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Asian variant of the HTC One M8 revealed to sport a slightly overclocked processor

HTC One M8

A new leak has revealed that the Snapdragon 801 chipset on the new HTC One is slightly overclocked for the Asian variant. While the standard American and European variant of the HTC One (M8) features a 2.3 GHz quad core processor, the one on the Asian variant is revealed to be packing a 2.5 GHz chip.

What this means is that Asian models of the new HTC One will trump its European and American counterparts in terms of benchmarks. However, real world performance will remain pretty much the same. A comparison has revealed that the U.S. variant scored 29,431 on AnTuTu while the Asian model scored 35,964 which is a significant bump.

It’s clear that HTC has added a little bonus for its Asian customers considering that a bulk of its sales come from the continent. However, even within Asia, this particular variant might only be available in a few regions.

The new HTC One is a stellar device with plenty of positive reviews already. Now it’s up to HTC to tackle the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2 when these devices launch on a global scale in mid-April. Stateside, the HTC One is already available for purchase through AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.

HTC M8 Asia benchmarks

Source: ePrice – Translated

Via: Phone Arena

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  1. Exactly. In the case of the HTC One and Galaxy S4, the One has stellar performance, while the Galaxy S4 lags quite a bit, but both have almost equal hardware that can produce some good benchmarks.

  2. The slight improvement does not actually mean much for ordinary users. HTC should have also introduced more than just a small improvement in terms of numbers here.

  3. Yes. Benchmarking is one way of promoting your device. Showing how well your device scores gives an idea to the customer how powerful the device is. The catch is that benchmarking does not necessarily translate to amazing performance.

  4. Interesting…never knew independent devs were actually searching that stuff out. Yeah, I can see how they don’t care about benchmarks–I mean, they really don’t matter in the long run.

  5. Nexus was never made to capture customer’s attention with specs. It was made to promote Android. So I don’t see reason why Google will be bothered about Benchmarking.

  6. Yes, Google can cheat. But it does not. A lot of independent developers have worked again and again to show that benchmarking is usually fibbed by OEMs and Nexus series does not. I guess that is probably because Google does not care much about it.

  7. I just hope they don’t region lock this phone like Samsung did. That’s going to be really irritating.

  8. How so? Google is just as able to cheat as everyone else. Then again, they are a very reputable company.

  9. After the Samsung debacle, we know all OEMs are cheating when it comes to benchmarking. However, you mentioned that this was on overclocked CPU. Does that mean a developer overclocked it or did HTC actually do that themselves? If so, that’s quite unusual…

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