Quad-Core HTC Endeavor will put pressure on rivals

By Alan Ng - Feb 15, 2012

We knew it was only a matter of time until we heard some fresh details regarding HTC’s elusive quad-core smartphones, and now it looks like we have some great details to share with you. The latest update on hardware specs have now been plastered online for the HTC Endeavor, which you may know as the HTC Edge.

HTC has been in the news for a variety of reasons this week, the first of which was about the possibility of the company releasing the HTC Incredible 3 smartphone as one of their first phones in 2012. Then we had the rather awesome news of HTC potentially merging with Sony to offer HTC handsets with the PlayStation certified brand, which would obviously mean support for PS1 games and the PlayStation Suite.

Now though, we have details on the company’s first quad-core handset that is expected to make an appearance at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The device will reportedly come equipped with a 1.5Ghz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and connectivity support for HSPA+. The latest whispers from MoDaCo back up previous speculation that this device will be running Ice Cream Sandwich on top of HTC’s own custom Sense 4.0 user interface.

Other spec details include 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera, a 1.3MP front camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4.7-inch HD screen with 720p resolution. Like the HTC Rezound and HTC Sensation before it, this device will also come with Beats Audio, so we’re guessing another pair of snazzy Beats earbuds as well.

You may have already heard about some of these specs before, but since we are so close to MWC, it’s nice to hear that they are still in-tact and we could indeed be seeing the world’s first mainstream quad-core smartphone very soon. That will surely put pressure on the likes of Nokia, Samsung and Motorola who at the moment show no signs of introducing a quad-core device just yet. As for Apple though, we just may see a quad-core A6 supported iPhone 5 later on this year, so that could be something very exciting to look forward to.

If HTC do announce this device at MWC, does it instantly become your next smartphone? We can’t wait to see some benchmark tests for this quad-core smartphone and see if it can blow the likes of the Rezound, Droid RAZR and Galaxy Nexus away in terms of pure processing power.

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  • Meatman

    Yes, this new HTC w/Beats and the quad-core will probably be my next phone. I have been waiting for the new processors for the last 3 months and will continue to wait. I expect this one will roll out in June as most of the one’s I have bought in the past from Sprint come out in June. (Palm Pre/ HTC 4G/ HTC 3D) I could have had an iPhone as I have 2 upgrades but I am waiting for the HTC quad-core. I won’t buy a Samsung smart-phone as I know several folks who loved them when they first came out but then they all acted up and got buggy. I know others love them but I have been convinced to stay away from Samsung on phones. Love their TV’s and Blu-rays, just not phones. HTC hasn’t rolled out my ICS update and I read it won’t come until March. They promised early 2012 and I guess Q1 is considered “early”. I was also pleased with the Carrier IQ removal HTC sent out as promised. Beats audio is important to me because I listen to a lot of internet radio, Pandora, iheartradio, and Tune In. My HTC phones have all sounded as good as my friends iPhone. Add Beats to it and it should be better.

  • If i could turn off sense then yes.