A deca-core Snapdragon 818? Nice try, says analyst
"Rubbish," as the British like to say - that's been the elegant commentary of a popular Chinese mobile industry analyst about the recent crazy speculation that Qualcomm might be prepping an answer to MediaTek's deca-core Helio X20 chipset.
The rumored Snapdragon 818 was said to come with ten processor cores, but the analyst, who has commented on, and been right about Qualcomm's China plans before, dismissed 818 as an elaborate vaporware.
Apple M8 or the Moto X8, which serve as low-power, always-on silicon dedicated to specific tasks, then fine, but ten pure Cortex cores from Qualcomm? This analyst will have none of it.Given that there are hardly any apps or games there, save for synthetic benchmarks, that can utilize, let alone task fully, the current quad- and octa-core processors, ten cores surely seem like an overkill. If we are talking about dedicated co-processors, like the