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Benchmark scores turn up for unknown HTC PM63100 – Is this HTC’s successor to the One X?

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New benchmarks have turned up on the GLBenchmark website, showing a phone known as the HTC PM63100. This 1.7Ghz, 1196 x 720, Android 4.0.4 smartphone could be the successor to the HTC One X. The device, which goes by the codename “Evitareul”, is likely a new iteration of the HTC One XL which has the codenamne “Evita.” The new phone has a 1.7Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, making it 200Mhz faster than the 1.5GHz CPU used in the One X. The system information captured by GLBenchmark shows the phone running Android 4.0.4 but given that Jelly Bean is now available…

Hands-on pictures of the HTC Desire V, with some benchmarks on the side

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CNMO Dual-SIM phones have been around since the early 2000s, so they aren’t really anything out of the ordinary these days. But when a dual-SIM device is being released by a major manufacturer such as HTC (or Sony, for that matter), it’s certainly something to behold, at least for a while. Below you’ll find some hands-on pictures of the dual-SIM HTC Desire V, as posted by CNET Asia, along with their brief impression of the phone. First, here’s a quick reminder about the HTC Desire V’s specs. The phone comes with a 4-inch WVGA display, 1GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A processor, enhanced…

Samsung Galaxy S3 gets benchmarked

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 was officially announced two days back. By now, heart rates have begun to slowly go down and the world is catching its breathe again. Not helped by the overwhelming hype in the build-up to the final release, there have been some mixed reactions to the device, with the biggest gripe being the lack of the (hoped for) 12MP camera. Despite the disappointment of some users, no one can deny that, hyped or not, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the best Android devices available at the moment. With its impressive specifications, we all expected Samsung’s latest…

Intel Medfield-powered Lava Xolo X900 gets benchmarked, performs surprisingly well

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We’ve been waiting for a while now to see Intel make its push into the mobile CPU market and challenge Nvidia and Qualcomm’s leading positions in the industry. While we didn’t expect much from the Lava Xolo X900, the first smartphone to be powered by a Medfield processor, we might be in for a surprise. The X900 has just been released in India, the only market where it is currently set to make an appearance, and the first tests and benchmarks, conducted by the guys at Anandtech, show that this little guy is no pushover. Even though it’s powered by a…

Mystery Sony Tegra 3 tablet spotted in benchmark results

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Sony has drawn criticism (including from us), for the lackluster device lineup that they’ve shown at MWC, a few weeks ago. I am talking about the conspicuous absence of a quad-core flagship, something that even ZTE and Huawei, the new kids on the Western markets block, have managed to deliver, and, in the case of Huawei with stunning success. And Sony doesn’t do any better in the tablet department either. The admittedly original Tablet P and Tablet S are seen by consumers as exotic novelty items, rather than able-bodied competitors in the cut-throat tablet market. Again, the lack of a…

Nvidia to Apple: Benchmarks or It Didn’t Happen

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TheVerge Everyone knows the importance of benchmarks in the high-tech industry. With things like user experience or manufacturing quality, manufacturers, or, better said, marketers, can make unsupported claims, without ever risking to be called out. But in the world of cores and RAM modules, benchmarks are, almost always, the final argument in any dispute. So, when the largest tech company in the world claims that its new device is four times faster than a competing product, it’s only natural to ask for a benchmark. During yesterday’s iPad press event, Apple’s SVP of Marketing, Phil Schiller made a claim that raised…

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Droid 3, with some Benchmarks and Screenshots

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So the other night I got an alpha version of ICS installed on my Droid 3, and I have to say I am impressed. Hashcode has been hard at work since the release of the source code, and  had done some amazing things. I am currently using it for my daily driver and if you don’t mind being a guinea pig  give it a shot yourself. For being an alpha it is very stable, and  many of the main functions work. Here is the list from Hashcode’s blog of what works and what does not.  Many of the base phone functions are now working. And that…

S4 vs Tegra 3 vs OMAP 4470 vs Exynos 4212: Strong-ARMed Superchip Showdown!

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The first half of next year should get very interesting  for mobile devices. We’re expecting the Qualcomm S4, NVIDIA Kal-El, Texas Instruments OMAP 4470, and Samsung’s new Exynos 4212 chips to arrive then. But, even if these devices will all arrive in the first half of 2012, we don’t know the exact dates–and that might make a difference. For example, if one of them is 30% better than the other, but arrives in June, while the other arrives in January, then it might not mean much, because the January chip will probably have an upgraded version by June, too, and…

DROID RAZR a.k.a. DROID HD Benchmarks Revealed

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Just leaked on NenaMark’s infamous benchmark site are the preliminary benchmarks for the upcoming Motorola DROID RAZR, also known as the Motorola DROID HD, and previously codenamed the Motorola Spyder. From a quick look below, it looks like the rumors have been spot on, as the benchmark has just confirmed that it will in fact have a qHD (960×540) display, and a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz (“Turbo”). While it could purportedly end up at 1.5 GHz, it’s already looking to be a beast of a phone as the benchmarks below will demonstrate. Plus, we’re told that…

The World’s Most Powerful Android Smartphone? Samsung Galaxy S II Benchmarks Revealed

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Oh yeah! Things are really starting to heat up in the Android Superphone Wars of 2011. The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S II , powered by a Samsung built 1.2GHz  Exynos dual-core processor, breathlessly broke the 3,000 mark on Quadrant. While it should be known that these numbers are preliminary, and Quadrant scores themselves for dual-core devices are still a subject of debate, it is looking like the Galaxy S II has the hot hardware to beat the Atrix, G2x, EVO 3D, Optimus 3D, or virtually any other phone you can think of. Samsung is not messing around, and reacted rather quickly…