Rumours that HTC will equip the forthcoming Edge phone with a brawny quad-core processor got the backing of an influential analyst today, amping up anticipation ahead of HTC’s showcase event at the Mobile World Congress.
Speculation that the handset, which is likely to debut at the Barcelona tech expo, could be among the first smartphones to pack a quad-core chipset has been rife for months.
The move is thought to be aimed squarely at swaying hardcore Fandroids who have defected from HTC to Samsung after the former’s more recent kits were deemed underpowered compared with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2.
Today, Eldar Murtazin, Editor of Mobile Review and a man with a notable track record of reading mobile industry runes, corroborated the rumour-mongering with the prediction that HTC’s next big phone will trade in the Qualcomm processor for a four-core Tegra 3 number.
According to a Tweet from Murtazin, the change comes after it was discovered that glitches with the HTC Sensation were found to stem from the Qualcomm chipset.
Other features of the Edge are also strictly a matter for conjecture right now, but are rumoured to take in an eight megapixel-snapper, a 4.3-inch HD screen and Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.