HTC Edge leaked: Featuring Quad Core Tegra 3, NFC and HD display

The supposed images of the worlds first tegra 3 smartphone have leaked into the inter-webs. Called the Edge the device would boast a Tegra 3 processor,with four 1.5GHz chips. The Tegra 2 processor, made by NVIDIA, currently available in most flagship devices has a two 1.5GHz chips, so quad-core would represent a huge upgrade.

The HTC Edge has a 4.7-inch HD display, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera with an LED flash, This would make it possibly the most powerful smartphone ever. The device will also supposedly have a large 32GB internal storage with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The Edge will have a fine 28mm f2.2 lens and obvious enhancements like HTC Sense and Beats Audio

Tidbits on the HTC Edge, the rumored quadcore smartphone that could potentially catapult HTC back to the top-spot in Android devices, continue to emerge after yesterday’s leak. In addition to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor – running at 1.5GHz, supposedly, and paired with 1GB of RAM – the Edge will supposedly include NFC, according to BGR. That’s to go along with the 4.7-inch 720p HD S-LCD 2 display with optical lamination.

Optical lamination, for those who have allowed themselves to fall behind in their mobile display technology reading, involves bonding the LCD panel itself to the cover glass. Seen on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, the end result is a display that appears to be almost floating just under the surface of the phone, with no air-gap and no chance of dust making its way, frustratingly, in-between the two layers.

The overall phone is a mere 8.8mm thick, according to these new sources – an improvement on the roughly 10mm mentioned yesterday – but one of the ways HTC has achieved that is by using a smaller micro-SIM card and deleting the microSD card slot. Instead, you’ll apparently have to make do with 32GB of onboard storage. That could quickly get filled if you get snap-happy with the 8-megapixel camera, with a back-illuminated sensor for improved low-light performance and 28-millimeter f/2.2 lens, unsurprisingly capable of 1080p Full HD video recording.