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First true octa-core smartphone unveiled

19 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
First true octa-core smartphone unveiled - read the full textMediaTek was the first to announce a chipset with a true octa-core processor back in June and now the first phone utilizing it has gone official. The UMI X2S broke cover at the Autumn Edition of Hong Kong Electronics Fair. All of UMI’s phones are intended for the Chinese market and that’s why...


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> In reply to Raker @ 2013-10-20 21:31 from U@k5 - click to readMy S2 does not lag.

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  • 2013-10-21 06:28
  • XrNn

So cool that technology is headed in this direction so quickly...but it's utterly useless in terms of the mobile phone world. Android still hasn't utilized Quad Core processors properly. All this will do is drain your battery quicker.

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  • 2013-10-21 06:27
  • 43Jx

My samsung phone doesnt lag o.o s4 s3 and s2.. my sony lags acro s.. you dont really know what your talking about do you even own them?

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  • 2013-10-21 04:59
  • 9xkG

> In reply to Raker @ 2013-10-20 21:31 from U@k5 - click to readDon't forget that Android OS causing the lag, the HWs are actually very capable.

But never bothered, human brain are million times faster than super computer, so we'll still feel a lag on any gadget we use, iPhone included.

If U think that iPhone has no lag, please visit U'r psychiatrist :)

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  • 2013-10-21 03:18
  • 9xx6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-21 00:47 from 3dv5 - click to readThey are not perfect but they never ever ever lag!

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  • 2013-10-21 00:48
  • 3dv5

> In reply to Anomynous @ 2013-10-20 20:21 from Kg%t - click to readthere is no lag in ios7 on iphone 5s / 5c / 5 that i own and use every day. The iphone needs a bigger screen in the same form factor. Maybe 4.5" or 5". Then it will justify its crazy price. especially for the 64GB model.

Whenever I hear someone talking about iphone 5 lag then I know they are just lying. iPhone 5/c/s never lags!

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  • 2013-10-21 00:47
  • 3dv5

> In reply to cistamlaka @ 2013-10-20 13:05 from xqyB - click to readtop selling android like s4. s3 bla bla. dosent even make 10%, of total android.
so android lags.
and taking about china phone. they are only good in spec sheet. badly optimised and get over heated quickly.
and if so you say s2 dosent lag with 2 core then what was the need of 8 cores??
samsung said
with duel core s2 you will get lag free experience. lie
with 4 core s3 you will get lag free experience. lie
with 8 fake core s4 you will get lag free experience. lie
with 8 true core s5 you will get lag free experience. will be a lie soon

so how many core you need???

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  • 2013-10-20 21:31
  • U@k5

> In reply to Anomynous @ 2013-10-20 20:21 from Kg%t - click to readwill not the animation in wp make it even more lag??

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  • 2013-10-20 21:23
  • U@k5

I guess samsung's consisted of two chips with 4 processors each. And this umi is one chip with 8 processors? Frankly, I don't care, it's the performance and size of the phone that's matter most, be it "true" or not for "octa"!!! Just match or surpass the snapdragon 800 and you got one best seller for sure.

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  • 2013-10-20 21:16
  • tVu1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-20 10:17 from 4QSR - click to readLots of iPhone user admit they have lag, and now with iOS 7 many of them even angry about it. I think that lie is very much busted by now.

WP8 has done more to mask the lag, the animations seem to go on forever and fanboys bite the pillow and let Microsoft go in dry claiming "its so smoooth!" when in reality it is the slowest and most annoying user experience ever. Maybe if one have downs syndrome its ok to wait for the painful slowness of WP8.

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  • 2013-10-20 20:21
  • Kg%t

Its Samsungs fault that we now are stuck with the term "true octa core", so many fake things they done through the years and got away with it. For example advertising Note 2 S-pen as having 1024 pressure levels, when it has 3 (none, soft and normal press), the hardware pen itself doesnt even have the support for more than 3, why are they so fake? And then the lie about the region lock, thats just way over the limit for acceptable behavior. Notoriously unreliable company, deception all the way.

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  • 2013-10-20 20:12
  • Kg%t

gud mobile

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  • 2013-10-20 17:20
  • 95%$

If this is the first "true" octa-core smartphone, than what was Samsung on about? Actually, it probably doesn't matter anyway. It means nothing to 90% of smartphone users.

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  • 2013-10-20 13:28
  • XrLn

oh my god you guys seriously, no one cares if you have the best operating system or not!

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  • 2013-10-20 13:20
  • Rx90

> In reply to Raker @ 2013-10-20 10:58 from s8i5 - click to readyou say that 50% of android phones are single core and have 512 mb ram.I dont think thats true.All good phones that people buy most since Galaxy S2 are at least dual core and have 1 gb ram.Galaxy S2,S3,S4 are best selling android phones + Note series + HTC,LG,Motorola,Sony...Actually there are only 28% of gingerbread devices left.ICS is at 20% and all jelly beans together are at 48%.You dont have to spend 700$ to get a good phone like Galaxy S series or something like that.Have you heard of chinese phones that have quad core cortex a7 and they cost from 120-300$.You may think that those phones arent good,that they lag but they dont lag.Just see few Youtube videos and you'll see.

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  • 2013-10-20 13:05
  • xqyB

S3. Is that you?

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  • 2013-10-20 12:53
  • KimN

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-20 10:59 from KAy4 - click to readmight be canvas turbo is rumored to come with 8 cores

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  • 2013-10-20 11:03
  • s8i5

> In reply to techworm @ 2013-10-20 07:11 from PAXm - click to readso its me who lags my own phone? strange. i should not even use it. give it to a hobo

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  • 2013-10-20 11:01
  • s8i5

Mostly this is goin to be next version of micromax phone.....

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  • 2013-10-20 10:59
  • KAy4

> In reply to MaxPower @ 2013-10-20 08:14 from 86eX - click to readgoing cheap root??? half of the android phone out there has less than 512 ram and dosent even has duel core processor. You fandroid bost about 80% of os share do you even know that 50% os it are just phone with 512 ram and 1 ghz single core processor. some even have 256 ram and run ginger bread. so if 50% os andoid that makes bulk of your share runs lag. then where was the miskate that i said android lage???

do all android has 4 core and 2gb ram??? do 90% of people on earth can spend 700$ to get 4 core and 2gb ram droids???

truth is bulk of android phone lags and are reffer to as LAND FILL ANDROIDS
or lag droids.

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  • 2013-10-20 10:58
  • s8i5

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