HTC Thunderbolt benchmarked, probably sports Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 at 1GHz

HTC Thunderbolt benchmarked, probably sports Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 at 1GHz
The HTC Thunderbolt is one of the LTE-enabled smartphones for Verizon, expected to be announced tomorrow, together with handsets from Samsung and LG. Some folks have managed to take it for a brief spin, and they have found a 4.3" screen, single-core 1GHz processor, 8MP camera plus a front facing cam, and 8GB of internal memory.

The handset was running the new HTC Sense UI, with the HTC Maps and Navigation application, which means free offline navigation will be possible on the handset, but turn-by-turn directions will cost a little extra, as we show in our video review of the HTC Desire Z.

The 1GHz Snapdragon chipset is probably Qualcomm's MSM8655, as the company just issued a press release that is what Verizon will be using in its LTE devices, in tandem with Qualcomm's MDM9600 LTE modem. We know this chipset support top speed of 1.2GHz, and the quick benchmark ran on the HTC Thunderbolt seems to confirm the handset is no slouch. 1926 score on the Quadrant benchmark test is impressive for out-of-the-box handset, and the highest we've seen in a stock device. An HDMI port was nowhere to be seen, which is certainly a bummer.

We are pretty excited about tomorrow's big LTE announcement from Verizon, and will be there live to update you on the developments.

source: AndroidSpin & Qualcomm


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ThunderBolt
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2
    0.75GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0

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