It looks like HTC are going to have the first quad-core handset on the market. It’s expected that the HTC Edge will be released early next year, but as yet there has been no official statement from its parent company announcing it.
Up until now HTC has used processor manufacturer Qualcomm for their previous phones and as Qualcomm have made no mention of developing a quad-core chip, they’ve either been keeping a big secret or they’ve parted company with HTC.
Of course it’s also quite possible that the leaked information about the HTC Edge is wildly inaccurate. Either way, let’s have a look at the spec! The phone will be around a centimetre thick and will feature a 720p resolution display on a 4.7-inch screen.
It’ll have an 8 megapixel camera under the hood, there should also be four 1.5GHz cores and a generous 32GB of on board storage, as well as Beats Audio for sound.
You’ll also get the standard HTC extras of HTC Play, Read and Listen, so you should be able to find some great stuff to fill up your 32GB to capacity. The phone will support 21 Mbps HSDPA and will almost certainly be the first device to use Sense 4.0.
There’s currently no word on the device’s OS but it’s certainly possible that Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich could be a contender here. It sounds great, but without official word on the HTC Edge it’s possible that it could differ dramatically from the leaked details when it’s finally announced.