HTC Endeavour ROM leaks, confirms ICS, 720p screen

A leaked ROM for the upcoming flagship HTC phone seems to confirm the specs rumoured a while ago.

Call it what you want -- HTC Edge , HTC Supreme , or HTC Endeavour -- but this phone looks like an absolute powerhouse. It's rumoured to be Europe's first quad-core handset, and now a leaked ROM has confirmed the specs we got all excited about back in November, Pocketnow reports.

So yes -- it will be quad-core, have a 720p HD screen and an 8-megapixel camera, if the ROM is correct. A quad-core nVidia Tegra 3 chip powers the device, and there'll be a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera on board for video conferencing. Dropbox integration will come as standard.

Ice Cream Sandwich is the order of the day (unless Apple gets its way and manages to ban ICS, of course), and HTC is slathering its own Sense 4.0 UI all over the top of it. The name is given as "HTC Endeavor" though here's hoping HTC adds the 'u' for us Brits.

The ROM is a hefty 620MB download, but you can head over here and have a rummage through for yourself if you like. We're pretty excited about the phone, if only to see what difference a quad-core processor makes to the performance.

LG is also rumoured to be unveiling a quad-core phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in a couple of weeks, and HTC is thought to have a quad-core tablet up its sleeve as well -- though admittedly it'd have to be a pretty wide sleeve.

Samsung's budget Galaxy Mini 2 is also expected to make an appearance at MWC, though we'll have to wait a while to see the fabled Galaxy S3. It promises to be pretty slim when it does launch though.

Are you excited about quad-core handsets? And can HTC turn around its fortunes ? Let us know below, or over on our Facebook page.

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