HTC Edge – Quad-Core Chips are Here
The speed at which smartphones evolve is almost scary. You surely remember the times when quad-core processors were the latest word in personal computering. Well, Nvidia has just released the first ever mobile quad-core CPU — the Tegra 3. The chip is clocked at 1.3 GHz, and its four cores will surely provide new levels of multitasking and easy handling of high definition videos.
The good news doesn’t end there though. HTC already has a new high-end model in the works that makes use of Nvidia’s new chip — the Android-based HTC Edge. The phone, as already mentioned, uses the new chip with 1 GB of RAM, hopefully along with a similarly powered graphics chip. Hopefully the sheer power of the processor won’t kill the battery life.
As most high-end HTC smartphones, Edge utilizes a unibody construction, which means a large part of the phone’s body is made from a single piece of metal; that will make the phone more resistant to damage from everyday use, as well as give it a premium feel.
One of the distinctive features of the phone, at least among the ones that we’re aware of, is its screen. It features a 720p resolution just like the one found on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, but uses a new technology called “optical lamination” that will supposedly make it much sharper than the Samsung’s screen, though we don’t really know what “optical lamination” means and how it works.
Reportedly, the phone will feature 32 GB of internal memory, Beats Audio, NFC and an 8-megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p full-HD videos. It would be safe to assume the phone will run on Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” as by the time it hits the shelves ICS will probably become the standard for Android phones.
It’s way too early for a release date, as the phone hasn’t even been officially announced, but it’s not likely to be released earlier than the second half of 2012. There is no other phone currently released or announced that can even get close to the Edge, so it’s no wonder everyone is excited about it. As usual, time will tell whether it’ll live up to the hype.
Source – fonehome.co.uk