New benchmark details which recently surfaced on GLBenchmark’s website could be our first glimpse of the power behind Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon processor. The benchmark scores belong to a previously unknown handset named the HTC Glacier. While this is the first time we have heard this name, a few clues indicate that the HTC Glacier could actually be the fabled Project Emerald which is expected to launch on T-Mobile’s network in the U.S. this November.
As far as scores go, the HTC Glacier finished the GLBenchmark Pro 1.1 with 1432 frames, nearly three times higher than the scores posted for the HTC EVO 4G. The benchmark scores place the HTC Glacier right in the middle of Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup of handsets which are currently the fastest and most powerful Android handsets on the market. While we don’t know how big of a screen the HTC Glacier will feature, the benchmark results do reveal that the display resolution is set at 800 x 480 pixels.
While there is no way to guarantee that this is in fact the Project Emerald, AlienBabelTech has put together a pretty good case to prove that it is. The benchmark results for the HTC Glacier appear to have been uploaded by an individual who has only uploaded benchmark results for T-Mobile USA handsets. A quick Google search also reveals that this individual works at T-Mobile as a Senior Interaction Designer. Again, there is no real solid evidence in any of these details, but we wouldn’t be too surprised if the HTC Glacier does launch on T-Mobile right before the holiday season kicks off.