Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation is expected to be among the first vendors to come to the market with quad-core smartphones next year, and the recently leaked HTC Edge might become the very first such device from the company.
The smartphone emerged on the web yesterday, and a new waves of details on what we should expect from it has just arrived, including info on a high-resolution display that might prove to be the best screen on a mobile phone to date.
Apparently, the phone
is set to arrive on shelves with a 4.7-inch 720p HD S-LCD 2 touchscreen display with optical lamination, which translates into it being the best smartphone screen to date, BGR
Moreover, the news site notes that Edge might also sport a unibody design and that it would be very slim, measuring only 8.8mm thick.
Inside, the handset would pack a quad-core application processor
from Nvidia, it seems, most probably the well known Kal-El CPU, aka Tegra 3.
The handset is also said to sport 32GB of internal memory but, the same as Apple's iPhone, Samsung's Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, or handsets running under Microsoft's Windows Phone, it might not include a microSD memory card slot for storage expansion.
The upcoming mobile phone is also rumored to feature an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with backside-illumination with support for 1080p HD video recording, complemented by a secondary camera on the front, capable of 720p HD video.
All in all, the smartphone should prove a super-phone, with its hardware specs list also including 21Mbps HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC capabilities, as well as an 1,800 mAh battery or Beats Audio.
The HTC Edge runs under Android, rumor has it, though details on the specific OS flavor
were not unveiled. However, it is said to sport the HTC Sense 4.0 User interface.
No specific info on the release date for this device has emerged until now, but previous rumors suggested that next year's Mobile World Congress might be the place where the first quad-core smartphones will showcase their capabilities, and we could see this one making an appearance in Barcelona in February.