Rumor: HTC Edge to be first quad-core phone from HTC
Anyone planning on buying a new HTC phone next year will probably be pleased to hear that we have a new HTC phone to talk about. The latest phone to hit the rumor mill is the HTC Edge which is expected to feature a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 4.7-inch 720 HD display, 1 GB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera with a backlit image sensor and Beats Audio all crammed into a unibody shell that’s only slightly thicker than 10mm. There’s no mention of LTE, but the HTC Edge is said to support 21Mbps HSDPA connectivity.
While the rumored HTC Edge sounds pretty amazing, we’d like to remind you that the specs and images will probably change a bit over time. One issue we have with the specs is that the 1.5 GHz quad-core processor is said to be the AP30 Tegra 3 CPU from Nvidia. It’s certainly plausible that HTC will be branching out and looking for alternatives from Qualcomm’s chip offerings, but we’re not sure how much we trust the source story since they go on to say “internal storage will likely be bumped to 32GB, while the Bluetooth radio should hit version 4.0.” That’s the kind of langue a blogger typically uses when they are filling in spec gaps with their own assumptions rather than facts from a source.
On the software side, the HTC Edge may be powered by Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0 which could include HTC Watch, HTC read, HTC Play and the new HTC Listen.
We don’t have a solid launch date for the HTC Edge yet, but we expect HTC will be officially unveiling the phone as Mobile World Congress in early February for an early Q2 launch. What do you think of the rumored HTC Edge? Does a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor make you wish it was already 2012?