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HTC has been pushing out some pretty powerful phones, but the options have been pretty underwhelming over at T-Mobile. The Samsung Galaxy S II has been pretty much ruling the T-Mobile flagship phone department, but a rumor flying around could put that to the test. We are hearing that the not-yet-official T-Mobile G4x may not be the new LG phone but rather the HTC One X re-branded for T-Mobile. Until the latest rumor, the word on the blogosphere is that LG was be responsible for the G4x. This could have been a replacement to last year’s G2x, which was pretty much an off-the-shelf disappointment. Our own Judie and Dan were at the HTC even a few days ago and reported on the HTC One X for AT&T with the HTC One S as the only option for T-Mobile. Unfortunately the US version of AT&T will reportedly not be sporting a quad-core CPU like the X will be overseas, only a new dual core probably due to the LTE limitations.
“The HTC One X smartphone will launch on Sprint and T-Mobile this summer. Like AT&T’s variant, Sprint’s version will also use the dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with integrated LTE. T-Mobile will go with the quad-core Tegra 3 processor that supports HSPA+, similar to the global version of the device.
We don’t know the final name of the Sprint version, but it is believed to be a part of the EVO family. Rumored names include the EVO LTE, EVO HD, and EVO 3. T-Mobile will call their version the G4x and it will offer stock Android 4.0 like their other G-series devices.” -Android and Me
If this pans out for T-Mobile then I may indeed be taking a look into HTC’s camp which I left a few years back after the HD2. The G-Series offered in the past for T-Mobile were all a stock Android experience, let’s hope that holds true if the G4x ever sees the light of day. The G4X could also be running with a Tegra 3 Quad core inside, likely at 1.5GHz instead of the AT&T and Sprint dual core counterparts. I am quite excited about the rumored Samsung Galaxy S III and it’s near bezel free design, but I would love to get my hands on a solid metallic unibody phone with no Sense, and 4 cores running ICS. These are all just rumors but I can tell you that our current option (One S) is not a 2012 flagship caliber phone despite it’s S4 dual cores and decent set of features. More to come as this little rumor unravels, hopefully CTIA yields an actual announcement.
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via: AndroidandMe, Source: Android and Me secret informant