HTC Edge quad-core iPhone 5 beater makes an appearance

By Gary Johnson - Nov 7, 2011

Earlier today we told you that HTC had announced its first batch of handsets that were getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich. We then wondered if the company was only going to release the update for dual-core handsets. Now we have news of the HTC Edge, as the quad-core iPhone 5 beater makes an appearance.

The team over at Pocket Now is reporting the Edge could not only be HTCs first quad-core powered phone, but also the worlds. They are citing a reliable source who claims the handset will be a premium device with all the latest mobile technologies.

The handset will be just over 10mm thick with a 4.7-inch display, and looks like to be the successor to the just unveiled Rezound. It could have the same 720p resolution and 1GB of RAM with a backlit 8-megapixel camera. The biggest improvement though will be the alleged AP30 Tegra 3 CPU from Nvidia, which has four 1.5GHz cores compared to the Rezound’s two.

Internal storage is claimed to be bumped up to 32GB with the Bluetooth radio should be version 4.0, and will come with the Beats Audio improvements as part of the package. The smartphone may also see the new improved HTC content services such as the HTC Listen music store, HTC Play gaming center, HTC Watch movie service, and the HTC Read bookstore.

It could also be one of the first HTC handsets to carry the Sense 4.0 UI, but it is not known if the Edge will have LTE capability. It is thought to come bundled with Ice Cream Sandwich, and if not to soon get updated with it. The HTC Edge is expected by the start of Q2 2012, and hopefully HTC will provide a decent enough battery to power that quad-core processor.

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