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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 Gelvin @ 2013-10-19 19:40 from bJ9f - click to readiphone doesn’t have a single HD games

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  • 2013-10-19 22:45
  • t}hn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-19 19:23 from bJbn - click to readTroll much????

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  • 2013-10-19 22:34
  • 8yU2

> In reply to Cleese @ 2013-10-19 19:30 from NvmP - click to readIn fact many apps dont uses more than 2 cores, anything beyond 4 cores is a waste

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  • 2013-10-19 22:18
  • 9IBg

> In reply to ollyb1 @ 2013-10-19 19:44 from LaTA - click to readphysically it looks very much like s4.. although it delivers/fails in some part of manifacturing the overall look of the device(s) is very much alike.

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  • 2013-10-19 21:13
  • 00m%

> In reply to Raker @ 2013-10-19 20:47 from rJuY - click to readThey see me cheating, they hatin

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  • 2013-10-19 21:09
  • mIg9

mobiles with 8 cores...... will run in the hands of human with one core...
this is why alien dont talk to us.

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  • 2013-10-19 20:47
  • rJuY

Well,will the phone last more than 4 hours on its own battery and will it have the play store on the phone? The phone with no brand? I do doubt that their phone has true octa core @-@. Will it even come out into the real world? I guess not.lol..story seems so fake if it is especially from China. No offence though.

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  • 2013-10-19 20:45
  • YPbd

The worst part is this chipset's per-core+per-clockspeed processing power is HALF that of the s600. It's a very inefficient chip, and the s600chipset is only a $20 part! Most of the costcutting is happening at the screen and some nickeldiming with cheap(slow) memory.

That said, many of these are still priced cheap enough to be alright..but certainly not because of this CPU.

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  • 2013-10-19 20:07
  • YbjT

> In reply to ricknos @ 2013-10-19 19:39 from 9IV$ - click to readYep, even Qualcomm admitted that phones shouldn't need more than two cores.

Companies like Samsung started all this, by trying to release future proof phones, only for Google and themselves and others to bloat up Android in order to give a reason why people should pay high prices for plastic smartphones.

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  • 2013-10-19 19:52
  • dQ7u

> In reply to Gelvin @ 2013-10-19 19:38 from bJ9f - click to readRead comment below

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  • 2013-10-19 19:50
  • mxn0

> In reply to ollyb1 @ 2013-10-19 19:44 from LaTA - click to readWho mentioned anything about copying there insides :/

Most phones designs now days are based around galaxy phones FACT!

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  • 2013-10-19 19:50
  • mxn0

> In reply to D79_ @ 2013-10-19 19:37 from mxn0 - click to readhow can they be copying samsung if none of their phones is not true octa core :/

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  • 2013-10-19 19:44
  • LaTA

> In reply to ricknos @ 2013-10-19 19:39 from 9IV$ - click to readOnly on Windows Phone and iPhone Operating System...

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  • 2013-10-19 19:40
  • bJ9f

dual core krait more more than enough, HD games, lots of multitasking very smooth

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  • 2013-10-19 19:39
  • 9IV$

> In reply to D79_ @ 2013-10-19 19:37 from mxn0 - click to readAnd Samsung itself is copying Intel...

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  • 2013-10-19 19:38
  • bJ9f

Everyone use to say companies are copying iphone, well now who are they copying. Yes thats right, the all mighty samsung.

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  • 2013-10-19 19:37
  • mxn0

> In reply to ian @ 2013-10-19 19:19 from w0Pt - click to readYour computer is not a RISC processor.

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  • 2013-10-19 19:35
  • 7tx3

useless until app developers utilize 8 cores.

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  • 2013-10-19 19:30
  • NvmP

Single Core Performance still matters. Cortex-A7 - 8 cores shouldnt be able to deliver a Dual Core- Cortex A15, in almost all day-to-day uses.

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  • 2013-10-19 19:29
  • U@qW

What's the point? Software, both the OS and 3rd party, obviously isn't optimized even for dual-cores. My LG 4X spends more time as a single 1.5GHz than 4-core device.

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  • 2013-10-19 19:26
  • spIB

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