Even though smartphones equipped with 8-core processors like the Samsung Galaxy S 5 will be available in 2014, analysts and industry sources don’t think they will be big sellers this year. Two factors seem to be weighing on the prognosticators.
Not content to let Huawei steal all the attention in the phablet world, Samsung seems intent on making its upcoming Galaxy Note III smartphone bigger than better than not only its predecessors– but better than the competition as well. Similar to what we’ve already heard before, early reports are indicating that Sammy is going to thread the needle a bit further in terms of the Galaxy Note’s sheer size and will push it well past the 5-inch mark. Rumor has it that the device will check in at a whopping 6.3-inches in size! Oh and what’s more is that the device will also feature Samsung’s newly-announced superchip helping to purr things along. Size + speed? Oh yes please!
Naturally this is all speculation and rumor for now, but knowing Sammy— it certainly tries to push the envelope with its upcoming products, so these rumors shouldn’t be too farfetched. Stay tuned with Talk Android as we try and get more deets for you about the interesting device.
As ZTE quietly prepares for smartphone supremacy, it is working on new and cutting-edge devices that makes existing devices look well… outdated. Rumors have surfaced indicating a mysterious device codenamed “Apache” is currently in development and will have a chipset that other manufacturers won’t have (for now)– an 8-core CPU. That’s right folks— not a dual-core chip, not a quad-core chip, but an 8-core (octuple-core?) CPU unit. This chipset will be developed by Mediatek and have a ARM15 MT6599 chip with TSMC’s 28nm technology. The device will come fully loaded too as it will it will have a full 1080p, a 13MP camera and full WCDMA/4G LTE/TD-SCDMA support. This device is expected to be ready for the masses by sometime next year.
This sure sounds like the makings of a mighty attractive device, doesn’t it? We will wait and see if there’s any more information that surfaces about the device, but as of now— it’s looking like it should be the world’s fastest phone if it does hold its form. In the meantime, we’ll naturally hope that ZTE has learned from its competition regarding the whole “world’s fastest smartphone” claim and all.
source: Unwired View