We have a flurry of new HTC devices showing up today in benchmarks. We just reported on the 1.7GHz quad-core HTC device destined for AT&T, and earlier we talked about a supposed tablet coming soon from HTC.
Now, according to benchmark results recently leaked on the GLBenchmark database, it looks like HTC is working on a device that will feature a full 1080p display, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro platform, one that incorporates a 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait processor alongside an Adreno 320 GPU.
This is clearly a Verizon-bound device, as the carrier is mentioned in several places in the benchmark; the model name, namely HTC 6435LVW, also seems to imply a Verizon connection. But given that this device will feature a 1080p display, it could very well be a tablet (it could even be that HTC Phablet that we’ve talked about a few months back). In any case, the new HTC device currently runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, although the smart move would imply that an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is going to arrive before its release date. I wouldn’t bet on it though!
The benchmark lists MSM8960 under “android.os.Build.BOARD”, although its results are way better than what we would expect from the same chip found inside HTC One X. As the benchmarked phone uses the Adreno 320GPU, it’s most likely based on the MSM8960J SoC, or as most of us know it, the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro.
It’s worth noting that the results scored by the HTC 6435LVW in GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Offscreen 720p is only a tad lower than those obtained by what looks to be the Sprint-bound LG Eclipse and a tad higher than the score obtained by what seems to be the AT&T version of the same smartphone, as you would expect from three smartphones based on the exact same chip.
It looks like Qualcomm might have found a winner in its new S4 Pro platform, as all benchmarked devices using it seem to be faster than anything else we’ve seen in the Android market, including the quad-core, international version of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
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Just got an SIII a few days ago. It’s nice enough, but the ergonomics and annoying UI details really make me appreciate the quality and seamless interface of HTC products. If Big Red gets a real SoftA product by HTC (no, the new DInc doesn’t count), I’ll kick this Samsung device to the curb in a heartbeat.