Here at GizmoNinja we generally try not to cover too many rumors, but this latest Android rumor caught my attention and got my gears turning. The render above is supposedly a future HTC phone, internally known as the Zeta. Reportedly, the phone will pack a 2.4GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.5″ 720p HD display, 32GB internal storage, 1830mAh batter, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, and will run Ice Cream Sandwich. You’ll also notice that the rendered phone takes a detour from the traditional look that HTC has used for their Android phones for the past few years. If this is real, that’s one hell of a phone.
The part that caught my attention, and probably yours as well, is the 2.5GHz quad-core processor… Now, we know that quad core processors are coming for phones soon enough, with rumors of the 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 HTC Edge surfacing recently. TWO point FIVE Gigahertz, though?! Many question the necessity of dual-core phones today, and a lot of it has to do with very few Android apps even fully taking advantage of dual-core. Maybe it’s just me, but 2.5GHz quad-core just seems like mass overkill right now.
With that said, I know that speed and power is the name of the game when it comes to technology. Everybody always hungers for more of it, whether they need it or not. A coule years ago people laughed at the prospects of 1GHz processor phones, let along dual and quad core – but here we are today with that being the norm. The mobile device industry is moving along at neck-breaking speed and the name of the game is to wow consumers with jaw-dropping specs.
No word on when the rumored HTC Zeta is set to be released, it might never even see the light of day. But regardless, quad-core phones are inevitable and everybody will be jumping at the opportunity to be one of the first to have one – whether they “need” it or not.
I’d like to hear your thoughts on this. Is a 2.5GHz quad-core phone necessary at this time? Ever? Even if it’s overkill, will you always be in line to grab the devices with the latest and greatest chipsets? I’m not going to lie, I probably will…
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