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The first phone with a Quad-core processor has been leaked, with Taiwanese company HTC leading the smartphone charge.

They’ve called it the HTC Edge and inside its classic HTC body beats four Tegra 3 cores clocking 1.5GHz a piece. Currently, the NVIDIA-made Tegra 2 dual-core chips top the smartphone performance scales, and with that kind of lineage the expectations are high.

For those who don’t speak tech fluently we’ll compare it to the modern day iPhone 4S. Apple’s beloved iPhone has two 1GHz processors and they do a pretty decent job. This has four 1.5 GHz processors, and that’s enough to properly power a computer.

Even its buddies pack heavy arsenal, with 1GHz of RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a 4.7 inch screen with a 1280 x 720 resolution: the same HD resolution you get on a TV.

According to a GSMArena report, the back features an 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, accommodating a larger range of light for enhanced picture quality. As you’d expect from a leading handset it’ll offer Full HD 1080p recording. With the power of four cores, I wouldn’t be surprised if they upped the frame rate from the mediocre 30 to 60 frames per second.

With the phone still in development and Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich ripening, this phone will almost certainly reap the benefits of the upgraded OS. HTC will no doubt mask the default 4.0 with its custom Sense software, marking their distinct personality on what is destined to be its flagship phone.

We simply hope the battery is big enough to handle this orgy of technological brilliance, but unfortunately there’s been no word on that. However there is word the Edge will make its debut by Q2 overseas, with Australia undoubtedly following.

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