Aug 04 AT 11:12 AM Nick Gray 9 Comments

GLBenchmark reveals HTC Glacier, could be fabled Project Emerald

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.

Via: Engadget`

Source: AlienBabelTech

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website DROID Sam

    wow, I was really hoping that a dual-core 1.5GHz processor would perform a lot better than that. I guess it comes back to the whole issue about processor speed really not making that big of a difference.

    The Qualcomm chip architecture simply isnt as advanced as what Samsung has put out with the Hummingbird processor and dedicated GPU. Still, the extra cycles should allow the phone to churn througg regular processos (those that are not graphics intensive) a lot faster. Now we just need a few apps that can take advantage of all this power.

  • http://Website beaver

    u know, nobody even confirmed these were from a dual core phone. For all we know it may just be HTC’s next line of Snapdragon single core but far more optimized, maybe running at 1.5 GHz.

  • http://Website xallies

    I hope these aren’t dual cords… and at 1.5 those are substandard results. I was looking forward to these phones but it just seems were not there yet

    • http://Website Gee

      I don’t know much but aren’t the glbenchmarks related to graphic processing? So assuming that the glacier has a dual core Snapdragon CPU, wouldn’t the GPU play a really, really big part in this benchmark? For all we know the CPU could be significantly faster but the GPU is only marginally better or the same as than the Adreno GPU in current Snapdragons.

  • http://Website rstat1

    This is GLBenchmark, meaning the CPU has very little to do with it. It could mean that Qualcomm is continuing its line of crappy GPUs.

  • http://Website Harold

    Who was the genius who came up with the “glacier” name? Aren’t glacier’s typically ice cold and very slow moving? They’re also endangered species in a period of global warming.

    • http://Website Cesar Trevino

      Global Warming, don’t you mean climate change?


  • Vinny

    It’s kinda disappointing that something that wont come out until September will run slower then phones that came out in July.

  • http://Website reddragon72

    The benchmarks run here are utilizing the CPU not the GPU. The GL benchmarks run both CPU testing and GPU and there are not GPU results posted just the CPU. So what you see is the CPU being tested with the GL “wrapper”. Head to the main reporting site and read up it’s all explained there. :-)