I remember when the first quad-core smartphones hit the market in 2012. I remember one of the quad-core pioneers – the HTC One X – very fondly. Back in November, MediaTek unveiled the MT6592 as the world’s first true octa-core chipset. While some products exist in the market claiming to be octa-core, these smartphones can only activate half of their CPU cores at once. MediaTek’s MT 6592 chipset allows for all eight of its cores to run simultaneously. The expected benefits are increased performance and power-efficiency.
Manufacturers with octa-core smartphones lined up for the market include HTC, Intex, Sony, Micromax, and Huawei. The very first units are expected in the market before the end of 2013. Do you plan on upgrading to an octa-core processor smartphone soon?
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.