January 4, 2012 | by Charles West
HTC is reported to having some big plans after this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The Taiwanese-based manufacturer plans to show a slew of smartphones powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February. All handsets will include Qualcomm’s MSM 8906 4G LTE chipsets, according to Taiwan-based financial newspaper Commercial Times. One of the kick-ass phones that’s suppose to be unveiled at MWC is the HTC Ville, a dual-core handset thinner than Apple’s iPhone 4S.
JPMorgan Chase analyst Alvin Kwok wrote what he thought was HTC’s plan in the next few months:
“HTC will maintain its lead against rivals by two months if it unveils Tegra 3- and MSM 8960-based smartphones in February and ships the models on time in April.”
If this turns out to be true, it’ll be a little surprising to see quad-core handsets rolling out so soon. That said, some analysts are forecasting a slow year for HTC, Kwok believes the vendor’s shipments will grow 15 percent in 2012 and 29 percent in 2013. I for one, hope that HTC can get things back on track because they’re hands-down one of the best OEMs in the smartphone industry. Still, it’s met to be seen if these rumored devices will be the key reason to propelling the Taiwan-based vendor back to its top spot.
What do you guys think? Are you stoked to see some quad-core handsets from HTC this year?