The Part is the primary cellphone to come back with Nvidia's highly effective Tegra three Kal-El chipset, which was once just lately introduced to be the core of the Asus Transformer High. In addition to offering 4 cores clocked at 1.three GHz, the Tegra three additionally contains devoted pictures and a low-energy partner core, that means that in addition to being twice as quick as twin core processors in some purposes, the chipset may be extra energy-environment friendly as neatly.
The Edge also includes a complement of extremely high level hardware components, backing the quad core processor with a full gigbyte of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage and a capacious 1800 mAh battery. The screen is another stunner, a 4.7" S-LCD 2 optically laminated affair.
The phone's cameras are also top notch, with a 1080p rear-facing camera and 720p front-facing camera, the best yet seen on a smartphone. The rear-facing camera is also notable for being back-illuminated like that in the iPhone 4S, and is likely to be among the best 8 megapixel cameras available.
The Edge takes a few design cues from Apple in addition to the camera, with the Edge similarly ditching regular SIM cards in favour of the smaller micro SIM. The Edge's internal storage is also non-expandable, as it doesn't include a micro SD card slot. All of these concessions, however, mean that the Edge is just 8.8 mm thin despite its unparalleled power.
The Edge is expected to ship in late Q1 or early Q2 next year, with Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4. If you were planning on picking up an HD, dual core smartphone like the Galaxy Nexus, you may be better served for waiting for the Edge, as it looks to set the bar for top-end smartphones.