HTC 8XT brings BoomSound July 19th, ATIV Odyssey tags along today

It's not the most one-shot of launches, but it would appear that these brothers-in-arms from HTC and Samsung are headed to the market together to bring Windows Phone 8 to the masses this summer. While Samsung aims for a slightly more familiar face with the ATIV Odyssey starting today (online) for its 4G LTE-slinging US Cellular iteration, the HTC device will have to wait a bit longer. But what HTC brings to the party may just be worth that wait – the most powerful front-facing speakers on a smartphone in the market, only otherwise available on the HTC One (and the

Butterfly S

, of course).

What you've got from HTC is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch WVGA display "with off center viewing and color enhancement." We must assume this means we'll be getting the same sort of outdoor-friendly viewing we're used to with devices such as the Nokia Lumia 928. Aside that you've still got Bluetooth 3.0, Microsoft Office Mobile, and Wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.

HTC's bit action with this machine is the inclusion of HTC BoomSound – again, that meaning here that you've got dual front-facing stereo speakers and a dedicated amplifier. This setup arrived to the market with the HTC One and, combined with Beats Audio integration on the software side, you've got a rather impressive music and video sound set of abilities coming your way.

This device is also being released aside the

Samsung ATIV S Neo

for the only top network to have no current Windows Phone 8 devices in the USA, but no release date has been announced for that device.

Instead if you'd like to get your hands on the

Samsung ATIV Odyssey

, you'll be able to take hold today with US Cellular. The device is also available with Verizon – as you can see from our hands-on action here – and delivers essentially the same experience no matter where you go.