Earlier today we posted an article which suggested that T-Mobile may release a new Android-based high-end smartphone in May 2011, with its dual-core CPU it will certainly be one of, if not the fastest smartphone on the market, therefore we thought we would look into how this could affect the rumored iPhone 5 release.
Over the last three years Apple has announced a new iPhone version in June, back in June 2008 they revealed the iPhone 3G, in June 2009 they announced the 3GS and last June they unveiled the iPhone 4, therefore I wouldn’t be surprised if the iPhone 5 shows up this June, but could this be too late?
As previously mentioned the HTC Pyramid will feature a dual-core chip, this will apparently be the Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon processor, this has 2 x 1.2GHz cores and will give devices 1080p encoding and decoding capabilities, also according to SmartphoneBenchmarks.com Qualcomm has also taken measures to make this energy efficient, there is integrated low power GPS and a dedicated low power audio engine, which should help the HTC Pyramid to get the most from its battery.
Rumors suggest that the Pyramid may have a 4.3-inch display and offer HSPA+ connectivity, also HTC has made a name for themselves in terms of build quality and their Sense UI is popular with consumers, if you bring all of this information together HTC could potentially deliver well-built a super-fast handset with great battery life, a 4.3 inch display and 1080p HD capabilities and fast connectivity thanks to HSPA+, also lets not forget that HTC’s UI combined with the latest version of Android will make the device extremely intuitive, I will be surprised if the iPhone 5 will be able to outdo this, what do you think?
Obviously a lot of this article is based on unconfirmed rumors and quite a few presumptions, however the HTC Pyramid certainly does have the potential to be a real competitor to Apple’s next smartphone release.
What are you more excited about dual-core Android smartphones or the iPhone 5?
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