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Apple iPhone 5 vs HTC Edge

For those of you who thought that last year was the year of the smartphone, then 2012 is going to blow your minds.

We move forward every year, but this year there is set to be a real step-up. Some super-powerful, ultra-quick smartphones are waiting in the wings at the moment – getting ready to take 2012 by storm.

One of the biggest phones of the year will, of course, be the iPhone 5. Not set to make an appearance until the latter stages of 2012, Apple’s next-gen smartphone is already getting people excited.

What can stop the American tech powerhouse from dominating the hearts and minds of smartphone users everywhere? HTC is certainly going to try, with the HTC Edge.

With the Edge, HTC looks set to really step up its game. But will it be enough to make a dent in Apple’s sales? Here is how the two devices measure up.

HTC Edge

Nothing concrete from HTC just yet, but we could be seeing the Edge at MWC later this month. And if the specs rumours are to be believed, it’s going to be a very good device.

Rumours of a Tegra 3 processor are circulating, boasting four 1.5GHz chips. If this is the case, the Edge will be one of the first quad-core phones available, although we can expect the same from other manufacturers this year.

In terms of display, the Edge is reported to feature a 4.7 inch touchscreen – delivering a 1280 x 720 resolution.

Apple iPhone 5

Rumoured for a release at some point in the autumn, after a possible launch at WWDC, the iPhone 5 is all but guaranteed to be a great phone.

Never one to be outdone, the Apple iPhone 5 will be rocking a 1.2GHz to 1.5GHz quad-core A6 processor. In terms of display, rumours abound of a 3.7 to 4.0 inch touchscreen, so a little smaller than the Edge.

In terms of specs rumours, there is not a lot in it between these two. But given that the iPhone will probably be using iOS 6, people will be going for the device they know and love.