HTC will unveil quad-core Tegra 3 smartphones at MWC 2011

News Natasha Garyali 19:56, 5 Jan 2012

HTC will unveil the Tegra 3-powered HTC Edge at MWC 2012 — and not CES 2012

HTC plans to announce multiple quad-core smartphones next month at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

The Taiwan-based manufacturer is readying its high-end smartphones powered by 'Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 CPUs and Qualcomm's LTE-enabled MSM 8906 SoC solutions' for MWC event in February.

Earlier in November we had reported that the HTC Edge may be company's first quad-core smartphone.

A leaked image of the device fueled speculations of a 4.7-inch HD resolution display (1280x800 pixels) along with a impressive 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 lens and 1080p video recording capabilities.

The HTC Edge is also rumored to be a multimedia powerhouse, clocking in a 1.5 GHz per core, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage on board (with possible room for expansion) and a mammoth battery for uninterrupted fun is also on the cards. 

What we are excited about the most, however is the potential tailor-made HTC Sense UI 4.0 and launch of HTC Watch, HTC Read, HTC Listen and HTC Play with the handset.

According to Digitimes, a Taiwan-based financial newspaper, the Commercial Times, states that HTC Edge may just be one of the several smartphones the company is looking to showcase at the MWC.

The Commercial Times quoted JPMorgan Chase analyst Alvin Kwok as saying:

'HTC will maintain its lead against rivals by two months if it unveils Tegra 3- and MSM 8960-based smartphones in February and ships the models on time in April.'

Kwok also believes that the company will continue to post a growth in shipments – 15% in 2012 and 29% in 2013.

Besides HTC Edge, a handset known as the Ville is another name that has cropped up a few times in the past. The powerful smartphone is said to run on Android 4.0 OS and includes some impressive specs like a 1.5 GHz processor, 8-megapixel camera (with 1080p HD video recording), whopping 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display and a powerful 1650 mAh battery.

The names of other possible HTC's quad-core blazing brigade lies within the leaked document that surfaced online in November. HTC Elite and Grande could be a possibility - what is your pick?

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