Sony plans for quad core smartphones


Sony plans for quad core smartphones


When we consider the evolution of mobile phone processors, we can see that they have come a long ways. Ordinary single core processors made way for the dual core ones and now the latest of the processors consists of four processing cores. Many manufactures like HTC, LG, Huawei, Samsung and ZTE have already incorporated these cutting edge processors in their phones and tablets.

Tech world got the information that a Sony mobile official has recently discovered that their smart phones will be getting quad core mobile processors in the beginning of 2013. However, Stephen Sneeden, who is the product marketing manager of Sony mobile, has said that this statement is only an assumption and the official announcement of the device would only come out once it is ready.

If we consider Sony mobiles past, we can see that they were a bit late to introduce the dual core technology in their mobile phones. A dual core processor based smart phone, Xperia S, was introduced only recently at the Mobile World Congress. But we can see that other android phone manufacturers already have more than one model working in quad core processors from Nvidia and Qualcomm.

The quad core processors are still in the developing stage and only the first generation of the same are available now. The present processors are made in Cortex –A9 architecture. Sony’s plans are that they would wait till the second generation quad core processors roll out and then make the switch to them.

The next generation processors will be based on Cortex A-15 architecture and they will be up to 40% faster and will have much more computational power compared to the present ones. The battery efficiency of these devices will also be much better, so that the phones will have very high talk time and stand by times.


The word is that Sony will be using quad core processors from Qualcomm Snapdragon processor or ST Ericsson Nova Thor processor. No other details are revealed as for now.

The expectation is that the development of Cortex A-15 architecture based quad core chips will expected to be completed near to the end of this year. Then these processors will be featured in a Sony phone right from next year beginning itself.

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