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ZTE to Unveil High-End Smartphone at CES

By - Source: Computerworld | B 5 comments

Could be the first rumored eight-core handset in the form of the 'Apache'.

ZTE's global chief design director, Hagen Fendler, has said that the Chinese handset manufacturer will announce a new high-end handset during the Consumer Electronics Show in January, 2013.

Although the company is predominately known for its budget-priced, low level devices, Fendler said that CES will mark a new "design era" for the firm.

A recent report has suggested that ZTE will launch the first eight-core smartphone during the opening stages of 2013 in the form of the 'Apache'.

In addition to the confirmation of a high-end smartphone, the company announced that it'll invest $30 million to expand its presence in the U.S. market.

It'll use the investment in order to integrate "existing technologies, strengthening lab capabilities and other fundamental infrastructures, and building up the company's local capabilities to work closely with operators."

 

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    DaRAGingLunatic , December 13, 2012 8:03 AM
    Sorry, I'm just not feeling that smartphones need 8-cores!
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    Gundam288 , December 13, 2012 9:47 AM
    I really don't see the need for 8 cores considering that even the Quad cores for phones are still pretty low on the clock speeds. Didn't some of the US Samsung S3 models switch to a dual core that had a higher clock speed for something like this?

    I would say once Quad core hits 2.0 GHz + then it would be the right time to start looking @ 6 or 8 cores in a new phone. I just don't see the end user enjoying a 8 core CPU on their smartphone with the current tech that is out there right now.
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    g00fysmiley , December 13, 2012 11:38 AM
    Gundam288I really don't see the need for 8 cores considering that even the Quad cores for phones are still pretty low on the clock speeds. Didn't some of the US Samsung S3 models switch to a dual core that had a higher clock speed for something like this?I would say once Quad core hits 2.0 GHz + then it would be the right time to start looking @ 6 or 8 cores in a new phone. I just don't see the end user enjoying a 8 core CPU on their smartphone with the current tech that is out there right now.


    samsung used dual core processors the snapdragon s4 i believe it was in us vertion not for performance but due to production yeild problems and demand fo rthe phone. it does not perform as well as the galaxy s3 available in the rest of the world for this reason, clockspeed does nto equal performance remember the old days when amd had to put p ratings on their chips because they can slower clock speeds but performed as well as intel cpu's at much faster clock speeds
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    faster23rd , December 13, 2012 12:10 PM
    For most folks, more cores=better performance. Oh it must be great burden to spy on people, thus more cores. That right, China? ~.~ Peace, y'all.
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    JOSHSKORN , December 14, 2012 1:43 AM
    daraginglunaticSorry, I'm just not feeling that smartphones need 8-cores!

    Keyword: "Yet"

    They will need a LOT more RAM, though.

    I have to wonder if something like a Surface Phone is coming in the future from Microsoft, which can project a usable keyboard onto a table and project an image onto a wall.