Most phones today are quad-core and they are usually running Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset, NVIDIA’s Tegra 4, or Samsung’s Exynos 5-series if you are talking about Samsung devices. Now there is a new kid on the block. How about an Octa-Core phone? Sounds good right? Well, it looks like we may see an octa-core phone from Huawei very soon. In fact, it was recently confirmed by the company’s president.
Huawei President, Xu Xin Quan recently confirmed that the Ascend P6 will be getting a successor in the form of the Ascend P6S which will have a true octa-core processor powered by MediaTek. It is true that Samsung has their own octa-core chipset, but it works differently. Instead of using all of its eight cores at once, Samsung relies on the big.LITTLE technology which basically swaps between 2 sets of four cores, with one set being a less powerful version used to take care of less demanding tasks, while the more powerful set is used when more power is needed.
We can look forward to seeing the P6S very soon, but we don’t have any info on pricing or availability. It is still too soon or that info. Maybe there will be more news at CES 2014 early next year.