Yesterday, a mystery device, labelled as the HTC6435LVW, cropped up on GLBenchmark, sporting figures that approach those of the iPad 3, whilst utilising an effective screen resolution of 1,794 x 1,080, indicating that the device features a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 display, with room for Android navigation buttons.
The SoC involved was a Qualcomm MSM8960, running at 1.5GHz. With a significant boost in performance over HTC's One X, which features a standard MSM8960, it's not unreasonable to draw the conclusion that this device features the MSM8960T Pro Series, which integrates the Adreno 320 graphics core.
From this we can speculate that this device may very well be a 1080p smartphone or mini-tablet, as opposed to a full-blown tablet device. The MSM8960T CPU remains dual-core for low-power usage and this chip features an integrated 4G LTE modem. We would have expected to see either the APQ8064 or MPQ8064 quad-cores in future tablet devices.
It has been confirmed lately that HTC is working on a replacement to the HTC Flyer, which much like Samsung's GALAXY Note, features a Wacom digitizer. At a screen size of 7in for the original Flyer, this product would be the perfect candidate, the screen is large enough to comfortably fit in a 1080p display yet the device is small enough to require a somewhat more modest SoC...