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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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True octacore??? So much raw power on hands. I wait comments from Quallcomm, enxynos, etc ....

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  • 2013-10-20 03:48
  • Qxpq

> In reply to z @ 2013-10-20 02:53 from YbMe - click to readOld joke, not funny at all.

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  • 2013-10-20 03:21
  • ty@1

All quad core phones are now outdated junk!

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  • 2013-10-20 02:57
  • 3dv5

This phone is awesome!!!! 8 cores!!! Yeah!!!

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  • 2013-10-20 02:56
  • 3dv5

copied shamesung haha

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  • 2013-10-20 02:53
  • YbMe

with android you really need more cores to run it smoothly or no matter how many cores it still lags.

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  • 2013-10-20 01:37
  • t7Xi

Well done..

However I think at most apps only use dual-core so anything above that is just showing off..Its still a good "first" and if app devs can use all 8 cores at once it will lead to good speed increase but at what cost in battery life.

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  • 2013-10-20 01:34
  • dQHf

That is another innovation from Taiwan.

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  • 2013-10-20 01:31
  • ty@1

What about performance per core? And what about the fact that apps rearly use four cores? This octacore is just stupid.

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  • 2013-10-20 01:14
  • pq$F

I detect a lot of bitterness and butt hurt kids... Normally I would be with those saying that 8 cores are a tad too much. But there are too things going on here, it's the first (I know of) that a Chinese company is doing something relatively major first and then proceed to sell it for peas. Secondly having enough strongly multi cored/threaded devices around would make much more profitable to program for many threads and in turn it will give us better threaded apps. It's win win even for those using dual cores.

So yeah I don't see why should anyone get butthurt about this, if anything the "major" companies should take this as a hint that they'd better get their act together...

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  • 2013-10-20 01:12
  • 0TwP

> In reply to Nade112 @ 2013-10-19 23:42 from 8j0$ - click to readbut to be fair i reckon quad core is more then enough for current gen smartphones, i mean with modern phones easily approaching 2.5ghz quads with huge ram is there even anything on the phone that would need so much raw power, its like the announcement the day before yesterday about the 2k screens on the new chinese phone, its good to see it is possible, but there is no possible current use for such high displays.

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  • 2013-10-20 00:41
  • 3W9T

look like they copied the Samsung S4 design.

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  • 2013-10-20 00:00
  • 4Nk@

U say anything beyond two cores is a waste, y?? Because samsung didnt release octacore yet

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  • 2013-10-19 23:42
  • 8j0$

i will say this,this is the most lamest phone ever(it lags all the time)so in comparison nokia wins.why?cause it sucks end of story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2013-10-19 23:40
  • fsT5

> In reply to Lag a Lie in Andriod @ 2013-10-19 18:20 from uBS2 - click to readoh really,i think i read the news differently,Samsung said they didnt roll out the update because if all 8 cores run at the same time the phone will melt! L O L!!!

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  • 2013-10-19 23:36
  • 9Lax

> In reply to D79_ @ 2013-10-19 19:50 from mxn0 - click to readThe design of the early galaxy phones were conceptualized with a little help from apple's iphone.

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  • 2013-10-19 23:33
  • 9Lax

> In reply to D79_ @ 2013-10-19 19:50 from mxn0 - click to readSo where are the dual forward facing speakers on Galaxy phones, like HTC's phones?

You need to revise your "fact".

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  • 2013-10-19 23:30
  • v}7@

> In reply to Shootergod @ 2013-10-19 20:45 from YPbd - click to readYou said the story is probably fake because it came from China and then you said no offence?You just insulted an entre nation,you meant to offend!!

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  • 2013-10-19 23:23
  • 9Lax

> In reply to D79_ @ 2013-10-19 19:37 from mxn0 - click to readand how old are you 20 well guess what I'm gonna sue you because i walk before you so you are copying me.

its call evolution none have copy anyone.

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  • 2013-10-19 23:23
  • 4@9{

Android phones with all it cores that are not properly optimised with the software this thing will affect android when windows phone start getting all the remaining key apps ,snap dragon 800 and windows phone 8.1

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  • 2013-10-19 23:10
  • f0E6

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