Quad-core Smartphone Race Hotting Up

With quad-core processors tipped to be a big deal in the mobile phone industry this year, manufacturers are falling over themselves to be the first one to bring a quad-core toting beasty phone to our shores.


The HTC Edge seemed to nudge ahead with HTC wowing us all with promises of this beauty soon, and now with the leaked images and specs of the LG X3 competition is heating up.


So who is in the running?


Well the rumours are rife about each of the big manufacturers offerings in the quad-core battle and it would appear that the MWC will be the arena of choice of revealing their contenders.

Samsung will reportedly be updating the hugely popular Galaxy S II by presenting us with the Galaxy S3 as their next generation handset. A 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720p resolution, 12-megapixel camera and of course the quad-core processor are just some of the specs expected to be on board.



As previously reported HTC hope to be the first to sell a quad-core device in the form of the HTC Edge. NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and 4G capabilities are just some of the long list of features to be included on this beast of a phone.


The X3 was revealed as LG’s offering into the fray, and with a whopping 4.7-inch display and slim chassis this could be serious competition for the HTC Edge. 4G radio, 8-megapixel camera, NFC and Android 4.0 are just some of the specs that will be enjoyed by users that choose this handset.


Apple are never to be left out of the competition and it seems only natural that the next iPhone will be their quad-core powered device. The iPhone 5 rumours are that it is set to include Apple’s own quad-core processor and 4G support, although there have been many rumours the true specs, as usual, will be revealed at the launch.


Some other manufacturers will undoubtedly be offering quad-core handsets with Motorola developing not one but two handsets for launch that could put them at the front of the competition.


So who will win?

No matter which manufacturer makes it first to market, the ultimate success will be determined by sales figures and these can be influenced by many things. Many specs on the quad-core handsets are similar across the manufacturers with some opting for a better optical package or extra features. As has been seen in the past sales figures will depend on personal preference, operating system and how well the handsets actually work. So until users get to actually see these quad-core beasts it’s anyone’s guess who will come out on top.

Are you excited about all the quad-core handsets heading our way? Do you think quad-core is the next big thing to hit the mobile phone market?

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