Alleged HTC website snapshot leaks an HTC Elation WP8 handset with "quad-core", looking just like the One X

Alleged HTC website snapshot leaks an HTC Elation WP8 handset with
Now we wouldn't put too much faith into this claim as there are some subtle issues with its details that perked up our BS radar, but an alleged screenshot from HTC's website is making the rounds, and it depicts an HTC Elation Windows Phone 8 handset.

Of course, the page has been conveniently "pulled down" afterwards, and now there is only a 404 error there, like the error given after you type any phone name in the web address.

Moreover, the "screenshot" reveals a device that looks identical with the HTC One X, whereas the leaked HTC 8X looks much different. To further solidify the argument that this might be a "nice-try" fake, is the listed "1.4GHz quad-core" chip. 

Considering that Qualcomm is the supplier of Windows Phone 8 silicon, and with its dual-core Snapdragon S4 reincarnation, rather than the quad-core S4 Pro, the whole thing is to be taken with a grain of salt, as is this WP logo slapped on the back, looking a bit out of sync. What do you think?

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17 Comments

1. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

FAKE AND GAAAAYYYYY Lol jk. But it does look really, really fake.

10. wendygarett unregistered

Why do you say the word gay >.

13. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

because that's how the saying goes "fake and gay" google it...if you get bored enough to care

2. jbitounis

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Jokes aside, WP8 phones will gain tremendous popularity if they become independent from Zune and offer USB OTG capabilities.

3. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

If this is real then it will be tie between lumia 920 and htc .

4. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

htc lumia x

9. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

lumia line is exclusivity of nokia!

16. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

dohhhh -_-"

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Seems legit

12. koolkat-uk

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I don't think so, look for the nokia drive logo on the phone

6. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

So interesting, It has already been rated and reviewed. I have to admit it looks so fake.

7. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hmmm...how this phone had 3 reviews without launch...very funny :)

8. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

If true, I'll be camping out months for this!

11. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Fake!

14. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Beautiful

15. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

HTC putting out a quad core WP 8 has been a part of the HTC roadmap since WP8's developer announcement. I am voting this render is correct, but we will not see it until after the turn of the year due to MS wanting to control the initial launch. Sounds as though MS wants to be able to release software patches easily to all devices if needed, and keeping the first wave of devices uniformed will make that easier. A quad core WP is a smart marketing move, and WP 8 can support it, so why not?

17. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Probably just another case of photoshop fail haha

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