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HTC is reportedly looking at MWC to unveil its quad-core 4G smartphones

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Jan 2012, 11:47

According to JPMorgan Chase analyst Alvin Kwok, he mentions to investors in a note on Wednesday that HTC is planning to unveil numerous smartphones that are based on NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor at MWC. Meanwhile, Taiwan-based newspaper...

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posted on 04 Jan 2012, 19:20

30. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

Its ridiculous reading everyones comment on how better a phone will be running on quad core processors...what size battery will the phone use to run this monster. Comparing call quality because of the amount of cores u have. This is why carriers and manufacturers do what they do because of the average cell phone user not knowing nada except wanting quad core.. lte.. 4.65 super amoled hd screens 32 gigs of storage just to play angry birds and look at facebook.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 21:41

32. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

bring on the quad core bring up the advancements following quad core

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 01:24

33. iWallE (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)

More power in phones is always awesome, but there are other issues that need the manufacturers' attention. I can't erase from my memory an article I read on this site several weeks ago about why the Android interface will never be as fluid and lag-free as that of iOS, despite Android phones having more power. It's a good example about software being just as important as raw power.
Phonemakers can focus on different software details which could potentially improve the user experience more than a faster processor. Because let's face it - even some single-core phones are still doing perfectly fine with all sorts of apps and types of usage. Dual core is probably justified as being more futureproof, but quad-core? I'm sorry, but that is shooting way off the target. Or rather it's like shooting at a mouse with a minigun. You will just end up carrying a lot of computing power in your pocket that you'll never need. Because, honestly, if you really need a quad core, then you need something rather different from a smartphone. The small screen and small battery life prevents phones from doubling as a mobile computer, even if you spec them like an Alienware notebook.
Still, it's always good to see progress, it's just that the progress needs to be focused and aimed at some goal, not just increasing numbers for the sake of numbers themselves.

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