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Early benchmarks for AT&T's HTC One X look promising

Despite "only" having a dual-core processor, the preliminary benchmark testing numbers for AT&T's HTC One X show the phone can beat the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Who needs a quad-core smartphone when a dual-core does just fine?
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We're still waiting for AT&T to announce a release date and price for its HTC One X, but already some lucky users have put the device to the test.

Early benchmarks for the handset have arrived online and all indications are that this one is a winner. Indeed, if you're worried that the dual-core Snapdragon S4 wouldn't stand up to the Nvidia Tegra 3, these numbers might ease your mind a bit.

According to benchmarks posted online, AT&T's version of the One X outperforms the Galaxy Nexus in Quadrant and bests the Transformer Prime in Vellamo.

As a refresher, the Asus tablet is notable for being among the first quad-core Tegra 3 devices on the market. Also, it's worth noting that Qualcomm developed the Vellamo test, so read what you will into those figures. Additional tests across AndEbench, Antutu, and CF-Bench have also popped online, all pointing to a serious contender.

Benchmarks and vacuum scenarios aside, AT&T is going to have a strong Android offering later this spring. I have a feeling that most people will be happy to trade out a quad-core CPU found on the global One X in favor of 4G LTE connectivity (in fact, I venture to guess that many subscribers couldn't name a chipset manufacturer if prodded). But either way, these early numbers should be enough to pique the interest of Android-loyal AT&T customers.