2.5GHz Zeta Pushes HTC Over The Edge

If you thought the HTC Edge looked exciting, then you’re going to need to sit down for the HTC Zeta. In case you missed it, the Edge was leaked last week and gave us a peak at one of the first quad-core smartphones, boasting a drool-worthy spec including a 1.5GHz Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7-inch screen with HD resolution and an 8 megapixel camera.

Now, anything with the impressive quad-core Tegra 3 processor inside is going to turn heads at the moment, but when you hear about the Zeta; heads aren’t just going to turn, they’re going to spin!  Leaked to Engadget, the Zeta is supposed to sport a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, but a next-gen System 4 Qualcomm Snapdragon and not NVIDIA’s chip.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be displayed on a 720p resolution screen measuring 4.5-inch, and around the back will be an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 1080p video recording. The phone will have 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a 1.3 megapixel forward-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and Beats Audio too.

Unusually, the leak also gives a hint at the dimensions of the Zeta, and all this amazing tech has been squeezed into a 9.8mm thick chassis which will weigh 146 grams. Not bad! The design of the Zeta is different from HTC’s recent run of identikit Android slabs too; with sharp edges, a thin bezel around the screen and a curvy rear panel.

The Zeta has an amazing spec, but does anybody really need a 2.5GHz quad-core processor in a smartphone? The answer is, of course, yes – as big numbers sell phones; but unfortunately we’ve no way to tell if the Zeta (and the Edge, for that matter) is a production model, as it could be a cool concept.  But with Mobile World Congress now less than four months away, this is exactly the type of hardware they love to announce, so if it is real there’s a chance we’ll see it in action there!

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