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ZTE could launch an 8-core A15-based Apache next year

26 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
ZTE could launch an 8-core A15-based Apache next year - read the full textRumored for a next year release comes the ZTE Apache. It will reportedly run on an 8 (that's right, eight) core processor made by MediaTek. It will be made using the TSMC 28 nm process with Cortex-A15 CPU inside. The ZTE Apache is expected to arrive by May next year and sport a 13 MP camera,...

 

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I think 8 cores is too much. Why? Because its more powerful than a pc or a laptop.

So much powerin such a small screen

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  • 2012-11-26 15:39
  • t7Xr

Its a bigLITTLE configuration.. 4xA15 cores and 4xA7 cores.. so its a power efficient quad core soc
.. its mostly the A7 cited that r at work... its only wile running power hungry tasks like heavy games, that the A15 cores start to work.. this way u enjoy the power efficiency of the A7 and the super processing power of the A15..

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  • 2012-11-26 15:38
  • 7t5G

> In reply to sdrawkcab @ 2012-11-26 15:20 from 8yT5 - click to readIt's not only about running the OS.

IT's about multitasking and varying usages.

IOS focuses on one task at a time, Android doesn't which makes low grades phones appearing as laggy.

Nowadays usages differ between people, that "power under the hood" is welcomed for doing ever more with a smartphone. Not everyone is only checking his emails/FB/twitter accounts. We watch videos, record them, edit them even, full HD ones when you have a powerful enough phone (not an Apple) and soon Ultra HD ones, and guess what i doubt many quadys will be able to play them smoothly.

Mobile gaming market is growing so power is needed just like PC's for pushing so many pixels smoothly on a 1080P screens without counting AI.

In same time, we want to keep browsing, listening to music, checking messages, calendar, process bigger pictures and documents, running various apps and of course, being able to call.

But i don't want to teach you what you can do with good processing power in your pocket, it's up to you to follow or not.

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  • 2012-11-26 15:34
  • m86k

Ur wrong buddy... A15 can't run along with A8 or A9. A15 is only compatible wit A7

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  • 2012-11-26 15:33
  • 7t5G

Now everyone sue the 8 core Cpus that they are waste of ressources and quad cores are more than enough..

in 2014 everyone will again say " why 16 cores ? 8 cores are more than enough.."

technology developing faster than before, software is trying to catching up with the hardware platform and to integrate new features what these new SoCs provide

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  • 2012-11-26 15:26
  • nbF9

I'll not debate to those who say that we don't need faster phone here, but I don't think 8 core is a nice solution in 2013. I know that maybe it's just false rumor or misunderstood news that other 4 core is just power-saving core.
I think quadcore A15 is the way to go next year. Plus better GPU with more hardware acceleration support function.

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  • 2012-11-26 15:24
  • EtyK

> In reply to droopy @ 2012-11-26 15:12 from 8FBB - click to readI don't think we'll be seeing anything from Samsung in January, at max introduction of their new Amoled screen.

Just like last year, the S3 introduction which slipped from february and got introduced only in May with retail availability early June.

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  • 2012-11-26 15:22
  • m86k

Is this another hype of "dual" quad-core smartphone or a REAL octa-core configuration?

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  • 2012-11-26 15:22
  • 3Ecy

Running Android no doubt. I blame Google for this onslaught of cores coming in smartphones. Because they didn't optimize their OS to make EFFICIENT use of hardware, we're now faced with an inflation of new devices trying to win a specs race, that no phone should be running in the first place. What the hell does a phone need 4 or 8-core CPU's for? I'm not an Apple fan, but I can appreciate their refined OS. iPhone's on single cores perform better than any Android phone on 4-cores, pre-Jellybean update. This is getting ridiculous now, and will only drive the cost of phones up, as research and manufacturing costs will rise. Because of the incompetence of Google and inadequacies to code decent, responsive software, we're faced with this ridiculous spec race.

Thanks again Google.

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  • 2012-11-26 15:20
  • 8yT5

> In reply to rishabh2795 @ 2012-11-26 14:59 from vcyP - click to readThat argument is so invalid, ppl keep saying that for each new mobile CPU generation: 1ghz, dual core, quadcore... time to get smart guys.

Off course you can drain your battery in 1 day with any phone while watching movies continusly with screen on.

But don't you think that if companies release them, it's mainly because it's marketable?

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  • 2012-11-26 15:20
  • m86k

...unless we'll be seeing Samsung's 128gb storage chips with 8gb ram and 1080P SuperAmoled Pro (8subpixels per milli inch) screens in phones in the near future. then I want to see 48 core A57 tech chips and Mali T2000 Terminator :) GPu's etc running them, and with a Hydrogen fuel cell and backup 10mm big Nuclear powered battery.
100 years from now the Sam-Apple Galaxy IDrone will power an entire city!!!

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  • 2012-11-26 15:16
  • Naj3

Samsung Galaxy S4 will have 8 cores, 1080p, and much more and launched in January. So ZTE is old.

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  • 2012-11-26 15:12
  • 8FBB

> In reply to muhib shah @ 2012-11-26 15:08 from uZa{ - click to readPantech, Sharp, Philips, and Alcatel

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  • 2012-11-26 15:11
  • vfxH

don't think the article is correct on GSM Arena. other sites mention 8 A7 cores.
on a different note, why 8 cores, when A15 Architecture is only now being used. rather do A15 dual and Quad Core chips and optimize battery and CPU usage, maybe up the RAM Etc. 8 Cores, whether Cortex A7, A9, A15 or A57 based would all be a waste if the power is not utilized properly.

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  • 2012-11-26 15:10
  • Naj3

still not interested and never will be.

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  • 2012-11-26 15:09
  • bJDx

what ever they do but i dont think so that they can attract alot of people because htc,nokia,sony.samsung ,motorola,lg and apple are only reliable companies. you can tell me if i forget any?

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  • 2012-11-26 15:08
  • uZa{

> In reply to Dariusdd @ 2012-11-26 14:42 from LfTE - click to readWhy not? Its not overdoing it. It is pushing the limits of technology. If people became contented with what they have and never pushed the limits of technology, we might still be cavemen till now so be thankful with that.

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  • 2012-11-26 15:04
  • v0qu

Overkill,silly & pointless will just kill battery life

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  • 2012-11-26 15:00
  • 39A9

8 core may refer to 4 cortex A15 and 4 cortex A8 or A9 processors working according to the smartphone needs alternatively just like samsung... complete 8 core A15 and 1080p resolution will just finish the jiuce of the phone in less than half a day.

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  • 2012-11-26 14:59
  • vcyP

Good idea, 4times more cores than my 3 year old PC

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  • 2012-11-26 14:58
  • 044@

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