The year 2011 saw the debut of quad-core devices in the market. This year is no different, with many phone manufacturers prepping to release such products, apparently the latest one being from HTC Inc, GSM Arena reports.

Citing unverified sources, the publication noted that HTC is supposedly rolling out a fresh line-up of quad-core smartphones, namely HTC Edge, at a high profile event Feb. 26.  

HTC's rumored product launch is seen as a move to steal the maximum attention from the Mobile World Congress 2012 (MWC), which is scheduled the very next day.

If the report is to be believed, then the new Android-based HTC Edge is expected to arrive with a 4.7-inch screen with 720p resolution, an 8 megapixel rear-facing LED camera that supports flash and a 2 megapixel camera in the front.

The rumored device is said to be powered by the famed NVIDIA AP30 Tegra 3 1.5GHz quad-core processor and is likely to feature the Android's latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS, as with most of the smartphones being launched this year. Other specs the Edge is rumored to include are support for NFC and Beats Audio.

Sony, Samsung and Huawei are also hosting their own events on the same day as HTC, a possible indication of major product announcements for Android enthusiasts, the publication has added.