iPhone 4S Rival Alert : HTC Zeta Coming Soon?

HTC could be working on a new smartphone, possibly called the Zeta, which might well be the baddest, meanest and one of the most innovative devices launched by the Taiwanese company yet.

The phone is said to come with a quad core chipset, the APQ8064, with a clock speed of 2.5GHz. The APQ8064 is from Qualcomm, the long time exclusive partner of HTC.

This is in contrast with the HTC Edge which is said to come with a quadcore chipset, but from Nvidia instead, the Tegra 3 SoC clocked at around 1.3 to 1.6GHz.

Expect the phone to come with 1GB RAM, a 4.5-inch HD ready display (1280x720 pixels), Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense UI (possibly version 4.0), 32GB onboard storage (and no microSD card slot).

Also on the specs sheet, Bluetooth 4.0, a 1830mAh battery, an eight megapixel camera with dual LED flash, full HD video recording, a front facing camera, Beats audio technology with a very thin profile (less than 10mm) and 146g.

Engadget said that details of the phone (and its specs) should be taken with a pinch of salt - which we do. At this stage, we don't think that it would be worth it for Qualcomm to launch a quad core SoC at 2.5GHz, when the competition can only reach around half that.