Sony might not release quad-core smartphones this year
posted by Nick T. / Mar 01, 2012, 6:19 AM
When it comes to dual-core handsets, it took Sony quite a while to release one of its own. The Sony Xperia S was just made available for purchase, even though the LG Optimus 2X, regarded as the first dual-core smartphone, has been around for 14 months already. And now, it seems like the very same thing might happen with quad-core offerings, as Sony is not likely to launch one before the early 2013.
CNET Asia during a recent interview. However, he also made a good point, namely that today's smartphones simply do not need quad-core processors just yet. And that is because the performance gain is simply not worth all the extra power consumption. "We’re going to join quad-core when we feel that the performance matches the battery efficiency. Because right now we don’t feel that [it] is there," were his exact words.That is what Stephen Sneeden, Product Marketing Manager for Sony, shared with
For the time being, Sony will be transitioning to dual-core devices based on the Cortex A15 architecture, which it finds to be superior to today's quad-core options. No specific details were given, but it is safe to assume that the 2012 Sony smartphones will be powered by either NovaThor chipsets made by ST-Ericsson, or Snapdragon S4 silicon.
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Agreed. Just because the technology is there doesn't mean it needs to be used, especially if it has no benefit. Hopefully for Sony's sake though, everyone else agrees too.
posted on Mar 01, 2012, 6:27 AM 12
the high end from them has the same specs (except the screen and camera) as a HTC Sensation XE... really?? 10 months old technology?
posted on Mar 01, 2012, 6:38 AM 6
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He has a good point in this article, switching to A15 right now would probably be a better thing to do all because of the power efficiency of the A15 and the die reduction, also the power increase is pretty decent.
posted on Mar 01, 2012, 6:44 AM 8
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tbh quad core is for gaming and i sure as hell dont want to play shooters on my phone. Tbh right now my gs2 does everything i use it for at acceptable speeds. Atm I rather have faster single threading that multi.
posted on Mar 01, 2012, 7:06 AM 4
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A dual core S4 + latest GPU will do just fine. But knowing that you have a quad core device in your hands brings out the geek pride in you.
posted on Mar 01, 2012, 8:14 AM 3
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I'd rather have a phone with S4 than a useless Tegra 3
posted on Mar 01, 2012, 9:06 AM 4
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You're retarded.. I don't mind if you think the s4 is better, but how is the Tegra 3 useless?
posted on Mar 01, 2012, 1:13 PM 0
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lol at all those who are crying bout no quad core.... why would u need a quad core when dual cores are enough... if u want to play games... go play it on consoles or the pc... all u need are: social media apps, productivity apps and casual games (btw... they are all working fine on a single core....) give some love for Sony phones (unique designs unlike those boring HTCs)
posted on Mar 01, 2012, 12:41 PM 4
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Weeeell, it does not matter what Sony, Mony, Shamshung or any other wannabe says. It's what Apple will show in the autumn and everybody will follow - just as usual. Only Nokia can bring surprises. The others are just followers. True, true. Even Motorola, which is sad.
posted on Mar 01, 2012, 3:46 PM 1
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Tbh everyone keeps banging on about quar core etc but to me the sound quality, call quality, audio quality, camera, battery life matter more. And if these things on a dual core is better than on a quad core I am going for the dual core. I mean for example call me mad if you like. I have a sgs2 n the play and in day to day usage apart from loding the internet pages there isnt much speed difference or battery life difference between the two and infact I prefer sonys software because it enables me to take pics/videos whilst in a phone call or when the battery is under 15% a feature I use alot and I cqn also listen to music while in a phone call or watch my videos when I am in a phone call. On the sgs2 you cant do any of that.
posted on Mar 01, 2012, 4:16 PM 0
Sony /Sony ericsson , always late to the game and always don't get what people wanted
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 12:21 AM 0
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