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HTC Edge may launch in March or April featuring Android 4.0, Tegra 3

BGR on Tuesday reported exclusive details surrounding the HTC Edge, a next-generation Android handset that may be one of the first smartphones to launch with NVIDIA’s new quad-core Tegra 3 processor. We said the phone will feature a 4.7-inch 720p HD Super LCD 2 with optical lamination, 32GB of built-in storage, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera with backside-illumination and support for 1080p HD video capture, a 720p front-facing camera, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, an 1,800 mAh battery and an NFC chip. We also said the phone would feature a remarkably thin 8.8-millimeter unibody case. Citing multiple anonymous industry sources, DigiTimes reasserted a number of details from our report, adding a few additional points of interest. Read on for more.

The flagship HTC Edge superphone will launch in March or April next year according to the report, and it will feature Google’s latest Android operating system, Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich.” Google unveiled Android 4.0 alongside Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus earlier this month, and it merges features from Gingerbread and Honeycomb into a single OS for both smartphones and tablets.

DigiTimes reaffirmed various details from our report as well, including the Edge’s 4.7-inch display and its quad-core Tegra 3 chipset. The industry watcher also claims that Samsung, LG and Motorola are already working on smartphones that will utilize NVIDIA’s quad-core chipset.


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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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