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!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.