HTC Edge may be one of the first quad-core smartphones
If the rumored specs of the HTC Edge turn out to be true, then what we have here is quite the beast of a handset. The Edge is a slab-style Android device, possibly of the Ice Cream Sandwich type. It has a 4.7-inch 720p HD display which is sure to make this device a media powerhouse. On the back of the smartphone is said to be an 8 megapixel camera that will surely record video in 1080p HD while a front-facing camera also appears to be present.
What is most exciting about this device is the real possibility that it will pack a 1.5GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor. That would make it the first smartphone of its kind. Along with the rumored quad-core the Edge will also have 1GB of RAM. The only question that needs to be asked is will the Android platform be able to take advantage of the Tegra 3? Similar questions have been raised about the Asus Transformer Prime which appears to be only a few months away from hitting the market.
The quad-core processor might not be the only first for the HTC Edge. HTC may be overlaying the Android operating system with the newest version of their custom user interface, Sense 4.0. Moreover, given HTC’s recent acquisition of the Beats audio enhancing technology and its inclusion in smartphones such as the HTC Sensation XE and the upcoming HTC Rezound it wouldn’t be a surprise to see it in the Edge as well.
While there aren’t any carriers associated with the HTC Edge at this time, the fact that it seems to support HSPA+ rather than 4G LTE suggests it may be bound for AT&T or T-Mobile. Unfortunately the HTC Edge will not be around for a while, certainly not in time for the holidays. It will likely release in Q1 or Q2 of 2012. Tell us what you think of the HTC Edge in the comments below.
source: Pocket Now
1. cncrim (Posts: 455; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
I like to wait for the phone get to 2GB ram.....
18. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Htc is just quietly brilliant, and they're gonna proof this once again.
P.S. That profile photo, delete it. Change it to ICS or a little android logo. It doesn't show any respect at all.
22. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
did someone die and make you boss? freedom of speech also means the freedom to be offended and to offend.
Its also a play on a very old calvin pissing on xxxxx set of stickers. its probably one of the least offensive things on these boards.
33. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Let's just say, I offend people that offend ios, wp, bb and symbiant. Just because android is better. Ok, you can say that. But the explanations why android is better just suck. You clearly didn't read anything of my link.
I think that every os has it's cons and pros. But this article goes about htc. And I find htc still one of the best phones ever made. Even better then samsung. My opinion ;)
55. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
what the hell are you talking about tacohunter?
noone said anything about any OS. I am talking about that picture that YOU think someone else needs to bend to your will for.
I dont need to read your link to know that you need to get over yourself if you think your going to tell others how to run their avatar to suit your needs.. end of story.
74. kmix1987 (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
100% agree. Went back from my samsung mesmerize to my htc desire, less memory but better phone.
97. buggerrer (Posts: 282; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
Are you offended tacohunter?
Please slowly scroll down to the bottom of this page:
29. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1540; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
srsly?! who do you think you are? you show up out of no where telling people what to do and how to think. ive never even seen you post before today. go elsewhere plz
36. cncrim (Posts: 455; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
What's wrong with logo? go dont like it. Tough :( get over it.
56. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i never even noticed it until he made a big deal about it on a half dozen threads... lol.
WAAAAAAAH... someone call the internet police, i find that picture offending!!! waaah!!.. seriously.. wtf..
49. JGuinan007 (Posts: 617; Member since: 19 May 2011)
I'd like to know how nice the Tegra 3 integrates with LTE radios are they like
61. JGuinan007 (Posts: 617; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Samsungs exynos and don't work well with LTE?
2. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Holy crap! This is more powerful than my computer!
95. alpinejason (Posts: 260; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
just about.not much longer then all the smartphones will be more powerful then my laptop.but my laptop is over 3 years old.its still amazing that they can get that much power into a device that fits into your pocket
3. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Cue cries from all sides of "The Nexus/Razr is already obsolete!!"
6. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
A smartphone which is considered "future-proof" doesn't exist.
4. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Finally.. something without a snapdragon! This is the first.. open the floodgates to quadcore land! :)
9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5534; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
right? if they do right with Sense 4 then this could be a good turning point for HTC.
17. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Yeh, they finally got it right :) but you're right the previous Sense editions have been rather repetitive.
5. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
The first quad core smartphone should be more special. Here are some proposed specs:
- 2Ghz Quad Core Processor
- 12MP Camera with a Xenon Flash capable of 1080p at 60Fps
- 2GB of RAM
- 4.5" Display with a Full HD Resolution (1920*1080)
- 3.2MP Front Facing Camera
11. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
stop kidding:)...htc don't know how to utilize properly xenon flash.
And it will take time to see first front camera bigger than 2 mpx.
I'm curious...how they will utilize quad core power? Where? What for? And battery remains the same?
This is a joke.
30. snowgator (Posts: 3179; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
That's where I was going. ICS isn't even out yet and is the first real software primed for dual core. Are we really pumping out anything software wise that will make this relevant? Or is it just to get people to buy a new phone or fall behind?
44. JGuinan007 (Posts: 617; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Well when I buy a smart phone I'm stuck with it for 22 months so I want the most cutting edge tech in it at the time I purchase I know in less than a month my phone won't be the best any more but if can be on par till my next upgrade that would be great
57. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
technically, its "multi-core" optimized. Once you get past 2 cores the software can run a near infinite amount of cores.. it doesnt need to become quad-core optimized. It already is when it became dual core optimized.
23. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol.. incrimental upgrades my friend. How I wish we took jumps that large though.. how fun would that be.
51. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Hey, the HTC Evo was not so incremental when it was released- it was a powerhouse! I'd love to see something like that get released again. Something that just takes the fire away from everything else.
I agree that quadcore is overkill for the software that is out right now, but in the future, this will be nice. The battery life is going to be rubbish.
Anyway, this will be pretty gnarly!
65. Firedrops (Posts: 204; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
For devices 5" and below, there really is no point pushing further than 720p. The diminishing returns/price of production explode. 720p at 5" is a nice 293 DPI. Even if you were to put that screen 0.1cm away from your eye, you'd have a damn hard time seeing the individual pixel.
71. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
There's a fine line between smartphone and computer buddy, and you just passed it.
72. Rejeimha (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Jul 2010)
And a 3000 mAh battery to power the thing in order to get a full day's use out of it.
7. Mojobobo (Posts: 12; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
SPECS WAITING FOR:
1.5-2.0ghz quad core
2gb+ onboard ram
5.0"+ screen Super Amoled preferrably
Hopefully this phone doesnt turn out to be like the droid x2
10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5476; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I wonder which carrier this HTC phone will be on. It makes the Rezound seem kind of on the pitiful side.... F*cking A!
13. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
You know what quad cores mean?
That they will forgot about dual cores and instead develop and make it better they will focus on raw power of quad cores (without any idea how to use it).
58. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
uhhh.. no.. it means none of that jackhammer.
15. hunted (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
Is this the answer from HTC for Samsung Galaxy S3?
32. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
i m sure samsung is watchin it ... n they gonna mk sgs III better than anything else out there.......
16. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Yay! Goodbye S3 chip!!!
Tegra 3 chip FTW!
As far as I'm concerned, HTC only needs to fix battery life, they nailed the screen on the Rezound, nailed the camera on the Amaze and hopefully on this they can nail the battery life!
If only its screen was AMOLED.
19. Kease (Posts: 36; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
Nice, I should be able to afford this in 2013 when I get my upgrade!
20. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Couldn't Google have made the Galaxy Nexus just a little more future proof?
21. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Google was essentially saying you only need a 1 Ghz OMAP 4 and 1 GB RAM to run ICS. You don't _need_ quad-core, but I'm sure it'll help!
24. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)
Quadcore is nice and all, but all that power in a 4-4.5 inch screen?
62. JGuinan007 (Posts: 617; Member since: 19 May 2011)
yeah they should make it a 5" qhd screen
25. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
It would be nice if they could release an up-to-date tablet with a Tegra 3 chip.
I couldn't bring myself to purchase the Flyer because of its single-core processor and its diminutive size.
69. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
The Asus transformer 2 is about to drop.. with ICS and tegra3. Consider your prayer... answered! :)
28. Phaze0085 (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
This thing looks awesome, but when will the HTC Titan release for ATT?
31. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
wow.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... i m sure its gonna beat shit outta ishit5 in 2012
48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Glad you're comparing this to the best phone
50. JGuinan007 (Posts: 617; Member since: 19 May 2011)
You mean what your feeble mind considers the best phone for you taco50
53. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Hey, Taco has a point. If someone comes on this post (HTC Phone with a Quadcore) and says it will beat the iPhone 5 (when clearly it has nothing to do with the iPhone or Apple at all), then that someone obviously puts the iPhone on a pedestal and thinks it IS a great phone.
Think about it for a second or two...