HTC Rider 1.2GHz dual core 3D Android phone leaked; release date expecting this year
Pocketnow has gotten themselves an image of what looks like an upcoming Android phone from HTC. Reportedly, the Rider features a 4.3 inch qHD 3D display, 1GB of RAM, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and 1080p video recording (both 2D and 3D). It should be released in Korea by KT. And hopefully in Europe, too.
In terms of looks, the HTC Rider is distinctly HTC-looking. It’s got four virtual keys and that trademark aluminium unibody design that the Taiwanese company is so fond of. The HTC Rider features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, with Adreno 220 GPU and 1GH of RAM. It packs a 4.3″ qHD 3D display and in addition to supporting 1080p 2D/3D playback, it will have cameras to create 1080p 2D/3D content as well. The HTC Rider is expected to be sold by Korea Telecom later this year, with a speculated name change to “HTC X515E”.
The Rider will be joining the HTC Sensation and HTC EVO 3D in HTC’s new high-tier fleet of dual-core-powered smartphones in the coming weeks and months. No doubt it’ll be a while before coming to market though – possibly even next year. And if you thought that was impressive, you ain’t heard anything yet: the 1.2GHz Scorpion CPU in the Rider can run its individual cores at different speeds depending on which is most in demand. The result is Massive power savings, apparently.
HTC Rider has a power saving feature as well. The way it works is pretty smart. The chipset runs each CPU/core at different speed and voltage depending on the requirement. HTC Rider is believed to be headed to Korea Telecom.