The HTC Windows 8S is set to be one of the cheapest Windows Phone 8 handsets on the market when it goes on sale on 15 November according to online retailer Unlocked-Mobiles.
The vendor has put the phone on pre-order on its site for only £225, 44 per cent less than the £399 the HTC Windows Phone 8X costs.
That’s very roughly what you’d expect to pay for a similarly configured Android-based smartphone.
Both phones were launched on Wednesday in New York and HTC became the third vendor, after Samsung and Nokia, to announce its Windows Phone 8 handsets.
The Windows Phone 8S is powered by a dual-core system-on-chip from Qualcomm, possibly the MSM8260.
Like its bigger brother, it also prominently features a Beats Audio logo and BA’s technology. It is only 10.3mm thick and weighs 113g, making it 40 per cent thicker than the iPhone 5 and almost the same weight.
The phone will likely compete against the Nokia Lumia 820 and possibly the Huawei Acsend W1.