Just like that, HTC reveals its upcoming Windows Phone 8 powered handset called HTC Elation.
Windows Phone 8 powered devices are right around the corner and more and more companies are announcing their new smartphones. The first major player to announce WP 8 smartphones was Samsung with its ATIV S and Nokia followed with the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. It appears that HTC is next on the list by accidentally leaking its own Windows Phone 8 called the HTC Elation.
The HTC Elation formerly was known as the Zenith according to leaked HTC’s Windows Phone 8 roadmap we saw back in June. According to the same roadmap, the HTC Elation is going to be HTC’s flagship Windows Phone 8 handset.
This flagship HTC Windows Phone 8 is very similar to the HTC One X. The most noticeable improvement is a dual-LED flash at the back for better image capturing in low-light conditions. The HTC Elation features a larger capacity 2000 mAh in comparison to 1800 mAh battery found in the HTC One X. Majority of negative reviews about HTC One X are about its poor battery life so it’s nice to see HTC listening to its customers.
HTC certainly hasn’t tried to reinvent the wheel and the Elation looks just like its older brother the One X. It appears that the HTC Elation has the same superior build quality and unibody polycarbonate finish and HTC will try to use it again but this time filling it with Windows Phone 8 goods.
We don’t have any information about its price and availability but I guess it will be available alongside the other Windows Phone 8 powered handsets sometime in mid-late October. We will keep you updated once we know more
Update(1): URL now returns an error 404 message but luckily we still have a screenshot of it: HTC Elation
Update(2): Thanks to our hawk-eyed readers we come up with conclusion that this is well rendered Fake. Why?
- It doesn’t have FM Radio and Six dedicated hardware buttons including dedicated camera button (read more).
- No mention about Nokia Maps, MS Office and others Windows Phone 8 apps.
While these are only small things we are still sure that this is a fake but a good one though since it’s not shot with a blurrycam when everyone has eight megapixel camera in their pocket.
Source: HTC.com (removed)
[Thanks to Robert who sent this in]