If you’ve been secretly planning to change your smartphone, you may want to wait until February as the new line of quad-core Android superphones are about to take centerstage. Although most were nowhere to be found at CES 2012, rumor has it that they will be making their launch at the Mobile World Conference to be held in Barcelona.

AndroidAuthority has previously talked about upcoming quad-core smartphones but now, we give you a full list (so far) of the devices that are powered by this mega-experience.

HTC Edge

Although silent, HTC has been rumored to have the first ever Android quad-core phone to reach US shores. With the leaked information about the features of the HTC Edge, you get the following features:

  • 1.5 GHz quad-core MSM 8906 processor
  • Tegra 3
  • 4.7-inch screen with 720p resolution
  • 8MP camera with LED flash
  • 2MP front facing camera
  • Beats Audio
  • NFC

Samsung Galaxy S3

 As the successor of the highly successful Samsung Galaxy S2, the Galaxy S3 is probably one of the most anticipated quad-core smartphones. Rumors about its features include:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI
  • 4.6 inch HD Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor
  • 1.5-2 GB RAM
  • 12 MP rear camera

Many are also hoping that this would include Android’s latest OS, the Ice Cream Sandwich.

Meizu MX

Although we got word last year that Meizu MX will be launching their quad-core model, we’re still waiting for it. Here are the features of the quad-core smartphone:

  • 4.0-inch touch screen with 292 ppi resolution
  • 32GB internal memory
  • 8MP camera
  • Front-facing camera
  • Support for HSPA+ networks
  • MicroUSB



If you’re wondering what you can expect from a quad-core smartphone, you should read our previous post.


Now you’re all set for February, when the quad-core phones start rolling in! Which one will you be getting?

Christine Torralba
Christine Torralba has been a freelance writer for the past couple of years. While most of her work has been ghostwritten, she has also contributed articles to magazines such as SPARK, Monday, Vault and Epic. In her spare time, she cooks, takes photos of food, and manages to write about it on her food blog.
  • Heida766

    Then what happened to the rumored 2.5 ghz quad core htc zeta ?!!

  • Dirk Diggler

    – 1.5 GHz quad-core MSM 8906 processor
    – Tegra 3
    Nice hahaha, htc has 2 chipsets? you can swith between or they work simultaneously?

  • Abc

    We’re talking here about a STUNNING amount of processor power – probably not far from where supercomputers were around 20 years ago (a pure guess on my part). I notice that there have been nearly a million downloads of the LINPACK processor benchmarking app in the Android market – and that this app has been updated to cater for multi-core processors. A good case can be made that this benchmark no longer best represents the way computers are used, but it is a benchmark that goes back a long time – and I for one would be interested to know the year in which the fastest supercomputer matched a quad-core telephone!

  • Abc

    To answer my own question, it looks as though we’re still over 25 years behind the fastest supercomputers. In 1985, the Cray 2 could do 1e9 flops (http://compnetworking.about.com/library/weekly/aa051902b.htm), and in a web page I found, the current fastest Android phone, the Galaxy Nexus, registered 1e8 flops (http://www.greenecomputing.com/apps/linpack/linpack-by-device/).

    Disappointing – but still impressive for a mobile phone!

  • Ben