HTC Edge may be one of the first quad-core smartphones

HTC Edge may be one of the first quad-core smartphones
While we all anxiously await the arrival of the Asus Transformer Prime tablet which will reportedly pack the Tegra 3 quad-core processor, it appears as though a device from HTC known as the Edge may be one of the first smartphones to feature a quad-core of its own.

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: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I like to wait for the phone get to 2GB ram.....

18. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Nov 06, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 10; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

100% agree. Went back from my samsung mesmerize to my htc desire, less memory but better phone.

97. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Are you offended tacohunter? Please slowly scroll down to the bottom of this page:

29. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 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: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

What's wrong with logo? go dont like it. Tough :( get over it.

56. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I'd like to know how nice the Tegra 3 integrates with LTE radios are they like

61. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Samsungs exynos and don't work well with LTE?

80. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 2011

The EXYNOS chip is not LTE capable.

2. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Holy crap! This is more powerful than my computer!

95. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Cue cries from all sides of "The Nexus/Razr is already obsolete!!"

6. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

A smartphone which is considered "future-proof" doesn't exist.

35. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011


41. phantomash

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

not really, EDGE looks ugly =/

81. pilex

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

both looks beautiful!

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Finally.. something without a snapdragon! This is the first.. open the floodgates to quadcore land! :)

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Jul 16, 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: Sep 20, 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

8. AdamW33

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

some day, cant wait...

11. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

stop kidding:) 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 they will utilize quad core power? Where? What for? And battery remains the same? This is a joke.

30. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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: 699; Member since: May 19, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol.. incrimental upgrades my friend. How I wish we took jumps that large though.. how fun would that be.

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