HTC Scorpion Android Device To Sport Dual Core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Processor

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC could be about to launch the fastest smartphone (or device) yet with an unreleased Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running at 1.5GHz coupled with the yet-to-be-announced Android 2.2 OS.

Androidspin published what seems to be a build file from the aforementioned smartphone - which is apparently known internally as the Olympian - produced on Saturday 6th of February.

It shows that the processor is reportedly a ARM Cortex-based processor is the QSD8672, a dual core Cortex A8 model launched back in November 2008 with two cores that can run at up to 1.5GHz and built using a 45nm process.

Amongst the other interesting tidbits revealed are the claimed presence of WiMAX plus the fact that the pixel density (PPI) of the device seems to be set at 240. The Nexus One in comparison has a screen with 252 PPI.

Some commentators however have pointed out to the fact that the build dates appear to be fake while there's at least one glaring syntax error. Could it therefore be yet another fake signal or is it indeed a phone?

We shall wait until next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to find out more about the range of products HTC will be launching in 2010.

Our Comments

We have the feeling that software is not moving fast enough to catch up with the hardware advances in the mobile segment. Otherwise how to explain that the QSD8672 was launched 15 months ago by Qualcomm and we're only seeing it now? Furthermore, we suspect that this might be HTC's first smartbook.

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