This year will see the beginning evolution of dual-core phones to quad-core phones, and there have been a slew of them announced already from several manufacturers, including LG, HTC and Samsung. There are even some new folks to the party. We will see quad-core devices from Huawei, ZTE and Fujitsu at some point. If you are excited by the prospect of all the new Android superphones that are coming soon, then here is a handy itemized list of the quad-core phones that have been announced so far:
- LG Optimus 4X HD (June release) - Comes with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 - a large 4.7" True HD IPS screen display with a regular RGB matrix and 1280x720 pixel resolution - a 2150mAh battery
- Huawei Ascend D quad (July release) - Their new series is called the "Diamond" series - Huawei includes its own ARM-based quad-core chipset, called the K3V2 running at 1.2-1.5GHz - 4.5" HD LCD display with 720x1280 pixels of resolution - 8.9mm slimness - an 8MP BSI camera, and a huge 2500mAh battery
- HTC One X (April release) - quad-core Tegra 3 (dual-core in the AT&T and Sprint LTE versions - and maybe in a Verizon version because of supposed incompatibility issues with the LTE radios in the U.S.) - a 4.7" HD IPS LCD display - elegant polycarbonate unibody - a vastly improved camera module using HTC's new proprietary ImageChip - incredibly fast and allows you to shoot pictures while capturing 1080p video
- ZTE Era (July release) - Android 4.0 ICS our of the box - NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip clocked at 1.3GHz - 1GB of RAM - 4.3-inch qHD display - 8MP camera with 1080p video capture
- Fujitsu Arrows Ultra (Summer/Fall) - 4.6" HD display - LTE connectivity - 13.1MP camera with ultra high 25600 ISO sensitivity for better low-light pics - water and dust resistant - DLNA and HDMI-out capabilities for wireless and wired media streaming - Android 4.0 ICS and Tegra 3 (Hmmm... LTE and Tegra 3... wonder if they figured out something that HTC couldn't.)
- Samsung Galaxy S III (June/July) - Custom Exynos 4412 quad-core chipset - oxidized aluminum chassis and ceramic metal coating - HD Super AMOLED Plus 4.7-4.8-Inch display utilizing a regular RGB matrix - truly buttonless front - advanced battery life optimizations - custom system-on-a-chip with the LTE radio embedded in the Exynos chipset
That's an impressive list of devices. I am sure that many of us are mostly focused on the SGS3; however, some of these other devices look quite good as well. From the Huawei with its own in-house custom quad-core to the potentially amazing cameras on the HTC One X and the Fujitsu Arrows Ultra, we will have some interesting devices to choose from throughout this summer and beyond. Sound off which of these devices intrigue you the most.