It is true that quad-core processors intact smartphones did not make too big a bash this year in Las Vegas’ famous consumer electronics show, but Nvidia quoted that fresh devices are soon to launch in the market.
As known, Fujitsu was the only reputed company to launch a smartphone with a quad-core processor Tegra 3 which is a processor from Nvidia. And as far as CES is concerned it is not an exceptionally good launching pad for smartphone as it is more concerned with tablets and computers as per Mike Rayfield, General Manger, Mobile business, Nvidia.
Many quad-core processors are in the process, and it is supposed that some gadget related announcements could come early in 2012 soon after telecom related Mobile world congress this year, a show in Barcelona, supposedly next month according to Rayfield.
The gadgets will have Tegra 3 (Nvidia’s quad-core ARM processor). Tegra 3 is in use already in tablets from Asustek and Lenovo.
Rayfield proudly quotes that this year is a year of quad core. Nvidia has most of its designs based on the latest Tegra 3 chip rather than the older version Tegra 2 dual core.
Most smartphones these days have a dual-core processor having satisfactory performance and a long battery life, says David Kanter, Analyst, Real World Tech. Quad core processor chips are better suited for bigger gadgets like tablets, and it is a real complicated job to convert the power factor into a lower form for gadgets like smartphones, unless high performance is demanded.
Nevertheless, not to neglect Asus’ tablets like Eee Pad (transformer prime) having quad-core processors have shown a real, satisfactory performance with a satisfying, long battery life. Quad cores are highly likely to launch this year by the end as per Kanter and Nvidia is the only mammoth company focused on producing quad-core smartphone chips.
Category: Consumer Electronics