Not too long ago, rumors started to come out that we would be seeing quad-core tablets in the very near future. With that, a very special question came about. What about smartphones? Yup, them too. Despite hearing rumors about Meizu’s quad-core phones, our wildest dreams have become a reality. The HTC Edge might as well be the first quad core phone to hit the market.

Although technology is rapidly progressing, only 10% of computers are expected to be quad-core’s by the end of 2011. That is pure insanity! Users may be seeing quad-core’s in their smartphones before their computers. More specifically, the HTC Edge should be featuring the first Tegra 3 Kal-El quad-core processor for a smartphone. What a mouthful that was.

The device will supposedly offer a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera with f/2.2 lens and Beats Audio. Despite the rise in LTE technology, LTE capabilities were not mentioned along with the other specs. As for operating system, HTC announced that it’s other devices will be getting the update to Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012. Since the Edge is due for release in Q1 or Q2 of 2012, we are almost certain that it will come pre-loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Sense 4.0 has come bundled in with the other rumors. Finally, as mentioned before, we should start hearing about this device more come CES and hopefully, HTC will be releasing this monster come early 2012.

Poor iPhone, I mean, come on Android, slow down! Right?