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40 million quad-core smartphones were sold last year

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40 million quad-core smartphones were sold last year
According to market researcher Berg Insights, sales of smartphones powered by quad-core processors rose to 40 million units in 2012. Total smartphone sales amounted to 690 million units last year, up 47% from the 470 million sold in the prior year.  Breaking down the data even more, we find that most of the increase in smartphone sales last year came from top-shelf models with unsubsidized pricing of €400 ($535 USD) and higher or €100 ($134 USD) and lower.

Last year, high-end smartphone sales rose from 150 million phones to 250 million, although Berg believes that future growth in smartphone sales will come from increases in the low to mid-range category. The researcher says that by 2017, nearly all of the 1.5 billion smartphones that will be sold that year, will be equipped with at least a dual-core processor and the majority will be powered by a quad-core processor.

It seems like yesterday when the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor was showing up in models like the Nexus One. We blinked our eyes and quickly, dual-core models like the Motorola ATRIX were being launched. And then came the quad-core powered devices. It all started with the LG Optimus 4X HD, powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3. And now we have 40 million quad-core devices getting shipped in 2012.

source: BergInsights via BGR

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posted on 18 Jun 2013, 20:34 5

1. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


We know none of these were iphones. :) Nor wp8

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 04:39

12. Trex95 (Posts: 541; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Still can't beat Apple devices 600 million.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 20:40

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And most lagged due to subpar software/hardware optimization. I think this year it'll improve.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 20:55 6

3. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Iphones lag to and I think apple has great software and hardware

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 23:09

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Occasionally it does too.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 21:15 4

4. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Hopefully the iPhone 7 will have finally caught up and have quad-core by 2017.

*crosses fingers*

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 21:29 3

5. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


And atleast widgets....live wallpapers....more ram... Hey maybe apple will be open source by then haha.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 21:49 1

6. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Trust me.
It will never happen.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 23:37

8. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Lol your right

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 00:35 1

9. mas11 (Posts: 1026; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


And Apple continues to hold back progress just like they did with LTE and are currently doing with NFC

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 00:42

10. joajok (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


30 million were galaxy s3 and 10 million were others lolz

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 01:02

11. mas11 (Posts: 1026; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Don't forget the U.S. variant of the S3 came with the Snapdragon S4 Plus, a dual-core processor.

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