Just when many people are becoming more familiar with dual-core smartphones, another good news just surfaced, and that good news is the new quad-core smartphone, the HTC Edge. Whether it is the number one quad-core smartphone or not, the fact still remain that this phone is a hit due to the advanced technology that will be in use for this phone functionality.
In appearance, the phone look alive to the HTC Rezound we were admiring last week, the inner parts list of this phone has a similar spec sheet, with because it comes with 8-megapixel camera with the F/2.2 lens, a gig of RAM, and it will even include the Beats Audio enhancement package.
But that’s where the similarity ends. The Edge has a relatively gigantic 4.7-inch screen (compared with Rezound’s 4.3 inch screen size), and then there is Nvidia processor with its quartet of cores, each zinging along at 1.5GHz. All this updated tech will reportedly be force into a package that is just 10mm thin.
By the way, in an Nvidia demo last spring, the company showed its Tegra 3 processor running twice as fast as its predecessor, the Tegra 2, and also running faster than an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 chip. So we’re talking about laptop speed in a smartphone. Here’s a video of that demo, which also suggests the Tegra 3 sips less battery power than the Tegra 2:
One disappointing specification in this HTC Edge smartphone is the lack of the faster LTE capability, but it’s still no slouch with 21 megabit-per-second HSDPA connectivity on board.
People at Pocketnow says they’re expecting this beast of a smartphone to go on sale late in the first quarter of next year (or early in the second quarter), hopefully packing that shiny new Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) operating system.
My take on this technology is that, for a phone to be able to work like a laptop computer in my palm, its is quite impressive – I don’t know another person’s take on this. But, do people really concerned about how smartphones nowadays are becoming too slow? We’re not hearing that complaint nearly as much as worries about the nagging problem of too short battery life.
And with its screen that is notable larger than most others, along with two extra cores, wouldn’t the laws of physics require more battery power to run all this? Although the Tegra 3 chip is said to use less power than the Tegra 2, that larger screen will probably run the battery down faster, and the rumor didn’t include any info about improved battery life.
You are gonna like HTC Edge because of features embedded in it.