HTC Edge may arrive as world’s first quad-core Android smartphone

HTC Edge may arrive as world’s first quad-core Android smartphone

A new Android-based HTC handset has surfaced this week which may prove to be be the world’s first quad-core smartphone.  Dubbed the HTC Edge, specifications are said to include a 4.7-inch 720 HD display, 1GB RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and Beats Audio integration. Described as “slightly over 10mm thick”, the handset should offer a quad-core 1.5GHZ NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU, 32GB internal storage, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Anticipated for late Q1 or early Q2, the HTC Edge could also be the first handset to feature a new 4.0 Sense UI on top. Providing this phone launches with Gingerbread, this should certainly see an Ice Cream Sandwich update in short order. It’s also expected that the phone debuts with new and/or improved HTC content services, including HTC Listen (music), HTC Read (books), and HTC Play (games). According to Pocketnow, the handset may be among the first to offer HD versions of movies in HTC Watch.

Although a step forward in many areas, additional details in the HTC Edge include 21Mbps HSDPA connectivity. By comparison, the recently launched HTC Amaze 4G offers up to 42Mbps speeds.

Add the HTC Edge to our list of phones we hope to see at CES come January!

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65 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    November 07, 13:58 Reply

    I was going to get the Amaze 4g but now I’ll have to wait

    • Joel Armani
      November 09, 12:12 Reply

      Yeah just keep waiting and in a few decades u’ll be in ur grave with a nokia classic

      • Anonymous
        November 09, 12:21 Reply

        point take..but I have a Nexus One.  I can afford to wait

  2. Anonymous
    November 07, 14:05 Reply

    why would’nt this come with ice cream sandwich ?? why does it feel that everyone is having to drag there feet because of nexus ?? is it really that much work for handset suppliers to incorporate this update to to there wares ?? you can bet this will be available very very soon  from sources outside the industry, so why does it take so long for the big boys ?? is this a money thing ???, i should say im not a hater and gagging for the nexus on the 17th

  3. rip dvd to wmv
    November 08, 01:09 Reply

    It looks pretty great to me, I do want to know how it feels like when I handle a quad-core cellphone in this way. HTC is really doing better and better as a cellphone manufacturer.

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