Mobile technology is advancing rapidly that this year alone we will be seeing more devices using octa-core processors. It used to be that smartphone and tablet manufacturers would source their parts such as processors from third party vendors. Now, it seems that they want to control most aspects of the device by manufacturing the parts.
Reports are coming in that LG, Huawei, and even ZTE will be making their own 8 core processors. Rumor has it that ZTE will soon be launching the WiseFone 7750S processor. This is going to be a true octa-core processor which is already undergoing production and could be released in the market as early as next month. While details of this new chip are still very scarce sources in the know say that it is going to require less power compared to the Nvidia Tegra 4 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.
There’s still no information when the company will be unveiling this processor however one best avenue would be the upcoming CES 2014 event which will be followed by everyone interested in the latest trends in technology.
Here’s a list of other octa-core processors that we will see in the market
- A new Samsung Exynos 6 Octa chipset: Samsung posted in their twitter account “Flying even higher in 2014”. The company is said to reveal a new chipset at the CES 2014. This time it’s going to be a true octa-core processor and might even come with 64 bit support.
- LG is set to unveil its octa-core processor called the LG Odin. Just like Samsung, the company wants o place its own processor into its increasing portfolio of Android devices. A recent AnTuTu benchmark of the chip shows that it performed similar to the quad core Samsung Exynos 5410. This might meant that it’s not a true octa-core processor and uses only quad cores when performance is needed and the other 4 cores for light tasks.
- The AllWinner A80 is an octa-core processor that combines 4 high performance cores with 4 lower power cores in a big.LITTLE architecture. This allows it create balance in terms of performance and battery life.
- The MediaTek MT6592 is the world’s first true 8 core processor that was unveiled recently and packs 8 low power Cortex-A7 cores. All 8 cores can operate t the same time with a clock speed of between 1.7GHz and 2GHz.