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Monster quad-core HTC phone with 1080p screen headed to Verizon?

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Jul 2012, 22:37

Yet another GLBenchmark mystery phone, but this one crushes previous phone scores while packing a True HD screen and is headed for Big Red's network...

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posted on 12 Jul 2012, 23:40 4

17. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

Hmmm... If this is true, I may not be leaving Verizon after all... Time to hurry up and wait...

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 23:47 8

18. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Have people complaining that it's going to VZW, what gives? The SG Note went to ATT and T-Mobile, not point in HTC going where it's already going to have competition. Be the first on VZW with a 5" Note like phone boasting insane capabilities and the latest version of Android and you can probably make some pretty brisk sales. This is definitely the HTC reply to Galaxy Note, no doubt about that. I just hope that it doesn't launch with HTC laundry list of software issues because of sense, like the battery gobbling power issues and buggy WiFi and things of that sort. Now that is out of the way, Motorola's next up to announce a beast of a phone...guaranteed it is going to be something guaranteed to trounce the Atrix just released on ATT and it's more than likely a Droid(guaranteed to be powerful and carrying top of the line specs when announced).

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 00:35 1

21. asdfasdfasdf123 (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

i hope the verizon part is a joke

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 02:15 4

25. ohiwastedmylife (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

Why is the Adreno 320 a question? The benchmarks clearly say that IT HAS Adreno 320 -->http://www.glbenchmark.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=glenv&showhide=true&certified_only=1&D1=HTC%206435LVW

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 02:17 3

26. Fayeznoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)

@phonearena: Sad to see you people dont take TIPS seriously, I sent u this tip 24 hours ago but you didnt bother to read it nor post it. Sad

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 02:28 4

27. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

Where do I preoder this thing? Where do I send a check, please???
So exciting.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 03:13 1

29. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)

This is truly MONSTER! I hope there is global version of this.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 04:43 3

32. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Yo Remixfa, where are you?
Cat got your tongue? :D
Meet the Snapdragon S4 quad!

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 12:28 1

39. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

and who didn't know it was going to be good? xD

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 15:19 1

42. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Sadly, seems that you need a memory refresh.
No one said it's not gonna be good.
You and Remixfa said that this chip won't be out this fall, and I dared you for a bet it will.
And that it will be the most powerful phone chipset released this year.
It absolutely demolishes the Exynos 4.
Given that the dual core A15/Exynos 5 shouldn't be that much more powerful than quad core Exynos 4, and quad core Exynos 5 is for now reserved for tablets, and we're still talking a pre-release units, it's prety indicative I might end up right on both accounts.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 17:19

45. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

oh you seem to think that the Pro is out and you think you know how it stacks up to the OMAP5 and the Exynos 5xxx because of this. i see. of course any of the next SoCs will be impressive, the S4 is impressive, but are these scores indicative of it being the best of it's class? no. PA themselves say the Adreno 320 struggles against the PowerVR SGX543(MP4) and the OMAP5 will pack a 544(MP4) and ACTUAL A15 cores and there is no solid info for when these Pro packing devices are coming out so don't get too excited.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 04:19

48. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

So basically were looking at Beastly level chipsets in a few months from now, either way all those chipsets with those GPU's would be like the Veyron's in different special edition versions. . .

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 13:20

50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

pretty much but if you want to argue which is the best i still wouldn't pull for Qualcomm (even though they probably SHOULD be being that they have such a lock on the US Market)

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 16:11

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

The OMAP5 will have an SGX544MP2 at just a tad over 500 MHz, which means it's just slightly faster than the SGX543MP4 in the iPad3. The OMAP5 will have two Cortex A15s at 2 GHz, for devices next year. Qualcomm will either be going with quad cores at similar clock speeds or going with massively overclocked dual cores.

In other words, you can probably expect these to be neck and neck.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 16:37

53. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

even if the entry level OMAP5 comes with an MP2 the later versions in the series will come with MP4s.
this Krait architecture of Qualcomm's is only slightly better than Cortex A9. I'd still wager that dual A-15s will beat quad Kraits.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 16:42

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

The only version of OMAP 5 announced for mobile phones is an MP2, nothing there about MP4s.

The Krait architecture is a pretty significant jump over Cortex A9, and is either equivalent in per MHz performance or just slightly slower, and the Cortex A15 only achieves performance superiority at the cost of more power consumption.

posted on 15 Jul 2012, 20:45

55. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


they no doubt specified the GPU as an MPx because the design will use different multi-core configurations which means that the OMAP5430 will use an MP2 and something probably like an OMAP5460 will use an MP4 configuration.

it's certainly good but it's no A-15.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 06:35 1

33. vladd100 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

HTC must strike back with a solid android TAB over Microsoft decision regarding windows 8 RT.....

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 07:48

35. nedooo (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

New iPads PowerVR SGX 543 MP4 scores 140 fps in GL Egypt offscreen test. Now where it the breakthrough?

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 15:32

43. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

You shouldn't compare a phone version GPU with the tablet iteration of another GPU.
Ipad has the 543MP tuned and revved up to the maximum- and that's possible because of iPad's huge battery.
The phone version of the same GPU is what you need to look at..and it's easily beaten by adreno 320.
Adreno 3xx architecture is just starting in its most basic, downclocked/ minimal core number iteration..the full development potential and overclocking/core adding abilities will be shown in laptops and tablets.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 22:18

47. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

so how do you know what version this is i wonder. :P
remember the same GPU is in the PSV which has a much smaller battery and it can cross platform with the PS3. i think that voids your argument.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 07:44

49. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Um, a phone version? :p
Qualcomm slated the adreno 320 also for laptops and tablets. Do you really think it will have the same configuration for the laptop and phones?
Use your brain.

And vita is a gaming device.
Its GPU would make a smartphone run out of juice too soon.
Smartphones are still a matter of compromise.

That being said, the iPad 3 games are visually more impressive than the Vita games.
Take into account the huge difference in number of pixels the ipad has to push, and do the math.

posted on 14 Jul 2012, 13:33

51. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

yeah, i actually looked back to see if i missed something but i just see numbers, not the configuration of the SoC. i know that there's different versions but you can't really say for certain that this has the lowest clock values. if it is the Phablet it would actually have a larger than average battery.

the Vita is coming in 4G and is available with 3G now so what's the difference?

i don't think so and if they were it would be a memory issue and not a GPU issue and with SoCs this powerful pushing pixels isn't really much of a chore for them. the difference would be negligible.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:53 1

36. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

/drool.......... *wipes chin* yeah I think I'll be waiting for this phone to replace my Rezound...... just wow.....

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 11:48 1

38. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

wow, that sounds amazing. Hopefully Sprint gets something killer like this soon, they took forever just to get dual core phones, hold its not the same for quad.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 12:32 2

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

HTC's answer to the Note maybe? Or perhaps a tablet? 1080p isn't necessary for a phone, but good marketing... Glad it's an S4 quad though, nice to finally see some benckmarks for it, looks like it's as impressive as ever. Hope they come out with a device packed with the S4 quad soon, hopefully with a smaller screen since I'm not really into tablets or phablets. 4.8" is my max probably, if they keep the bezel slim. And I hope they stick with 720p for the smaller version, don't need to waste any of that power pushing pixels that I can't even see.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 21:57 1

46. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

I stick to Samsung especially with the Galaxy Note 2 coming soon. I wish Htc well in entering the challenge against Samsung in the phablet market. Htc better bring it's A game because 5.5inch screen will be hard to beat...

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 16:09

56. Deylune (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

i can tell that this is going to be my next Android phone by the sound of the specs and i like HTC phones a lot

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 16:33

57. CreeDiddy (Posts: 957; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

This is nice breakthrough technology. However, I am going to guess that Samsung is the first to 1920x1080 screen. Ipad has already doubled what is available in tablet market now. The smartphone is next...

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 00:27

58. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3790; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Possibly, but LG has the technology.


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