According to reports online, the HTC One X will be shipping with a dual-core chip in the US. This is because AT&T demands LTE in all its high-end smartphones, and at the moment there are no Tegra 3 LTE configurations. LTE modems would have to be supplied by another company, and right now Qualcomm is the leading provider of such chips. However, Qualcomm has tied its LTE modem to its own processor, which means HTC will have to use Snapdragon processors instead of the Tegra 3.
Since the non-LTE versions of the phone sold elsewhere will be featuring NVIDIA’s quad-core processor, it’s quite a predicament for consumers do they choose a phone with purportedly higher performance but slower data or vice versa? However, NVIDIA is looking forward to rectify the situation by working with Renesas and GCT to create LTE modems for the Tegra 3.
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