HTC Preparing Quad-Core Edge for MWC Debut?

Two months ago, we gave you the first glimpse at the HTC Edge, which was looking like it would be the initial quad-core smartphone produced by the manufacturer. We were expecting it to arrive somewhere around the start of springtime, but didn’t have specifics as to just how the handset would be launched. A new theory, championed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase, claims that HTC will first show-off the Edge at the Mobile World Congress next month.

With CES about to begin, our attention is largely focused on that event, but the 2012 Mobile World Congress will follow hot on its trail just a matter of weeks later. HTC will definitely have new gear to demonstrate at the CES, but this rumor says that quad-core devices like the Edge won’t be on display so soon. And yes, that’s “devices” plural, so the Edge may be bringing a cousin or two along with it.

Though the quad-core processor will be the highlight of the Edge, the rest of its hardware sounds like it will be equally impressive. We’re expecting it to sport a 4.7-inch S-LCD 2 display in 720p, eight-megapixel main camera with 720p-capable front-facer, and include at least a gigabyte of RAM.

The Mobile World Congress gets started on February 27 in Barcelona.

Source: DigiTimes

Via: BGR

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