HTC Edge Superphone Leaked: Quad-Core Tegra 3 Processor

13

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

ZayLay

oh look, i'm rendering video and playing video games on my phone LOL.

avatar

Vatigu

Anyone paying attention to Kal-el specs would point out that although it is technically a quadcore phone it has a hidden 5th core that is designed on lowpower silicon, basically this extra core runs at 500mhz, and extremely low power while parking all the other cores and runs background apps and even audio playback, so battery life may actually be fairly respectable. I'm personally pretty excited about this phone. But I'm really liking my WP7 so I'm kinda hopin that Nvidia and M$ shake hands, I mean the zune HD was the first device to ship Tegra. Maybe WP7 will get some tegra3 love ^_^

avatar

Ghost XFX

And this is why I no longer care for smart phones. Everytime you buy one, just wait 3-4 months, the next big thing is out with nearly the same contract and price...

avatar

Caboose

Same thing happens with cars too.

avatar

kixofmyg0t

The same thing happened to PC's until about 2009 dude.....the moment you bought something it was outdated.

 

The PC ecosystem has slowed to a proverbial crawl in the last few years.....

avatar

thetechchild

Actually, PCs are advancing faster now than ever ("double" exponential growth) -- it's just that corporations are wising up a bit to having less releases with bigger improvements. If you change your product line and have 50 diff. products with 50 diff. names, it's actually not as good for business as 5 modern but well-known product lines.

avatar

AETAaAS

Holy hell that is going to be one enthusiast phone. 4.7 inches is fine by me but I already use a 5.3' Galaxy Note so I may be weird that way.   :p   I too am wondering what the quad core will do for battery life; a 4.7' device can hold a big battery. The Note's standard battery is a 2,500mAh to offset the screen, so I hope HTC are taking notes (sorry for the awful juxtaposition >.<).

The quad core may be excessive to some but if HTC keep going the way they are with 720p displays on their phones (and a 4.7' screen deserves at least that), the Tegra 3 may be the best bet for rapid 3D games.

Having buttons on the bottom does not exclude ICS, since a number of current phones will be getting it plus there is a lot of time for them to change before release.

avatar

qhoa1385

4.5-inches is really pushing it, and now 4.7....

4-Cores so what? the question is, will apps and android be optimized to harvest those power?

because last time i check, my damn Sensation with dual core runs laggier than my Inspire...

HTC does actually poop out a new phone every sec...

avatar

saffy

At 4.7 inches, I don't really consider this the size of a pocket phone anymore.

My question for this phone is, "What are the specs for? Nothing so far actually uses 4 cores so it's most likely just a flashy tagline. And, what about battery life?"

avatar

Caboose

You'd just have a phone w/a smaller bezel.

avatar

kixofmyg0t

Generally the larger the phone....the larger the battery. But this IS HTC we're talking about here.....so it'll prolly have a 1,200mAh battery. :/

avatar

avenger48

HSPA+?  I thought that was a GSM technology.  Verizon's 3G is CDMA-based, EV-DO to be specific.

avatar

Hamburger

HSPA+ could mean it's target for AT&T and/or T-Mobile.  Also it's still way early yet... designs change like we saw with the Bionic from Motorola.

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.