Published on July 12th, 2012 | by Paterson Prosper1
HTC 1.7 GHz Quad-Core 4G LTE Phone Headed For AT&T
Looks like HTC may have a Samsung Galaxy S3 killer on their hands! The specs on this phone are mind blowing. Lets just hope the android OS is capable to making use of all this extra speed.
Today the folks from PocketNow have stumbled onto some new benchmark tests being ran by the guys at HTC. This unknown device is rocking an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor only it is boosted to 1.7 GHz and also appears to rock AT&T 4G LTE. We knew NVIDIA was hard at work getting Tegra 3 to also support 4G LTE radios, but it appears they are now reaching the final testing phase. This is good news for NVIDIA.
The details are light on this one but according to GLBenchmark HTC has a new phone the PM63100 with a codename listed as “Evitare UL” which is similar for the codename of HTC’s One XL that later became AT&T’s One X. The Evitare is running NVIDIA’s quad-core at 1.7 GHz and the same 1280 x 720p HD display. There’s no way to figure out the actual screen size at the moment, and testing is being done on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
It looks like HTC and AT&T may be preparing a quad-core 4G LTE smartphone to arrive sometime here in Q3 and hopefully running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean instead. Back in May NVIDIA’s Icera LTE modem was cleared to run on AT&T, but was expected to not arrive until next year. We’ll keep our ears open for more details on this mystery device and update once we know anything more.