HTC to show off quad-core Edge, Sense 4.0-running Ville at MWC 2012

HTC to show off quad-core Edge, Sense 4.0-running Ville at MWC 2012

Summary: With Mobile World Congress drawing near, HTC's plans are already leaking out. And they are pretty good.

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TOPICS: Processors, Hardware, HTC
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(Renders via Boy Genius Report and PocketNow)

Mobile World Congress is a big event for just about all technology companies, and with the latest set of leaks, HTC appears to be no exception.

The company has at least two phones on the agenda for MWC 2012, report BGR and PocketNow. First, there's the HTC Edge, a quad-core 1.5GHz NVIDA processor-featuring phone that promises to far out-power anything that comes before. The device is also said to be an impressive 8.8mm thick, just 1.1mm thicker the current Droid Razr.

Unsurprisingly, the Edge is also said to feature integrated Beats Audio, a la the Rezound. Clearly HTC is taking its deal with Beats Electronics very seriously.

Also in HTC's MWC plans is a phone codenamed the HTC Ville. According to BGR, the Ville will be the first device to run Sense 4.0 on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Running on a 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon Series 4 processor, the Ville will feature a 4.3-inch screen, 8-megapixel camera, and a 1,650 mAh battery. Like the Edge, the Ville will also feature integrated Beats Audio.

With MWC still two months away, it's too early to say for sure when these devices will make their appearance in stores, though the current speculation says the Ville will launch around April of next year. The Edge should launch at a similar time.

Topics: Processors, Hardware, HTC

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  • Maybe with a quad core they'll finally be able to match WP perf on a single

    core. None of the dual cores have managed to yet. Although with only a 1650 battery ice cream is going to put a serious hurt on it.
    Johnny Vegas
    • WP performance is so great .... nobody is buying it

      @Johnny Vegas ... WP is an epic failure no matter how you look at it.

      It is being over a year .... and still haven't sold enough to match a first day sale of the iPhone.
      wackoae
      • RE: HTC to show off quad-core Edge, Sense 4.0-running Ville at MWC 2012

        @wackoae I traded in my iPhone for WP7, I find it a much better experience. It has been poorly marketed, which is a shame, it is a genuinely good platform. (hmm, maybe we are talking Microsoft's Betamax to Apple's VHS?)
        wright_is
      • RE: HTC to show off quad-core Edge, Sense 4.0-running Ville at MWC 2012

        @ZDNet wright_is
        Could very well be beta vs VHS. Good analogy!
        I am Gorby
  • Well, darn

    I just bought an HTC Vivid three days ago, and it's "obsolete" already - or will be. Fortunately, HTC has said that the Vivid will get ICS sometime (hopefully early) in 2012. I hope that also includes Sense 4.0.

    Ironically, in another forum several months ago, I said I was going to wait for a quad core phone. I guess I jumped the gun. Oh, well.
    brucegil@...
    • RE: HTC to show off quad-core Edge, Sense 4.0-running Ville at MWC 2012

      @brucegil@... It seems every piece of technology we buy is "obsolete" as soon as we buy it...sigh.
      MikeyrInFL
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