Not too long ago, the idea of dual-core processors on a mobile was extremely novel. Manufacturers and users have only just begun to really tuck into that, but the game has been upped again. Dual-core is now being pushed to mid-range devices. Quad-core CPUs are the new flagship powerhouses.
Already, at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), both LG and Huawei have announced quad-core Android smartphones and tablets. Many modern-day PCs don’t even have dual-core processors yet!! It is getting crazy indeed. But didn’t we say that this is the post-PC era?
These beasts come with displays from 4.5″ and above. Some of the already announced quad-core devices are:
- LG Optimus 4X HD
- Huawei Ascend D quad XL
- Huawei Ascend D quad
- Huawei MediaPad 10.1 (tablet)
LG were the first to jump on the dual-core train, and here they are again at the fore-front with quad-core technology. Huawei are the surprise here. They really are stepping outside of their traditional low-cost market to play high-end stakes.
It is expected that both Apple and Samsung will announce quad-core products too soon as well. Oh, what a crazy world this mobile industry is. Bring it on, guys!