HTC Edge Could Launch Next Spring, Won’t Be the Only Quad-Core Phone


When it rains, it pours, and as soon as the final members of HTC’s 2011 portfolio were out the door the attention was pointed directly towards next year’s offerings. New rumors and speculation on the recently uncovered HTC Edge have been rolling in daily, and the latest reveals when we could see the first quad-core handset from the Taiwanese manufacturer. According to a report out of DigiTimes, the Edge probably won’t launch any sooner than next spring — May or April seems likely. Their report confirms the devices Tegra 3 chipset and 4.7-inch display.

The HTC Edge is expected to launch with Android 4.0, an 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, and a 720p front-facing camera. It is said to all be packed in a frame measuring 8.8mm at the thinnest, but it won’t be the only handset from a top-teir manufacturer to feature such high-caliber hardware. The DigiTimes report also indicates Samsung, LG, and Motorola are all cooking up their own Tegra 3 devices. We’d expect as much, but little more is known about those designs at this time.

[via DigiTimes]

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  1. by the time this actually hits shelves I will not be interested.. #justsaying

  2. My only consolation about not being eligible for a new phone like the razr or nexus now is thinking about how awesome phones are going to be by spring.

  3. Sounds like the beginning of Android not having so much fragmenting. All those companies which normally use their own our at least a specific company all moving to the same. Hopefully the Android Dev love that comes after hopefully Carries over to the tegra2

    1. With different chipsets, custom skins like Sense, and proprietary drivers people still get stuck either waiting for carriers to push their versions of new builds or waiting for third party devs to port new versions to their phones.  Honestly the only way you could avoid the carrier issue would be either to all use the same hardware so anyone could just install new versions of AOSP on their phones or for Google to do what Microsoft does with Windows and work with the hardware makers to develop freely available drivers for anyone to use when compiling a version of the OS for specific hardware.  Until then you either wait for carriers or wait for third party devs like Cyanogen to build a port from scratch.

  4. The DigiTimes source had some interesting info on that processor,, This is not only quad core, but dual processor (kind of).. You have the quad core that works for intensive tasks, and then a separate fifth core that takes over and handles less intensive tasks.. Sounds like a battery saving strategy..

    1. Phandroid announced that over a month ago.

  5. Nexus and Razr are already old news.  By the time these come out, octocore will be coming soon.

  6. So I guess next year will be computer phones 4.5 to 5 inches. Why?

    1. There is a demand for large, vibrant screens on smart phones.  They will continue to make smaller screen devices as well but there will always be a market for a nice big screen.  I was setting up my girlfriend’s new iPhone 4S last night and couldn’t get over how teeny the phone was and how small the virtual keyboard was after using my Evo which is just 0.3″ larger diagonally.  With the longer dimensions of the 4.6″ Galaxy Prime screen you basically get the same size phone with more screen where the capacitive keys used to be.  Media, photos, typing, games, etc. are all much easier to read and view on a slightly larger screen. 

    2. So things like streaming media along with typing on the virtual keyboard wont be so diffucult.

  7. Hey i found a youtube video that tells you how to make your android battery last longer. If your battery doesn’t last that long then watch here at http://www.youtube.com/user/TechSavvyTeenz#p/a/u/0/k7B7Oo-aNcI.

  8. I wish companies would stop referring to their cameras as 1080p or 720p or whatever.  What is the full resolution?  1920×1080 is a resolution.  1280×720 is a resolution.  My photos will always be progressive so you don’t need to call it a “720p” camera.  If the hardware and software can shoot 720p video that is great but the camera isn’t 720p.

    /nitpicking but legit

  9. Wait.. Now all the crybabies that buy the razr or nexus are going to start whining over this like the bionic owners did over the razr..LOL

  10. EVO 3(D)(S)?

    Just seems like it’s around that time of year, but then again, the phone would need LTE for Sprint’s summer launch next year.

    Just a guess.

  11. I wont he able to upgrade till Spring. So Ill be one of the first to get a quad core phones next year. Just wish it was NFC compatible.

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