HTC Edge images leaked, could be world's first quad-core Tegra 3 smartphone
The rumored HTC Edge reportedly has four 1.5Ghz cores and a 4.7-inch 720p HD display
Images of what appear to be the upcoming HTC Edge smartphone have leaked online. Rumored to launch early next year, the device could be the first quad-core handset to hit the streets in 2012.
Inside you’ll find that the device has a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, and 16GB of internal storage. The camera is said to be a 28-millimeter f/2.2 shooter with some sort of backlit tech. This device will also reportedly have an insanely powerful AP30 Tegra 3 chipset from NVIDIA running the whole thing.
In terms of software, the Edge is rumored have HTC Play for games, the HTC Read bookstore, and to round out the HTC family, HTC Listen music store. Pocketnow also reports the device is thought to support 21Mbps HSDPA and will be the first device to work with Sense 4.0
One thing that wasn't mentioned, however, was LTE capability, NFC, or the Android software version. I'd like to think it would launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but you never know. Even if it didn't ship with ICS though, it would no doubt be upgraded fairly quickly.
So, do we really need quad-core smartphones? As phone operating systems, apps, games, etc. become more robust on small screens, we are going to no doubt need more power. Do we need it today or in a month from now? That remains to be seen. We probably won't know for sure for some time.
Nonetheless, as always, we welcome new innovation, especially on the hardware side of things. Let's just hope quad-core is as good on batteries as it is on power.
Image Credit: Droid-Life and Pocketnow