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Recap of Quad-Core phones coming out this year with potential release time-frames

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. dgstorm
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    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.

    Source: PhoneArena
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    Huh, no Motorola Devices up there. Good.

    I'm looking forward to the SGSIII.
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    Exciting stuff, but let's prepare for the upcoming crapstorm of complaints on battery life and lack of apps that utilize all four cores lol. I will stick with my dual core outdated hunk-o-moto that I am more than satisfied with at the present time:p I have an upgrade collecting dust, but think I'll stand pat unless one of these phones blows us out of the water.
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    Actually tegra 3 chips consume less because they have a 5th core for low intensity functions

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    ^^ What he said. And I was under the impression that the OS is what controlled the use of the multi core chips, and not the app itself.
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    Is there any word of which ( if any) of these are coming to Verizon?
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    I still wonder why we need four core beasts for a cellpho .

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    You can never have too many cores! :D

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    totally agree just wait till they are hitting 8 and 12 cores
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    What about the Padfone?
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    I have yet to be impressed with any device with the Tegra 2. I really don't expect much of the Tegra 3 and from what I've seen of it already I'm not impressed.

    Its to bad that a company doesn't take the Apple approach, yes APPLE approach. Build 1 main phone, work most the bugs out of it, give it amazing hardware, nice slick design, and make it smooth. Yes i know the iPhone has bugs, but it's nothing compared to Motorola, or HTC devices when they launch. Releasing phones every time something new becomes available isn't helping them. For example the Droid X2, ooooo a Tegra 2 processor. Motorola says slap it in a phone and ship it out. they did, and it's ****. Another is Asus with the first prime.

    One of my friends asked me to jailbreak their iPhone 3G, i was honestly shocked at how smooth it was and when i pressed on anything. Everything opened right now, not in 2 seconds, now. I've owned an iPod touch and sold it a year ago, but it was shocking to see how smooth that device was compared to my Moto's running custom roms.

    Not an apple fan at all. All in on Android.
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    Very well said sir.I too had an Apple 4s,and was truly inpressed how smooth it is,even when running all the apps I have rite now on my Nexus.We can all agree, that Appple has done some shady stuff,but when it come to their hardware and softwear,its one of or the best in the biz.
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    What exactly is so great about iPhone hardware? Cause I hear it a lot that they have amazing hardware but unless I have the wrong definition of hardware then I just don't see it at all.

    Also every friend I have that jail breaks their iPhone has problems. Jail broken iPhones are only good for one thing...free apps. As far as stability goes they suck!

    Android is the opposite. Hacking makes it far better. So the iPhone becoming smoother after hacking it is in your head not a real thing because I'm pretty sure hacking your iPhone is not done for performance enhancements. Just for cydia and instalous and whatever else they use for free apps
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    More cores == bigger battery,appropriate os,appropriate apps, and overall more expense.

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    More importantly, which of these phones, if any, is verizon going to get?
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    The 4s has one of the best mobile gpus out there. The new iPad has the most powerful hardware of any mobile device out. Their OS may be primitive and stale, but you can't say their hardware is underpowered.
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    When an iPhone is released the spec's on it are right up there with all the others. But the biggest plus they have going for them is programming iOS to work next to perfect with the hardware they choose. So in essence, iPhone doesn't even need to have the best spec's. They know how to take full advantage of what they have and it in end makes everything work better than the latest and "greatest" spec'd phones.

    On the iPhone i jailbroke, it was smooth as butter stock. I didn't do anything after jailbreaking, just jailbroke and gave it to him. As an IT pro i get this stuff, rooting a stock phone isn't going to make anything different. Same as jailbreaking. Its all what you can do with it after being rooted and jailbroke. As for the free apps after jailbreaking, it's pretty rare to see one of those paid apps we get for free crash. ik people with jailbroke ipod touchs, ipads, iphone's and they don't experience crashing problems. From what i've could tell it is the same exact app from app store placed on a file server.

    Don't mean to start a war, but its obvious why iOS is doing so well.
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    more battery juice

    More battery life sucked up. :icon_eek:
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    I really can't choose between an iPhone or Gnex. Iphones are so smooth and I love that. As for android can be laggy at times and it pisses me off. Maybe just cause I have D1. Not sure how the high-end android devices work and feel.

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    So gpu only? Its a glass phone with dropping call issues and even the GPS on it isn't that great. Every physical component of that device isn't that great. I'm not saying its a bad device, it's a great device BUT the hardware being great argument is getting old and tbh its pretty exaggerated
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