2012 is set to be the year where quad-core handsets make their entry into the world. Back in November it was reported that the first quad-core smartphone to come out was from HTC and was expected to make its first official appearance by late March or early April, which is the HTC Edge. However, as per a report by GSMArena, it appears that HTC can’t wait to show off a product and have sent an invite to the website about an event slated for the day before the Mobile World Conference 2012 starts.

A speedy handset coming next year

The world's first quad-core smartphone?

As per the report, the major event from HTC is scheduled for the 26th of February 2012 and the website expects the HTC Edge to be announced. We have already seen images of the handset in the past and here are some of the features that are expected to feature on the world’s first quad-core smartphone.

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 UI
  • 4.7-inch screen with an HD resolution
  • A little over 10mm thick
  • NVIDIA AP30 Tegra 3 1.5GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear camera with f/2.2 lens and 720p video recording capabilities
  • 32GB internal memory
  • 21Mbps HSDPA
  • Bluetooth 4.0
HTC Zeta packed with a speedy 2.5GHz quad-core CPU

HTC Zeta could also make an appearance

On the other hand HTC may actually have a surprise in store for us and also announce the Zeta which has specifications that completely overshadow the Edge, at least speed-wise. Here is a quick look at what the Zeta is rumoured to offer:

  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich
  • HTC Sense 4.0 UI
  • 4.5-inch 720p HD display
  • 109.8 x 60.9 x 9.8mm
  • 2.5GHz APQ8064 quad-core processor
  • 32GB Internal storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear camera with dual LED flash that captures 1080p video
  • 1.3MP front-facing cam
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Beats Audio
  • 1,830mAh battery
  • 146g

Come 26th of February we will have more information and hopefully a date of availability and some prices to go by. So stay tuned to this space for more information.

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