According to an anonymous tipster (who lamentably didn’t have any new photos) the Edge will indeed be the first smartphone to feature Nvidia’s monster quad-core Tegra 3 processer running at a blistering 1.5Ghz. The processor is backed up by a full gigabyte of RAM and 32 gigs of on-board storage. The phone itself is updated as 8.8mm thin – very slim for a device with this much horsepower – but must go without a MicroSD card slot. The screen is a massive 4.7-inch 720p panel using the latest in S-LCD technology. Optical lamination makes the screen seem to float just below the glass with no space for air or dust. NFC and a large 1800mAh battery are included.
An 8 megapixel camera and 720p front cam combine with Beats Audio the as-yet unseen Sense 4.0 to round out the package. There’s no mention of which Android version the Edge is running, but with a probable 2012 release date, we’ve got to hope it’s Ice Cream Sandwich. (Those navigation buttons on the front don’t automatically mean Gingerbread – ICS can use its soft buttons selectively.) Keep in mind that this is all very much rumor, and while the original photo/render looks legitimate enough, there’s nothing set in stone so far.
Does the Galaxy Nexus leave you cold? Is the DROID RAZR too anemic for your power-hungry tastes? Is the Optimus LTE just a let-down? Then set your lustful eyes upon the top-secret HTC Edge, because according to some recent leaks to BGR, it’s the top contender for the heavyweight champion of the Android world.