Cyber detectives have pulled the wraps on HTC Edge, a Quad Core phone running NVidia’s latest Kal-Ei processor. Quad core : Now that’s a term you will hear a lot in the next six months. HTC Edge will be running on four NVidia Tegra3 1.5 GHz processors.
HTC Edge shares much of its specifications with HTC Rezound. Edge will come with 4.7 inch screen, 1 GB RAM, 8MP camera and 32 GB memory. Edge will be thinner than 10 mm.
What’s Quad core
Here’s a little secret. The phone will actually have 5 cores of equal capacity. So when they are saying quad core, they are underselling it.
All the 5 cores are Cortex A9 processors with equal capacity. This fifth core will be capped at a speed of 500 MHz and will be delegated with tasks which need minimal power like email, twitter and Facebook.
Yes Twitter and Facebook are minimal and menial tasks in the computing power lexicon. The other 4 cores will be running complex tasks like photo editing, browsing, 3D and games
This little secret is let out by Nvidia in a whitepaper.
It ain’t world’s first though
Meizu MX is the first phone to come up with a quad core processor. I’m not sure why blogosphere is abuzz with crowning HTC. Not that I want to take anything away from HTC but why take anything away from Meizu?
If you haven’t jumped on to the dual core ship, then you might wait a little while to get your hands on a quad core phone.
Via PocketNow (story, image)