got a 4MP camera, it has got a larger physical sensor compared to sensor present on leading smartphones.
The Windows Phone GDR3 update is going to be launched next year. Also, Windows will be announcing the Windows Phone Blue update early 2014. As mentioned before, the update will allow Windows Phone to support high HD displays and better features. With HTC switching to Windows Phone smartphones in the near future, soon Nokia Lumia line of phones that are going to have good competition.
Currently, 80 percent of Windows Phone powered phones are mainly from Nokia. Samsung is going to release the next ATIV S phone which is also Windows Phone powered smartphone in the near future. When Windows Phone was launched, HTC had initially had released a few Windows Phone phones. However, later they concentrated on Android OS.
At the moment, you can find two HTC Windows Phone 8 phones in the market namely the HTC 8X and HTC 8S. The 8X is top performing Windows Phone device whereas the 8S slots itself in the mid-range category. So HTC is yet to announce a power packed Windows Phone. If the rumored Windows Phone running HTC device is going to sport features like that of the HTC One, it is surely going to come out with costly price tag.
Nokia is currently in agreement with Microsoft and that is the reason why it is able to provide its users with exclusive apps and services. So even if HTC joins the battle by launching Windows Phone devices, it won’t be getting those benefits that Nokia is already availing by teaming up with Microsoft. We will have to wait more to hear more about the rumored Windows Phone 8 device.