HTC is reportedly looking at MWC to unveil its quad-core 4G smartphones
posted by John V. / Jan 04, 2012, 11:47 AM
Yes, we still have to get through the business surrounding CES, but apparently there are big plans in store with HTC – though, it seems they’re reserving it for MWC. According to JPMorgan Chase analyst Alvin Kwok, he mentions to investors in a note on Wednesday that HTC is planning to unveil numerous smartphones that are based on NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor at MWC. Meanwhile, Taiwan-based newspaper Commercial Times has quoted Kwok saying that some of these handsets will feature Qualcomm’s MSM 8906 LTE chipsets.
Now that we’re in 2012, this year is looking to be like the year of quad-core devices – and this report seemingly shows the projected path we’re all expecting. Already, we’ve heard about some sweet HTC smartphones on the horizon that include the Edge, Ville, and Radiant.
Interestingly, Kwok also believes that the vendor’s shipments will grow 15 percent in 2012 and 29 percent in 2013 – whereas other analyst believe that it’s going to be a slow year for HTC. Nevertheless, as long as they’re able to commit in pumping out quality devices, we’re sure they’ll continue to have success in the smartphone realm. So who’s looking forward to MWC already?
source: Commercial Times (translated) via BGR & DigiTimes
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We need HTC phones with AMOLEDs to get rid of sunlight visibility and moderate viewing angles that S-LCDs have. An IPS display wouldn't be bad a choice too.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 12:32 PM 1
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The sunlight visibility has more to do with the coasting of the screen then what type of screen or the brightness.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 12:42 PM 0
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You & Muhannad are both right. The coating on the screen & the AMOLED screen has a lot to do with visibility in sunlight. The AMOLED screens always perform better than Super LCD’s in direct sunlight & in viewing angles, but the anti-glare coating on the screens also affect visibility in direct sun light. I had the HTC Evo 3D & it’s Super LCD screen fared very well in direct sunlight, but the Samsung Galaxy Nexus I have now with its Super AMOLED screen performs even better in direct sun light compared to the HTC Evo 3D’s Super LCD screen. Also the viewing angles on the Super LCD can’t compare to the Super AMOLED screen. That is literally day & night.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 1:03 PM 1
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also depends on how close the actual screen and glass are together...there less gap the better outside visibility as theres less space for sunlight reflection and also better viewing angles..amoled and ips screens have barely any gap the screen and glass.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 2:10 PM 0
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Quad-core.? Seriously.? Since when does a cell phone need quad-core.? And what good is a quad-core phone if it can't make calls.? After all, a cell phone is a still a phone at its core. That's something a lot of manufacturers are forgetting.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 12:59 PM 3
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Thats why they call it smart phones. It has apps but at the same time can make calls.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 1:13 PM 1
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I find it strange that with all the new technology coming around, your biggest complaint is that sound quality is "not up to par". Why don't you just go buy a GS170 and be happy? Clearly a smartphone is not for you.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 1:38 PM 5
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quad cores are fine if they have great battery life. In time though I think quad core is where it should stay and they should instead focus on shrinking the processor (20nm) and better battery life.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 4:10 PM 0
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I'd rather see them working on battery life now, than wait and see, later. There's alotta projections on quad core being a solution but dual core & battery improvement, aren't synonomous, they've almost proven negligible.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 8:47 PM 0
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Jyakotu, Although 4 people have thumbed you down!! I applaud you because you are right!!! Most of the people in these forums are chasing the future when in deed with the apps out today along with manufacturers just releasing phones with specs not even current with the apps of yesterday---- any decent phone can run on a single core with 1gb of RAM. But what does everybody want----LTE speeds, with quad cores, 2 gigs of ram, on a Super AMODED, 4,5 screen in which they want it to last a whole day......Believe me---we are not even at dual core phones yet with all of the failed released phones to date---Thunderbolt, Bionic, Razr and even the highly anticipated Nexus....So yes, HTC can talk quad core--but to me--they haven't even fixed the Thunderbolt to run on LTE with single core and 768 mb of RAM!!!!!!!
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 2:41 PM 1
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What quad-core phone do you think cannot make calls? The presence of a quad-core does not imply that it can or cannot make calls. With regard to modern smartphones, I find that I spend way more time on my phone doing things other than make phone calls. The quad-core is for all of those other things people do on smartphones. If you do little else with your phone other than make phone calls, then you won't need a smartphone.
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 5:57 PM 0
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Awesome! But if this mega awesome phone comes out with less than Li-Ion 3000mah. I'll be sorely disappointed. All that horsepower and not enough gas tank to last an entire day's work. What kinda apps does it run that really needs a quad core cpu other than to post e-peen benchmarks that doesn't really matter to an average everyday phone usage?
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 1:54 PM 1
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Jyakotu, Although 4 people have thumbed you down!! I applaud you because you are right!!! Most of the people in these forums are chasing the future when in deed with the apps out today along with manufacturers just releasing phones with specs not even current with the apps of yesterday---- any decent phone can run on a single core with 1gb of RAM. But what does everybody want----LTE speeds, with quad cores, 2 gigs of ram, on a Super AMOLED, 4,5 screen in which they want it to last a whole day......Believe me---we are not even at dual core phones yet with all of the failed released phones to date---Thunderbolt, Bionic, Razr and even the highly anticipated Nexus....So yes, HTC can talk quad core--but to me--they haven't even fixed the Thunderbolt to run on LTE with single core and 768 mb of RAM!!!!!!!
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 2:47 PM 1
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Quad cores sound great, but how about unveiling the list of phones that will be updated to ICS? There are still a lot of handset that didn't even get Sense 3.5. What's gonna happen with the phones we already have HTC?
posted on Jan 04, 2012, 4:17 PM 0
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