Rumor: 2.5GHz quad core powered HTC Zeta breaks cover

By Leeky · 23 replies
Nov 16, 2011
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  1. Details have begun to emerge of what could be an upcoming handset from HTC, named the Zeta. The imagery and specifications were leaked to Engadget, which reported on it yesterday.…

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  2. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    I guess the new 28nm proc really turned out well if they're going for the full 2.5GHz clocks on a quadcore right out of the gate. Can't wait to see other SoC maker's implementations.
  3. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    In 5-10 years we will probably be able to run BF3 on our phones :p The CPU's will as powerful as the current mid/high range desktop cpus :p

    Same goes for the GPU chips.
  4. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    How long is it gonna take for it to run out of batteries? >.>
  5. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    Is anyone a big fan of HTC phones? Are they good? I'm wondering because I've never really had the chance to play with one?
  6. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TS Booster Posts: 124   +9

    Have a HTC HD that's been running longer then 3 years. I still have it running on the same battery =p
  7. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TS Booster Posts: 124   +9

    before i forget, it went through a lot. It fell a couple of times and i think 2 years ago it fell out of my younger brothers pocket on tarmac while drivin a seriously beefed up scooter. It has a nasty deep scratch on the bottom, but everything else works fine =p
  8. One nice thing about the rounded corners is to dissipate force when it's accidentally dropped. I wonder how well these will hold up to a good smack on the corner.
  9. the problem is the battery but if they manage to use the double size of the droid Razr battery with one of mames would be nice to have a very slim battery with 3500mah
  10. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    2.5 ghz quad core? Really? That is quite a jump in specs from any current gen phone.
  11. Is anyone a big fan of HTC phones? Are they good? I'm wondering because I've never really had the chance to play with one?

    I have an HTC Droid Incredible and in my opinion HTC is one of the top 3 Android Phone producers if not the best.
  12. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Well they're not even in the top 3 when it comes to shipments despite producing phones more frequently than other manufacturers. So I guess the general consensus is that they're far from the best.

    But hey. Enjoy 24fps launcher transitions and 18bit screens.
  13. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +235

    Sounds phony (no pun).
  14. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    If only they made apps capable of using more than one core...
  15. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    I'm not a "big fan" of their phones, but I did buy two HTC Evo 3D 4G phones. If I walked into the store again, with Apple and Samsung's latest offering, I'd probably pick the HTC again. This phone as been reliable and it has the hardware, performance, and features that I was looking for. Battery life has been acceptable as well.
  16. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    You wouldn't buy the superior in nearly every area SGS II?
  17. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    IMO its more likely to see a 1.5GHZ quad not a 2.5GZ one the rest of the specs look ok and if this phone comes to verizon i will jump on it HTC makes great phones.
  18. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    How do I find out when this will be released?
  19. baroquer

    baroquer TS Rookie

    How many GB RAM will it have ?
  20. "How many GB RAM will it have ?"

    baroquer, you should ALWAYS read the article before posting. As per the article, it will have 1GB of ram.
  21. very hard to believe it'll be a 2.5ghz quad core, that'd make it more powerful than most common desktops! i also dont see the need in 2012 for a quadcore @ 2.5ghz??? that thing would chew through battery life ridiculously quick! more likely a 1.5ghz quad core which would still be badass!
  22. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    ^ The 4 cores don't run full blast 24/7, they only use those cores/clocks when the workload calls for it. On phones, that really means anytime you're doing anything other than playing games, you likely aren't using more than 1-2 cores.
  23. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    Not really ever using more than one core though? So far, no app or OS (although I believe iOS is multi-core aware) actually uses more than one core? I believe in the processor architecture it'll load balence the cores to the relavent needed supply of commands but as far as I'm aware no mobile software can actually take control of more than one core?
  24. I also a Huge fan with HTC with the G1, Evo 4G and now the Evo 3D underneath my belt. It definitely the top 3 Android manufacturer and one of the better UI with Sense. But Samsung look very enticing with 4.5, 5.3 screen option, lighter overall, GPS SirfStar 4 chipset (No one has this, not even Garmin or TomTom), Barometer, Super Amoled Plus screen and the beautiful no physical button, Nexus Prime. The only fault is it touch wiz UI, but rooted and throw in a custom Rom will fix that. I probably will jump ship on my next phone. Tell me if I'm wrong?

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