You knew that it was only a matter of time before we saw the next wave of weapons to be used in the wonderful world of processors here at CES. NVIDIA struck first by introducing its Tegra 4 processor– then hours later, Qualcomm introduced what was presumably the chipset series to beat– and now we have yet another chipset that trumps both.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei, has confirmed that his company is working on three new processors for its devices. While one is a quad-core chipset, the two others are octa-core. The quad-core chipset is based on ARM Cortex-A9 and one of the octa-core chipsets is based on ARM Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7.
HTC has been rumored to be working on an octa-core handset for a while now, and we finally have a little more info. The said phone will be the Desire 616 (or Desire 616w) and looks to be for only China.
Now don’t get all upset that it won’t be available elsewhere because it’s going to sport a MediaTek processor, so it won’t be as powerful as the One (M8).
Much about the Galaxy S 4, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, is the company remixing its Galaxy S III formula — with no big changes to the design or UI look and feel, and new software features such as face tracking additions like Smart Scroll and Smart Pause that add to and build on what came before.