No Sony quad-core smartphones till 2013?
In an interview Sony’s Stephen Sneeden has predicted that Sony may not embrace quad-core for some time after concerns about battery life
Sony may not release a single quad-core smartphone until as late as 2013, or at least that’s the prediction by Sony Mobile’s Product Marketing Manager Stephen Sneeden.
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Talking to CNET during MWC 2012 the exec revealed that Sony was still unconvinced by the benefits with quad-core especially when battery life can be so heavily compromised.
"We're going to join quad-core when we feel that the performance matches the battery efficiency,"
“What we are going to be doing in the second-half of the year is moving to the Cortex A15 architecture, which we feel outperforms the current quad-core architecture."
This is highlighted further by the fact their new range of Xperia smartphones headed up by the Xperia S are all dual-core smartphones.
Despite Sony’s skepticism many manufacturers have embraced Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor with HTC’s One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD leading the range.
What do you think, do we really need quad-core or is it just for the sake of having something faster than dual-core?