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T-Mobile variant of HTC One X said to have quad-core and stock Android 4.0

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T-Mobile variant of HTC One X said to have quad-core and stock Android 4.0
No sooner had the word come down that a version of the HTC One X would be heading to the States through AT&T, than the news broke that the version being added to the carrier's lineup would replace the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. As we pointed out, AT&T had to make that switch if it wanted the HTC One XL, as the phone will be called, to support its fledgling LTE service. As it turns out, the NVIDIA Tegra 3 is not yet compatible with LTE connectivity.

Sprint, too, is expected to offer a version of the HTC One X with the quad-core processor replaced by the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4. The latest speculation is that this will be given the code name of the HTC Jewel for now before being launched this Spring as the EVO HD LTE.

HTC One XL heading for AT&T

HTC One XL heading for AT&T

So is there any U.S. carrier willing to give up LTE connectivity just to offer the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor? According to a rumor passed along by Android Guys, there is indeed one such mobile operator and it goes by the name of T-Mobile. The speculation is that not only will T-Mobile's model of the HTC One X get that quad-core Tegra 3 power juicing the phone, the unit will also make no sense come with stock Android 4.0 aboard. In other words, on T-Mobile's variant of the phone, Sense 4.0 will not be running on top of Ice Cream Sandwich. While there are many fans of HTC's Sense, there might be quite a number of smartphone fanatics interested in seeing an HTC manufactured phone running stock Android 4.0 using quad-core power. Just remember that until the word becomes official, this is just a hopeful wish for customers of the nation's fourth largest carrier.

source: AndroidGuys

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posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:43 13

1. pedobear (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


OMG Yes! Stock android and quad core =D

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 23:03

17. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Yeah, but I wonder what made them do that..?

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 00:23 1

21. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


It's going to be a G device, like the T-Mo G1, G2, and G2x. T-Mo always has stock android on those

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 07:02

29. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


T-Mobile G4! I can bet that will be the name.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 01:39

27. frydaexiii (Posts: 1176; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Those two qualities are what will probably throw the GNex into the bin...

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 11:17

49. SexyGnexy1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


You are probably an HTC fanboy....FYI, the Galaxy Nexus is Android's flagship phone. Meaning, the Gnexus will always be the first phone to receive software updates and always be the best phone with the best software development support. So while us, Gnexus owners, will be getting the Jellybean update, all you others will be killing yourselves and think "why in the hell didn't I get a Gnexus."

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 01:02 1

46. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


T-Mobile is very smart to go with this, those who want stock android get it, with maximized compatibility with international devices so people who like sense can get Sense, and all the other common ROM varieties are still available.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:43 10

2. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I like this rumor. Hopefully it's true.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:47 1

3. torr310 (Posts: 336; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Is Tegra 3 better than Snapdragon S4?
Earlier news T-mobile will implement LTE network but Tegra 3 isn't compatible with LTE.
How will that work out?

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:52 5

6. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


Both the S4 and the Tegra 3 at this point in time are very comparable in capacity and ability, both are awesome chips. T-Mobile's LTE network doesn't go live until next year so this year's htc One X will work perfect on the HSPA+ 42 network w/ the Tegra 3. G4X here we come!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 23:57

20. maier9900 (Posts: 257; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Dont compare a dual core with a quad core processor. S4 is only popular because qualcomm managed to put the radio on the s4 chip instead of having to chips in your phone... Now you only have one. But its a dual core and doesnt compare to a quad core. I wouldnt be surprised if this s4 chip lags connectivity.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 00:32 4

23. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Do you know how a processor works? I dont think so. The S4 has benchmarked higher than the Tegra in everything and is just barely as good as it in GPU performance.http://www.androidauthority.com/a-preview-of-the-krait-based-s4-vs-tegra-3-and-exynos-4210-55639/
read the scores. The T3 might be a quad core, but the S4 processes much faster. 3.3 DMIPS/Mhz compared to the Tegra 3′s 2.5 DMIPS/Mhz.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 01:34

26. torr310 (Posts: 336; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


If the S4 is faster... then darn shxt happens again!
AT&T version of Galaxy S2 has better CPU than T-Mobile version.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 07:05

30. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


S4 is better. Don't you see Anandtech's benchmarks? in Linpack-Dual core s4 at 1.5 GHz scored 218 whereas Asus Transformer Prime with T3 scored 158

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 07:12

32. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-X-specs-review_id27504

There you go T3 vs. S4. S4 beats T3 CPU wise you moron!

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 08:37

34. maier9900 (Posts: 257; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Dont call ppl names... Have some respect.

Ive seen all the benchmarks out there... U dnt need to give me a link. Thx tho. And in my opinion tegra 3 is more powerfull than the s4.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 14:48 1

41. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


That can't be an opinion.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 19:13 1

42. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


That cant be an opinion. Based on facts the S4 is better. That's like me saying "In my opinion the Toyota Camry is faster than a Lancer Evolution X" You cant put your opinion to something like that

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 20:23

43. felips110 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


Anandtech changed the results on the HTC ONES page keep in mind each processor is different in different devices.
Even they stated it:
"results were taken using GLBenchmark's offscreen test which disables vsync and runs the benchmark at 1280 x 720, the graph below is run at each device's native screen resolution. For the HTC One X that works out to be 1280 x 720 (921K pixels) and for the HTC One S that is (518K pixels). Keep that difference in mind as the One X does have more (around 77%) pixels than the One S." and "NVIDIA continues to have the advantage in GLBenchmark,"

Also those test where on the one s(s4krait) and one x(tegra). When the s4 gets tested on the higher pixel screen on the one x like the att one, its gonna be crap.

here u go if u wanna read it urself:http:
//www.anandtech.com/show/5584/htcs-new-strategy-th​e-htc-one

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 22:14 1

13. WWThinker (Posts: 31; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The performance of a multi-core SOC is not strictly proportional to the number of cores. Qualcomm spent the R&D money to optimize the implementation of the ARM cores over the past many years. Nvidia took the short-cut and used the somewhat stock version of the Cortex9 cores. Because Qualcomm has more money in the bank, it can afford a lot of R&D while Nvidia was steering the ship half-way in its route. The benchmark results so far do not show conclusively which one has better overall performance. Even on graphics, Nvidia no longer excels in all the benchmarks. There are indeed better graphics from ARM, Imagination, AMD/ATI, and ...

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:48 3

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6142; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


FCKING AT&T THE HELL WITH U FOR NOT GETTING QUAD CORE BUT DUAL

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 07:08 2

31. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


S4 performs better.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:51 10

5. Leon101 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


HALLELUJAH...HALLELUJAH...HALLELUJAH,HALLELUJAH,Ha​lleluuuujaaahhh!!!! LOL
Thank you TMOBILE, NOW WERE TALKING IF THIS RUMOR IS TRUE which i hope!!!,

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:54 9

8. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


David at TmoNews said earlier today that when he had checked with his sources that its practically an absolute sure thing, so I'm very excited about this one.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 10:52 2

36. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


HALLELUJAHHH IM WITH YOU BROTHER!! :)

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:53 3

7. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1200; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Kind of disappointed that At&t is gonna have the HTC XL instead of HTC X... (I am on At&t) But I think the S4 performance should still be close to T3 or not better. Let's be honest, if both headsets' process time are off by about 0.05 second. None of us is gonna be able to tell. Let's all wait for both HTC X & XL to come out to compare them. Otherwise, we are just arguing both handsets base on the spec along.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 21:55 9

9. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


I wouldn't be disappointed in the least both the S4 and Tegra 3 are amazing chipsets I'd be proud to have in my device.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 22:04 2

11. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1200; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Yeah, that's very true. Compare to my Atrix 4G, HTC XL will be a huge upgrade for me. I am very excited for it still though. I love my smartphone but I am not a very heavy user. This phone would be amazing for me, but kind of wish the battery is bigger.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 00:33

24. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


actuallly....read the scoreshttp://www.androidauthority.com/a-preview-of-the-krait-based-s4-vs-tegra-3-and-exynos-4210-55639/

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 15:25

51. goucho727 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


HTC XL is the exact same phone as the X just with S4 and LTE. You say it will perform better so why are you disappointed? XL is to X as Skyrocket is to Galaxy S II.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 22:04 6

10. TechDork (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 May 2010)


Guess I'll be going back to T-Mobile soon ^_^ Goodbye iPhone ; Hello HTC. It's been a long time my friend...

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 22:09 4

12. imkyle (Posts: 970; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


This is very good for T-mobile.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 22:17

14. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Why excited? Tmo investing 4billion on LTE. this phone will be short lived.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 11:25 1

37. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


The phone wil be good for the next 2 years though!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 22:18 2

15. bananakid (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


according to this website, S4's A15 28nm architecture is way more efficient than tegra 3's A9, though it's the opposite graphic-wise... So I would prefer S4 over tegra3 strictly because I want a relatively longer battery life...
http://briefmobile.com/htc-one-x-snapdragon-s4-krait-vs-nvidia-tegra-3-comparison

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 22:44

16. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


oooooohhhhhh..... stock!

i wish the international version has this.. or at least option to choose sense-based or stock..

oooooohhhhhh.....

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 23:23

18. frydaexiii (Posts: 1176; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


T-mobile?Damn this should be the international version!!!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 23:25

19. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


O BOY CANT WAIT TO BY THIS PHONE SHALL BE OUT IN THE UK VRY SOON AND THE S3
HTC QC S4
S3 A15 DC

WHO CARES OR BOTHERS ABOUT BATTERY

I WANT POWER IMAGINE HTC ROOTED CPU RUNNING AT 2.7
HOLY CHRIST
SE ROOTED CPU AT 2.8 O BOY

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 00:23 2

22. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


It's obvious what it's going to be. The G3! The G1, the first android phone ran stock of course, the G2(and g2x) also ran stock and this just falls perfectly in place.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 01:10

25. CellieCell (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)


I can't wait!

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 02:17

28. jove39 (Posts: 1252; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Hell yeah...want this beast asap.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 08:07

33. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Wow. Hopefully this is true. That is exactly what I was saying T-Mobile needed to do just a few days ago. Are they listening in on us?? lol. This would be very exciting indeed if it were true.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 08:54

35. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


I think T-Mobile is holding back on announcing the htc One X so that it doesn't steal the thunder of the One S since that handset is going to launch first, which is understandable. But I mean the One X will be a part of T-Mobile's Stock only "G" series so if I were them I'd just announce both at the same time since they're going to cater to two different types of phone users.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 11:31 1

38. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the phone prices probably wont be all that much difference id assume. maybe 200 for the S and 250 for the X (just a guess). I dont know about u, but ill take the quadcore stock phone for 50 more please! :) lol

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 11:59

39. rhinoceros (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


it all about the marketing.... most consumers would assume the quad core is better with little to no research... not saying one way or the other but its the perception of the public... kind of like putting an Apple logo on a brick and the public would buy a million... or Sprint advertising WiMax as 4G and the general public believing it

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 14:13 2

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3882; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


HTC build quality with stock ICS? Running a Tegra 3 quad core processor you say? Hmmm... TAKE MY MONEY NOW!

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 07:24 1

47. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


im in love tmbile just keep pushing out the good news if this turns out to be true and im sure it will

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 15:44

48. WWThinker (Posts: 31; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I'll skip this and wait for the Windows Phone 8 upgradable version from either HTC or Nokia. That should be a killer, probably around July this year. Android is still pain in the ass while iOS is thorn in the ass.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 13:49

50. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


...and you're employer is?

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