HTC Windows Phone 8 line-up leaked

The mobile world is abuzz with Windows Phone 8 talk after its official unveiling this week, and one of the most important licensees of the operating system - HTC - has seemingly assembled its new line up for the platform, as details emerge over three devices that may soon be announced.

According to a knowledgeable source, HTC will release Zenith, Accord and Rio in a launch that will be crucial in the manufacturer's bid to successfully showcase the new OS.

Zenith will be the jewel in the HTC WP8 crown. The phone is expected to have a 4.7in 720p Super LCD 2 display, an 8 mega-pixel camera, 42 Mbps HSPA + and will join the quad-core club with an as-yet-unnamed Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

Accord sports a slightly smaller 4.3in screen but boasts the same 720p Super LCD 2, 8-megapixel sensor and 42 Mbps HSPA+ as Zenith, alongside 1 GB of RAM and a dual-core processor. Zenith and Accord may therefore share a similar relationship to HTC's popular One X and One S phones.

The entry level Rio completes the leaked trio, featuring a 4in WVGA display, 14.4Mbps HSPA, a five mega-pixel camera and a Qualcomm MSM8227 processor from the company's Snapdragon S4 Plus line.

The reports suggest Rio and Accord could hit retail in October with the flagship Zenith arriving at the end of the year.

The smartphone world may be enjoying huge Android and iOS launches in 2012, but Windows Phone 8 could yet have the last word if this HTC line-up helps deliver the goods.

Source: The Verge