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HTC may be about to make smartphone history with the world's first quad-core handset, if the latest reports from veteran phone blog MoDaCo are to be believed.
 
According to MoDaCo's source, the manufacturer will soon unveil the HTC Endeavor, and it'll be powered by a beastly quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. Other reported specs include 1GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch, 720p display, an 8MP main camera and 1.3MP front-facer.  Connectivity-wise, Wifi a/b/g/n support is reported, along with Bluetooth 4.0. A quad-band (not penta-band) HSPA+ radio is apparently in the bag too, which suggests this device may be AT&T-bound in the US.
 
On the software side, the phone is said to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4.0, just like the couple of leaked devices we’ve already seen.
 
The Endeavor, which seems to have started life with the codename “Edge”, has been the subject of numerous leaks since late last year. Recent reports have suggested that “Endeavor” is actually a codename, and that the device will be branded as the HTC Supreme. Given the differences in the spelling of “Endeavor” (or Endeavour, if you prefer) around the world, our money would be on “Supreme” being the final name.
 
It’s likely we’ll see more of HTC’s quad-core monster in a couple of weeks at MWC. We’ll be there, of course, to bring you all the announcements as they happen!

Source: MoDaCo

 
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Interesting. Not sure what to think. Cool I guess but is android even fully optimized for dual cored phones? I would like to see advancements in other area's like cameras and batteries. Yes I know quadcores help battery life but by how much? I'd like to be able to go a few days without needing to plug in. We'll see soon won't we.

Android is optimized for DC. It is actually designed to intelligently divide itself between as many cores as it has.

The average consumer at a phone store doesn't know or care what CPU it has. They don't even care what CPU stands for.

HTC is finally getting back in the game.

HD and 4.7" are the specs that a consumer will notice.

demontooth says:

I don't understand this need to go days without plugging in your phone. Don't you sleep at night? It takes 2 seconds to plug it in.

Gekko says:

they don't have time to charge or sleep - they're out saving the manatees!

Exactly! As long as it gets me through the day who cares.

crxssi says:

Quad cores does not "help battery life". What helps battery life is the fifth core in the Tegra 3 that runs at a very low power/performance setting. Having 4 cores in a phone is actually, pretty much a waste. Why? Because there typically just isn't enough threading going on.

I doubt you will go a few days without plugging in on any phone that is actively used a lot, anytime soon. That is, unless the phone is twice as big because the battery is MUCH larger than typical.

Germian says:

What the f*** is so difficult with including NFC?

crxssi says:

Maybe they just don't want to waste money on a feature they think most of their customers do not care about. Especially if it means funky battery compatibility issues.

CristalCstll says:

Don't know yet but this might be the phone to keep me from going iOS...

josuearisty says:

I think Motorola will release first Quad Core smartphone to public!

I think this is the first HTC phone that I will have to say looks freakin' ugly. I usually like HTC's designs, but I hope this is just an early render and not what it will look like at final production...

markabele says:

I doubt this is even close to final production considering the four buttons at the bottom are extremely unlikely to be found on a phone launching with ICS.

palmwebosfan says:

Get rid of Sense and the buttons at the bottom and I'm interested.

crxssi says:

+1
They need to either get rid of Sense or minimize it to death. Just release with ICS and some nice themes and such and call it a day. Leaves much more memory and storage for other stuff, and will make updating so much easier and faster.

Geikamir says:

So Verizon got Nexus... but gets shafted on every other good phone released? Bogus.

JOSH_W says:

Really? Verizon has the most phones of any carrier. Us on Sprint are the ones who get shafted. I don't think we've had anything new in ages..

Dhalgren says:

Correct. If my memory is accurate, Sprint's last new Android phones were the LG Marquee 3G in October, the Samsung Transform Ultra in November and the HTC EVO Design (GSM phone for international travel only) in December. The Samsung Conquer and Galaxy S II remain the best Android phones in Sprint's current lineup. The Galaxy Nexus is coming in April....but to LTE cites as they are turned on (correct?). So we have to hang tight, because there will be no more new WiMAX Android phones for Sprint.

deaofly says:

Dont forget The Photon, it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it holds up against the sgs2. Evey game or app that uses power, both phones play and use with ease. Saying those 2 phones are the best line up is Your Opinion.

Gekko says:

i've been wandering the Sprint desert clutching my old launch day EVO dying of thirst looking for that beautiful oasis called the G-Nex. i know it's somewhere ahead but i have no idea exactly how far away it is and no one will tell me. every once in a while i think i see it only to realize it was just a mirage. my mouth is dry and my flesh is burning but i still keep walking and walking - hoping that i can soon find it and drink and bathe in all of its refreshing goodness.

djzoeroe says:

I feel you brother ... You not the only one out here battered beaten and partched ... Looking to bask in the waters of Lake Minatonka (game ... blouses)

ISS2 says:

Lololol! Pancakes...

tluv00 says:

That's because Sprint chose to invest an assload of money into the iPhone so you probably wont be seeing any new flagship Android devices for a while.

crxssi says:

If you look back through YEARS of data, instead of just the last 6-9 months, you will see that Sprint has had some of the BEST selections of Android phones, especially super phones.

I don't think it is Sprint dropping the ball as much as Verizon and AT&T finally picking up the ball. Everyone wins.

IceDree says:

Does anybody else thinks that it's a Titan 2 with android buttons instead of Windows Phone?

It's an HTC phone, so of course they're going to look similar.

Gekko says:

IMO the specs look good but this is an ugly phone. the cheesy faux ornamentation and multiple colors really highlight the mishmash look. and why include capactive buttons in 2012? what are they going to do next? add a click wheel?

slim, sleek, invisible bezel, all black, no capactive buttons is the way to go.

and i know the reasoning for Sense but for me and many it is a net negative and not a positive.

HTC is still stuck in 2009-2010.

they lost me.

Synycalwon says:

To me this phone looks pretty good whereas the Ville is quite ugly. Also, there are still a lot of people who want capacitive buttons, myself included. No capacitive buttons = no interest what-so-ever. Don't take away capacitive buttons!!! Grrrr...

crxssi says:

The phones I select are not due to fashion statements.

Well come on, you have to agree that phones are accessories these days and style and aesthetics do come into play when they are designed. I want something that I look at hundreds of times a day to be both pleasing to the eye AND a powerhouse. No reason why we can't have both. I for one, thing this is a nice looking device and sets itself apart from all the rectangular, plain, black slabs out there.

Uncle Louie says:

I agree... it has a nice look to it. And I's rather have captive buttons; keep the screen clean.

crxssi says:

Well, I don't want an "ugly" phone, but most of them look pretty much the same.

cyanogen-man says:

I have no idea what to think the new sense is barf come on HTC contact ads and have them help you rebuke sense or it anything offer a special edition without any hi treatments just use stock its beautiful on the nexus

chucknine says:

I like cap buttons.

stanlm2 says:

nice! this will be my next laptop/desktop/everything machine. hope they advance docking options that the atrix started.

WeGlobal says:

No NFC, buttons still at the bottom.......I'll pass.

bigcatman says:

I really feel like people are making a huge deal out of quad cores. I mean..the rest of the specs are what current phones are using, sans-quad core. I highly doubt it's going to make a notable difference, just like my quad core desktop barely makes a notable difference over dual core for most things.

I feel like they should be pushing for higher clocked cores instead of more cores. Alas, that seems to be the desktop markets issue. More cores =/= speed. I say speed in a generalized term because most tasks we do now would not benefit from more cores. Until multitasking really takes off on these devices (You can only have one thing open at once, not like you can view two apps at the same time), it'll be pointless.

These devices really need higher clocks for better single task performance, not more cores.

Gekko says:

it's partially marketing - cores, megapixels, etc.

ScottColbert says:

Also, totally about being the first to market.

crxssi says:

Yep- it is *all* marketing. No normal user will ever notice the difference between 2 and 4 or 8 cores on a freaking phone. There is no way there is going to be enough threading going on to make a hill of beans impact on overall performance, with maybe the one exception of very high-end, intense gaming- but even that is much more of a GPU issue and not CPU.

kinster02 says:

Heck with all these cores...we need battery life, battery life. I'll take a six pack Coors lite for battery life. HTC get with Motorola and figure out how to get more battery life from a thin and lite phone.

Seems like we should be past the 1gb line on ram by now if we want to start playing with real video. Doesn't it?

OfficerDaddy says:

What happened to this:
http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-resets-focus-2012-aims-quality-not-qua...
This is the second new HTC rumor in as many days,

kcls says:

Holy moly! This is one fine looking phone! Finally a phone from HTC that stands out from the rest.

McPlot says:

Some of you really need to grow up and/or get a clue. If you don't like sense then don't get an HTC phone, and don't try to belittle the millions of people who love it. If you don't want an interface put on by the phones maker then get a nexus or root the phone with a rom without one. Stop complaining when a company puts on their interface onto their phone. If no one liked it the no one is would by that companies phone.

The cap buttons are the same. I personally am torn about them. They can be annoying as hell because I keep pressing them by mistake. However on my honeycomb tablet the on screen ones take away from the viewable area. PLUS the whole finger print thing.

This is my opinion. It is just that. My opinion. You are entitled to your own and I do not think less or more of you for agreeing or disagreeing. I also welcome your opinion. For those who think they know better then everyone else, please read my first sentence again.

Gearu says:

Wow this phone.... isn't that great or groundbreaking compared to the Galaxy SII released almost 10 months ago.

zandog says:

You people need to get over the fact that no manufacturer aside Samsung's(Nexus)is going without capacitive buttons so don't make it sound like a shocker that there are buttons on the devices. In fact all the 1st gen dedicated ICS phones are STILL going to have buttons on the front.

Deal with it. Or prove me wrong.