HTC Edge could be the first quadcore phone

first_imgIf you find yourself puffing your chest out because you finally got a dual-core phone, then you might want to pull that solar plexus back a little bit. A leak is pointing to HTC releasing a quad-core phone, known as the Edge, sometime in the first half of 2012.The device looks to be the spiritual successor to the HTC Rezound, featuring the same ridiculously high 1280×720 resolution, 1GB of RAM, and 8MP rear camera. It would naturally carry Beats Audio as well. The quad-core chip would easily be the most significant addition.It’s been nearly a year since NVIDIA first demoed their Kal-El Tegra 3 chip, and no compatible devices have been released. The chip delivers four cores of ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore, which can be clocked up to 1.5GHz. The processor actually has a total of five cores, the fifth being a companion core to help manage power consumption.Dimensions weren’t included in the leak, but the image suggests that the upcoming phone may be moderately thinner than the Rezound. That would be most welcome, as the latter is a beefy phone, at 13.65mm:The leak suggests that we could see the Edge in either Q1 or early Q2 of 2012. That could mean January, but it could also be as late as June. Heck, it could even go Droid Bionic on us and not show its face until September.Whether this will be the first quad-core phone on the market will also depend on what other manufacturers have in store, but it should at least be among the earliest. It looks like the Asus Transformer Prime will be the first quad-core tablet, but this is the first solid info on a phone with Tegra 3 inside.Of course Edge is likely just the internal codename for the phone, and we will probably see it branded as something else entirely. If the Rezound is successful enough, perhaps HTC will call it the Rezound 2?via Pocketnowlast_img read more