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ZTE Apache with 8-core CPU said to be coming in 2013

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Nov 2012, 01:49

If you can't imagine a smartphone running with an 8-core CPU under the hood, better start thinking about it now because ZTE is rumored to have such a device ready in time for launch in 2013; the phone will use Mediatek's 28nm ARM15 MT6599 chip made using TSMC's 28nm process...

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posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:35 1

23. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

Your second point is correct. But IF Samsung or any other OEMs (except Apple because they won't) does develop such phones, i'll definitely get hooked.
Obviously, the fact that ZTE does it first does not mean they are the best. Once the S4 or sony Odin comes out, the bars will be raised again. It simply means that there are manufacturers pursuing this and we welcome such technology.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:44 2

27. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

i understand......but theres a big difference between inovation and creating new ideas, and just bumping up unneccessary power in order to grab peoples attention.......

The spec race is going to get old and people will get turned off by it......people are going to start looking for true inovation and real features.......why? because its already been proven that we DONT need too much power to run out devices smoothly.........so if zte wants to "advance in rank" they need show us what is actually USEFUL to an everyday user AND us geeks lol know what im sayin?

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:48 1

31. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

You are right. that is why i'm not going to buy this. Instead, i'll just wait for next year to get something which i fancy ( and not made by chinese companies)
Although, if samsung made this, everyone would pounce on it.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:57 3

35. 8logic (Posts: 152; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

believe it or not, the push for smaller, and more powerful chips is necessary progress. the phone we have now is probably powerful enough for a while and probably thing is really needed to improve the usability. however, the as more advance chips comes out, the cheaper the current chips will be; this mean more gadgets will have a more powerful cpu and more opportunity to exploit that technology.

the next generation of gadgets are waiting for the maturity of such technologies. gadgets like the google glass relies heavily on smaller, and more powerful chips in oder for it to work the way they want to.

if companies don't push for the bleeding edge and consumers don't demand for the bleeding edge, than the evaluation of technology will slow since there will be less incentives for them to make is smaller and faster.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:13

40. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

true.......but ill just say what i feel, I dont think ZTE's move here is going to have enough impact on the market, to make a threat big enough, TO FORCE leading companies such as Samsung Apple and HTC to compete at that level........why? because its really not going to harm or affect their fan base neither their sales......

Have a good one man and thanks for posting :)

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:35

45. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

the point is not ZTE. Obviously, they can't hope to compete by outing an 8-core phone. the point of this discussion is the possibilities and future advancements of mobile tech.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:42 1

24. MeoCao (unregistered)

This is ARM's initiative not ZTE's.

There's an article about BIG.little 8 core chip design on PA. It's about saving battery life more than increasing the speed.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:45

28. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

The article also says that the new Exynos chip will be based on this design, am i right?

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:46

29. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

well you know we would of never seen it that way from what 'this" article reads right? lol

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 04:15 2

48. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Tell me what kind of use do you actually get from a quad core? With your use, you don't tax even a single core to the max. Don't tell me games, since there the GPU is punished. Mobile games are nowhere near CPU intensive as consoles or PCs (a single core with a powerful GPU would do the job). Apple is going the proper route, providing a massively powerful GPU.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 14:13

58. rdeleonp (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)

Indeed, the GPU choice is critical: goo.gl/cuXNG

BUT... I want my "one device to rule them all" (plus assorted docks, connectors, wireless protocols, etc.), so 8-core is only the natural progression.

I cannot wait for the future!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 06:20

64. matthew04101 (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)

someone can't catch up with mobile tech and feel a little sad :(

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:06 1

4. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

Mediatek is shaping up to be quite a competitor to current market leaders.

ZTE is the next global leader in the making. They seriously need to launch in markets like India and sell like millions of budget smartphones.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:11 1

7. wendygarett (unregistered)

unnamed ARM15 MT6599 chip??? Pass...
I rather pick crapdragon and tegra3

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:32

22. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

I heard the exynos will be better...

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:50 3

32. wendygarett (unregistered)

To be honest I rather pick Qualcomm and nvidia because they are more developer support...

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:03 3

36. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Don't be such a Samsung fanboy . You could learn more from me / Xperia knight or even Wendy

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:16 1

41. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

i appreciate even being mentioned thank you :)

and God my name is killing me now :( ....lol

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:23

42. wendygarett (unregistered)

You know what?? Exynos does better when it comes to speed tests... It just not suit us...

Don't be one sided mate... It just a personal preference lol...

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:39 1

47. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

Mmm... I simply pick the best or what is deemed to be the best. If the snapdragon or whichever chip could perform better than the exynos, then i'll go for it.
earlier this year, my friend went for the Sony run by Snapdragon. While heat management is better than exynos, performance deteriorated after a while. Exynos on my S2 is still going strong. tegra is ok but not my cup of tea.
As you said, just personal preferences.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 04:35

51. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Forget about snapdragon s3 . It sucks real bad . But I think quad snapdragon s4 is superior to exynos

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:16 2

11. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

LG has proven it time and time again; it doesn't matter if you're the first at something if that something sucks. If Samsung, HTC, Motorola, or Nokia were to be announcing this then you could bet your buns that it would get people hyped.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:21

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

true.....very true

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:21 2

16. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

This is stupid. This isn't innovation just bumping up the specs to make up for great marketing. We don't need 8 cores... look at Nokia with their innovation in the camera and display department, or Samsung in the software and phablet department. Speaking from experience, specs don't make a good phone.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:31

21. byazatt (Posts: 298; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

zte is shaping up to be a brand to watch out for..

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:42 2

25. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

My galaxy SII is working fine i think i don't need to upgrade to 8 cores for just the same purpose

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 02:44

26. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

More specs with old technology... Why 28nm? We know that mobiles are capable of octacore cpu and duodecacore gpu but what about power efficiency? A smaller die size means less energy and 3d chip manufacturing is even better. Until we have a perpetual energy source I'll hold off on the specs war until at least 2015. The battery needs to be more optimized. I want whole day heavy usage. I want 36 hours video playback on a 333ppi HD screen. Until then let android have their spec war. Windows phone os runs smooth on 256mb of ram. I'll stick with lumia 920 for now.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:23 3

43. ash29 (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)

First of all nokia lumia 920 has 1 Gb of ram,and secondly u dont even need 256 mb of ram for os's which dont multitask.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:35

44. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

nail on the head :)

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:11

38. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

On paper it will look good to some, the only way this would do well is if it was a"Nexus" type device. I.e not running any ZTE software, I would take a quad core Samsung or HTC over an eight core zte device any day. They still have some way to go. But this is DEFINITELY a huge step in the proper direction. I'm not counting them out but it WILL take more then hardware specs to win a strong following in the Android community.

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