More information revealed about the HTC Edge; display is Super LCD-2 with optical lamination

More information revealed about the HTC Edge; display is Super LCD-2 with optical lamination
Just the other day, we got your juices flowing telling you about the HTC Edge, which could possibly be the first quad-core flavored smartphone to be launched. Well, some more info about the phone was revealed today including word that the 4.7 inch display will be Super LCD 2 and use a process called optical lamination that will give the display the pixel density and clarity to rival that of the Retina display on the Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

There will be no microSD slot on the phone, but before you start cursing, there will be 32GB of native storage on the handset which comes in at 8.8mm thick. A microSIM slot is on board and an 1800mAh battery provides the juice. After reading through the specs, you can see where HTC got the name for the smartphone from. Imagine the display on the Apple iPhone 4S expanded to 4.7 inches on a phone that takes you where you want to go faster than all of today's dual-core hot shots.

It won't be out in time for this year's holiday season, but by the time we are half way through 2012, this beast could have smartphone users living on the Edge.

source: BGR



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  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.50h talk time)

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25 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i just hope the do away with the capacitive buttons and do something about that bulgy looking camera housing.

2. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

I hope this is the Evo 4

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it would technically be the EVO 3.

7. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

haha i guess your right

21. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

technically evo 5. because evo 4g then the evo shift then the evo 3d then the evo design now the edge

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the others are not apart of the original lineage. if that's how it worked we'd be expecting the Droid 12 soon than the Droid 4.

3. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

still crazy about the galaxy nexus? i didn't think so. lolzzz!!!

11. nameless1521

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

what do you expect? Galaxy Nexus is going to release in this year. It's gonna be at least 5 months old phone when HTC Edge releases. If HTC's Edge isn't better than a 5 months old reference phone then i would be a shame of HTC. Plus when Edge releases, im pretty sure other manufacturers release Tegra 3 equipped phones as well. Just HTC did after LG released Optimus x2(Tegra2), which wasn't that successful. and im afraid HTC is following the steps of LG here.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This is the specification level that Apple is going to have to compete with on the iPhone 5. Nothing like competition to spur innovation....

6. Krishaun27 unregistered

Halfway through 2012? and there no mention of the carrier? Good luck waitin on that thing

8. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

What can you do with a quadcore processor on a small screen, on a tablet, this would be killer, just not for a phone... unless..... Adobe releases indesign, photoshop, ect and Microsoft releases new products for phones on quadcore devices. Because right now, Microsoft office works fine on my 1ghz processor samsung focus

16. phantom1076

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

it's same resolution as a tablet mate. What is it for? What else? Gaming. You cant have developers make nice looking games if there is no hardware to support it.

9. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

These specs make any dual core phone outdated...where are we going with so much speed!

10. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

one word GAMES

13. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

to that episode of futurama with the "eye-phones"

12. nameless1521

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

There isn't no Retina. Only LG IPS LCD. In fact, since Samsung gonna buy all share of S-LCD, which is initally a joint venture of Samsung&Sony from Sony. It's gonna be just Samsung vs LG.

14. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

remember the thunderbolt? no buy first quaddy announced

22. nameless1521

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

which is not getting ICS from HTC. Pretty sad.

15. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Only 1800mAH? Jesus... I hope that thing is optimized to all hell. I'm terrified to see what our battery life will be like on phones next year if we keep seeing batteries under 2000.

17. phantom1076

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

quad core doesn't mean more power usage, in fact it increases power efficiency because most of the time those cores will be idle and the lesser core will do most of the common tasks.

18. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i heard Tegra 3 is actually 5-core,,, is it true?

20. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Yea they had a article on the chip the other day talking about it, it is under clock to 800mhz

19. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Yes...5th core is something like little brother taking care of standby mode or that kind of tasks.

24. Mojobobo

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Hopefully it doesnt turn out like the droid x2

25. Cranemachine

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

PLEASE PLEASE let it come to Sprint!!!!!

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