HTC’s working on a new high-end smartphone as well as a new tablet. That has become obvious thanks to a couple of leaked benchmark results which have surfaced today.
First off, it looks like the Taiwanese company is getting ready to introduce a new top of the line smartphone, perhaps as part of the One series. Today, the One X is, alongside its many variations, HTC’s top dog. But tomorrow (or in a few months), that will change.
The new device doesn’t have a name yet, it goes only by its codename ‘evitareul’ and model number PM63100. Worth a mention is that the One X had ‘evita’ as its codename, so the new phone may just be an improved version of that.
This is further confirmed by the fact that the new smartphone supposedly still comes with an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core (4-PLUS-1) processor, although in this case it’s clocked at 1.7 GHz (200 MHz more than in the internationally-selling One X). The screen comes with 720p HD resolution, just like the One X, though its size is still a mystery. As of now, it’s running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but we’re hoping that it will get some updated software (to Jelly Bean, naturally) before it sees the light of day.
This new smartphone is headed to AT&T in the US, and it may be one of the first handsets to sport both a Tegra 3 CPU and LTE support.
Next up, it’s been a long while since HTC has last launched a tablet. But that doesn’t mean that the company has given up on this market, apparently. No, it’s working on a new tablet, that should come with a ‘unique selling point’ to differentiate itself from the competition. So something similar (in theory, not necessarily in practice) to what HTC’s done with the Flyer, which came with stylus support.
This new tablet may end up being called the Vertex, or Vertex HD. The HTC Vertex was spotted in a benchmark having a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, and a 1280×800 touchscreen of unknown size. It’s currently on Android 4.0.3, but like with the aforementioned smartphone, we’re hoping the version will change before release. Apparently, it has a 2 MP rear camera, and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. Bluetooth support is on board too, as is Beats Audio integration.
Will this be a run of the mill 10-inch tablet with one ‘unique selling point’? Or will it perhaps be a competitor to Google’s Nexus 7? Time will tell. And we’ll let you know when we find out.