HTC will launch ‘several’ quad-core phones at next month’s MWC, an analyst is claiming, opting against a CES unveil.
“HTC will maintain its lead against rivals by two months if it unveils Tegra 3 and MSM 8960-based smartphones in February and ships the models on time in April,” Alvin Kwok, an analyst at JPMorgan Chase, told Taiwanese newspaper Commercial Times. He also adds that despite the company’s recent losses, HTC will post a growth of 15 percent and 29 percent, respectively, in shipments in 2012 and 2013.
We’ve heard plenty of rumours about HTC’s upcoming quad-core devices, so we’re expecting to see the launch of the mooted HTC Supreme at the Barcelona tech event. Also leaked as the HTC Edge, the handset will supposedly tout Nvidia’s 1.5GHz quad-core processor, paired with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a yet-unannounced version of HTC Sense.
Measuring in at a fairly-chunky “10+mm thick”, it’s also rumoured to tout a 4.7-inch HD screen, an 8 megapixel camera with 28-millimetre sensor and f/2.2 lens, a front-facing webcam, Beats Audio technology, 32GB of included memory, and fast 21Mbps HSDPA speeds.
HTC has reportedly got a quad-core tablet also in the works, which has emerged online as the HTC Quattro. Expect to hear more at Mobile World Congress.