HTC goes quad-core with Edge

HTC goes quad-core with EdgeHTC has been cranking it up a notch of late, with the HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation XL, and – in the States at least – the HTC Rezound.

And the Taiwanese workhorse shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. We’ve barely had time to digest the aforementioned beauties, and now we’re getting wind of HTC’s first quad-core effort, namely the HTC Edge.

A press shot of the HTC Edge has been leaked to Pocketnow along with a handful of mouth-watering specs. It sounds like a bit of a beast. In a good way.

The HTC Edge will reportedly have a 4.7in display, presumably with Rezound-esque 720p goodness, 1GB RAM, and an 8MP camera. Rumourville puts the internal storage at a possible 32GB. That’d be nice.

The big improvement over its predecessors, however, is said to be Nvidia’s AP30 Tegra 3 CPU, delivering quad-core processing action. Cripes.

The tipster makes no mention of the Android version, but with a proposed release date of early 2012, we’d expect to see the HTC Edge ship with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

It’s also tipped to debut HTC’s Listen music store, and Sense 4.0. Sounds pretty awesome, huh? Hopefully we'll get our hands on the HTC Edge at Mobile World Congress...

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CTPAHHIK  Nov. 8, 2011 at 10:44

Sense 4.0 minimum requirement is quad core + 1GB RAM. (_;)

Stelph  Nov. 8, 2011 at 10:45

4.7"????????? Too big, a quad core with a 3.5-3.7" with a thin bezel please so I can actually carry it around in comfort and itll last longer than 3 seconds on its battery

corgi74  Nov. 8, 2011 at 12:50

Yay!! Another HTC that looks just like all the others but runs Sense slighty faster than the phones out now but not as fast as it's inevitable replacement due within 6 months of the release of this.

CTPAHHIK  Nov. 8, 2011 at 13:57

I wonder if LG will silently beat HTC to quad core crown with LG Optimus 4X :p

blizzard7  Nov. 8, 2011 at 14:46

Unnecessary...

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 8, 2011 at 16:34

Had a play with the Titan today, and I gotta say: too big. For me.
But high time we got quad cores. There's that moment in level 97 of Angry Birds on the Sensation when, I swear, one of the little blue birds seems a bit laggy for 0.02 seconds whenever I get an sms at the same time. Un-f*cking-acceptable.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 8, 2011 at 16:41

Jan, I totally agree, as soon as any game drops below 60fps, it's time for a new phone :p. Preferably one that's more powerful than my laptop ;)...

corgi74  Nov. 8, 2011 at 16:45

But just think how quickly those clouds will go across the screen when you unlock it

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 8, 2011 at 16:49

Damn....in all their sub-5" glory....they'll be fantastic...

To be honest, I don't know who I'm kidding, I'm a geek, I'll have a quad-core phone at some point next year :p.

CTPAHHIK  Nov. 8, 2011 at 18:00

I want quad core. Let losers play Angry Birds - I want Tintin and Backstab in 720p resolution and anything else Gameloft has coming up.

Treab  Nov. 8, 2011 at 22:37

i wont be owning a quad core phone anytime soon... (tbh my laptop is a dual core and my dekky is a quad core... i dont need that much power in my phone... )

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 8, 2011 at 23:35

I've just noticed, this phone is rumoured to be using a Tegra 3 chip, I thought HTC solely used Qualcomm chips in their devices?

iampav  Nov. 9, 2011 at 08:04

Pretty poor that we're looking at quad-core phones coming, but we've still no clear date for 4G implementation. Surely this will drive the need for bigger, faster devices?

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 9, 2011 at 08:11

4G is at the discretion of Ofcom in the UK. Who have nothing to gain from bothering to implement a proper 4G LTE network. The 4G spectrum auction got delayed until later in 2012 because one of the networks was bit*hing that it was "unfair".

On the other hand, quad-core phones are made at the discretion of the manufacturers, who are all competing with each other, therefore have a decent reason to stay ahead of the pack, as much as possible.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 9, 2011 at 08:15

Tegra 3 is based on the ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore microarchitecture and the four cores can run at speeds up to 1.3GHz.

http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/nvidia-tegra-3-what-you-need-to-know-1039584


So....this rumoured HTC has buttons, runs at an impossible clock speed and HTC have never used anything but a Qualcomm processor in their Android devices before...I smell BS.

iampav  Nov. 9, 2011 at 08:24

@matt the 3G spectrum auction raised billions for the UK government, which is needed more than ever. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/727831.stm ) Businesses also want the coverage to get broadband speeds in difficult to wire areas.
Take your point on manufacturers, but I do think it's becoming a bit like selling ice to Inuits. Larger, faster mobiles are quickly treading into convergence with tablets a la Samsung's Note. I still want to tote a fast phone, but need fast services. Otherwise, I'll whip out my laptop/tab in (insert cafe) to use their WiFi!

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 9, 2011 at 08:27

True, it did raise a lot of cash, but with the 4G spectrum auctions put off until at least mid-2012, we won't see an LTE network in the UK, even in major cities, until mid-2013 :( :(.

iampav  Nov. 9, 2011 at 08:29

Sad, but true! :(

Treab  Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:14

The 3g sale though was at a time when money was available and new providers (in this case 3) were driving the price up in order to gain a share...

the 4g sale will end up costing alot less as simply put they dont have the money anymore to pay huge prices (the same thing has happened elsewhere)

and matt.. 4g was never coming before 2013.. the 4g spectrum can only happen when the tv analog coverage is switched off (and thats late 2012 then the conversion process etc)

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