Jun 22 AT 8:17 AM Nick Gray 86 Comments

Rumor: HTC already working on quad-core Qualcomm S4 powered flagship device

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The HTC One X may be old news now that the Samsung Galaxy S III is making its way across the globe, but that doesn’t mean HTC is simply going to sit back and accept defeat. The latest rumor would have us believe that a new HTC flagship device is already in the works which will eclipse Samsung’s current offering.

According to an anonymous source, HTC is working on a new device which is powered by a 1.6 quad-core Qualcomm S4 SoC (possibly the APQ8064) with 2GB of RAM, LTE integration, 4.7-inch 720p display, 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.8 megapixel front-facing shooter. The majority of the specs line up with the current HTC One X, but the quad-core Qualcomm S4 chip could easily make this new HTC device one of the most sought-after handsets later this year.

Unfortunately, there’s an issue which throws the credibility of the anonymous source into question. The source claims the device will feature and Adreno 350 GPU while Qualcomm’s documents claims that the APQ8064 is paired with the Adreno 320. We suspect there’s a typo in there somewhere, but we suggest you digest this news with a grain of salt.

What are your thoughts on the new HTC rumor? Would you be willing to pass on the Samsung Galaxy S III if HTC has plans to release a quad-core Qualcomm S4 powered handset in the next 3-4 months?

Source: Smart DROID

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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