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HTC Could Unveil Multiple Quad-Core Smartphones Soon, But Not At CES

Following all those rumors surrounding the upcoming HTC Edge, we’ve been itching to meet the Taiwanese company’s first quad-core smartphone. We had expected to see the device at CES in Las Vegas next week, but according to one report, it won’t be there. HTC is said to be saving the device for Mobile World Congress in February, where it will unveil not just one, but multiple quad-core smartphones.

The devices will be powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor and Qualcomm’s LTE-enabled MSM 8906 chip, according to a DigiTimes report. Citing a note issued yesterday from JPMorgan Chase analyst Alvin Kwok, the report notes that HTC’s stock has now been upgraded to “overweight” in preparation for the company’s super speedy devices:

JPMorgan Chase has recently upgraded the stock of HTC to “overweight,” expecting the vendor to unveil new high-end smartphones powered by Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 CPUs and Qualcomm’s LTE-enabled MSM 8906 SoC solutions, respectively, in the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

While we’re pretty adamant one of those devices will be the HTC Edge, the others are a mystery to us. Unfortunately the DigiTimes report offers no specifications, but based on previous HTC leaks, we’re likely to hear more about these devices before they get their official unveiling.

As for the Edge, that’s expected to feature a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 32 GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and – of course – Beats audio technology.

In addition to its quad-core devices, HTC is also expected to unveil the Ville — a dual-core 1.5GHz smartphone that’s said to be thinner that Apple’s iPhone 4S, featuring HTC Sense 4.0, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, and video recording at full HD 1080p.

It’s a little disappointing that we’ve got to wait another month to see HTC’s first quad-core smartphones, but maybe CES will see the launch of its quad-core Quattro tablet instead.

Are you excited about HTC’s upcoming devices?

[via Boy Genius Report]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...