Galaxy S II Skyrocket owners on AT&T are probably pretty pleased right now in discovering that an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is now available, but for AT&T customers that opted to wait for the upcoming HTC One X instead, it looks like you’re going to get a smartphone which will become one of the fastest smartphones on the market right now.
The device is scheduled to release on AT&T before Summer alongside the Canadian version on Rogers Wireless, but lucky consumers in Europe not only have the option of picking this device up earlier starting from April, but they’ll also get a quad-core processor in their version as well – the US version only comes with a dual-core chip.
That is obviously causing a lot of grief for potential buyers on AT&T, but you may not have anything to worry about though if you fear that AT&T are releasing an inferior device compared to the International version. Early benchmark tests for the device have now been published and it turns out that despite shipping with a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, the HTC One X still blows away the majority of smartphones on the market right now, including the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, which quite frankly didn’t even come close to competing.
As explained by MobileSyrup, the Galaxy Nexus manages a benchmark score of around 2600 on Quadrant, but the HTC One X almost doubles that score with a staggering 4952 – clearly showing the potentials of the new Snapdragon S4 chipset that is contained inside the device.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, the HTC One X also outperformed the ASUS Transformer Prime, a quad-core device on Vellamo – a different benchmark test by scoring almost 2500 compared to the Prime’s 1000. That is some mighty impressive stuff there from a device which only packs a 1.5Ghz dual-core chipset.
It’s safe to say that you no longer need to worry about importing an International version, as the AT&T variant will perform just fine. It’s not even out yet, but it already looks to be a superior handset to the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. Let the games begin.
Is the HTC One X your next smartphone? If you have a Galaxy Nexus, let us know your thoughts on the surprising benchmark results for the device – thinking about switching carriers now or not?