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Huawei Teases for MWC, Eight-Core Ascend P2 Rumored

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Firm made groundbreaking announcements during CES 2013.

Huawei has distributed press invitations for its event on February 24 at the Mobile World Congress, with the Chinese smartphone manufacturer teasing the announcement of new handsets.

The company's invite reads: "Please save the date to join Huawei Device at the 2013 Mobile World Congress as it unveils its products, performance goals and possibilities for the year ahead."

One such product purportedly scheduled for an unveiling on the aforementioned date is the Ascend P2, which is said to sport an eight-core processor, while other rumors speculate on a quad-core processor.

Huawei enjoyed a profit of $2.5 billion in 2012, representing a 33 percent increase when compared to the profit margins generated in 2011. During CES 2013, it unveiled what it claims to be the world's most powerful smartphone in the form of the Ascend D2, as well as the announcement of the Ascend Mate. At 6.1-inches, it claims the title of the device with the world's largest phone screen.           


 

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    uhh3000 , February 7, 2013 12:58 AM
    An eight-core phone is just silly. Regardless of the performance per core, that's simply absurd for a cell phone. But, as long is the person is technologically ignorant, higher numbers means better and they'll pay just to say they have an eight-core phone.
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    A Bad Day , February 7, 2013 1:05 AM
    Well, hopefully the app programmers have more incentive to include proper support for eight cores.

    Unless if Huawei is doing the high performance quadcore + low power quadcore.
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    halcyon , February 7, 2013 1:14 AM
    ^ If an 8-core phone is silly why would people want to pay to say they have one? Perhaps it's that YOU think an 8-core phone is silly and others do not?
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    A Bad Day , February 7, 2013 1:21 AM
    halcyon^ If an 8-core phone is silly why would people want to pay to say they have one? Perhaps it's that YOU think an 8-core phone is silly and others do not?


    It's silly because not many mobile software use more than four cores, nevertheless more resource-intensive software (Crysis 3, Starcraft 2, Natural Selection 2, etc) for laptops/desktops.
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    Gundam288 , February 7, 2013 1:22 AM
    uhh3000An eight-core phone is just silly. Regardless of the performance per core, that's simply absurd for a cell phone. But, as long is the person is technologically ignorant, higher numbers means better and they'll pay just to say they have an eight-core phone.

    And if we don't keep pushing the envelope of technology we might stay stuck with what we have.

    I'm sure no one wants that to happen.
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    ikyung , February 7, 2013 1:52 AM
    A Bad DayIt's silly because not many mobile software use more than four cores, nevertheless more resource-intensive software (Crysis 3, Starcraft 2, Natural Selection 2, etc) for laptops/desktops.

    Yes you are correct in which there isn't an app that will use more then 2 or 4 cores, but you have to understand that software FOLLOWS hardware and not the other way around. Why would any application/software developer make a program that will utilize an 8 core mobile processor when there ISN'T any 8 core mobile processor on the market?

    Pushing hardware is NEVER silly because hardware is suppose to lead. If you have manufacturers thinking "oh 8 cores is just SILLY!" we would still be using Commodore C64.
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    A Bad Day , February 7, 2013 2:14 AM
    iKyunGYes you are correct in which there isn't an app that will use more then 2 or 4 cores, but you have to understand that software FOLLOWS hardware and not the other way around. Why would any application/software developer make a program that will utilize an 8 core mobile processor when there ISN'T any 8 core mobile processor on the market? Pushing hardware is NEVER silly because hardware is suppose to lead. If you have manufacturers thinking "oh 8 cores is just SILLY!" we would still be using Commodore C64.


    We had hexa-core processors with HT on the market since around 2009...

    And there's only a handful of games that can use more than four cores EFFICIENTLY. Most others get like 10%-15% performance boost from going from quad to hexa.
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    ikyung , February 7, 2013 2:56 AM
    A Bad DayWe had hexa-core processors with HT on the market since around 2009...And there's only a handful of games that can use more than four cores EFFICIENTLY. Most others get like 10%-15% performance boost from going from quad to hexa.

    I still think you are missing the point. It doesn't really matter how far hardware goes in front of software. The further, the better. Yes, we had a hexa core for 3 years now. Imagine if we didn't and hexa core processors were introduced today. According to currently calculations, it would be 2016+ before we start utilizing it. Also, how many consumers are using a device that has more then 4 cores? Probabaly less then 5%. Why would software developers use their time and resource to develop a fully efficient program utilizing all 6 to 8 cores for a market that won't bring returns. Until we see a huge increase in the market for devices that use more then 4 cores, we won't have the software.

    The main point I'm trying to get across is that stating it's "silly" to produce hardware AHEAD of software is wrong.
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    scrumworks , February 7, 2013 4:53 AM
    Why would someone need eight cores in a mobile phone? That's just crazy. I don't even need eight cores in my desktop. Two seems to be enough for smooth everything.
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    iam2thecrowe , February 7, 2013 5:50 AM
    it would be better off having 2 really powerfull cores than 8 crappy cores. Or 2 reasonable corese and invest more in gu.
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    virtualban , February 7, 2013 10:10 AM
    If the x86 license was not held so tightly by Lord Voldemore, we would see this type of advancement in the desktop space as well.
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    virtualban , February 7, 2013 10:12 AM
    Or if the balance of power between Voldemore and Harry (AMD) was like it is for Nvidia and AMD, each year pushing the envelopes of power consumption, size, and also efficiency. Bringing products that consume 300+ W, but also products that consume 30 W, providing choice for whatever budget or carbon footprint consumers desire.
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    rwinches , February 8, 2013 3:16 PM
    This probably be 4 + 4 Big-little tech so only 4 cores will be used at one time depending on load.