Once known for its iconic N-series, the Finnish giant Nokia no more enjoys same position as Samsung. There are a couple of reasons for Nokia's fall in repute. Primarily, the tech vendor entered smartphone market a bit late.
And the other reason could be embracing Windows Phone 8 over Android. In the era where leading manufacturers have already rolled out quad-core based handsets, while some of them are set to announce octa-core based devices. Nokia somehow didn't got an opportunity to make quad-core powered Lumias.
Certainly, the tech giant is a hardware company and knows the tactics well. But in real the decisions are in the hands of Microsoft. Nokia ditched Symbian OS in favor of Windows. In the coming months, Microsoft could announce GDR3 update by the end of this year. With GDR3 update Nokia can make its first quad-core based handset.
There is no concrete information which proves Nokia's attention other than dual-core processors. Recently, a mysterious WP8 phone by Nokia was spotted on GFXBench website. The device will feature 720 x 1280 resolution display. Secondly, it will have Qualcomm Adreno 305 GPU. On July 11, Nokia could announce EOS, the same device with 41-mega pixels camera sensor. It is believed that the tech giant is prepping two versions of EOS: one with dual-core processor and the other one with quad-core processor.
Earlier this year, Nokia has come with two flagship handset instead of one. The Nokia Lumia 925 and the Lumia 928 are stuffed with dual -core processors and HD display. They also carry great in-built camera. Somehow Samsung Galaxy S4 triumphs over Nokia Lumia 925 due to quad-core processor and Full HD display. There is a perception in the mind of consumers that quad-core processor is better when compared to dual-core one. The debate is still going on.
A good look at forums.wpcentral.com will give us a rough answer why Nokia is taking so much time to adopt quad-core processor.
Sholokov asked a valid question back in August, 2012, "Would Quad Core has made any difference?". The reader asked this very question in regards to Nokia Lumia 920.
Mister2d replied to Sholokov question in this manner "Do you even know the technical benefits of a quad core processor on a mobile phone? Don't fall in love with blogger buzzwords. Windows phones have demonstrated that they have plenty of power to run what's there. Android phones had their push for more cores because of the inherent sluggishness of the operating system."