quad-core processors

As we enter into a new era of cellular phone technology, quad-core smartphones are coming out and are impressively fast with quad-core smartphone technology. Intel co-founder Gordon Moore once said, “the number of transistors on a chip will double approximately every two years.” And now is the time we will be seeing super fast quad-core smartphones and tablets.

Here is the current quad-core smartphone list for 2012 of cellular phone /smart phone manufacturers and models. We have also included quad-core tablets in this list. All of these quad-core devices were announced at Mobile World Congress 2012 (MWC 2012).

Fujitsu Quad Core

Fujitsu - “Quad-Core Prototype” – (Cell Phone)
Processor: 1.5 GHz Quad-Core NVIDIA Tegra 3
Memory: 8GB microSD card. (Unconfirmed if higher)
Primary Camera: 13.1-megapixel camera, capable of shooting ISO 25,600 sensitivity.
Secondary Camera: Front Facing Camera, unknown megapixels
Video: full HD (1080p)
Display: 4.6-inch display
OS: NX UI, which is a very lightly skinned version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Release Date: Q4 2012
(Water Resistant, 1.5m for up to 30 minutes)

 

HTC One XL Quad Core Smartphone Cell Phone

HTC - One XL – (Cell Phone)
Processor: Quad-Core Tegra 3 (Non-U.S. versions), U.S. versions get the dual-core Qualcomm 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor.
Memory: 32GB storage, 1GB RAM
Primary Camera: 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash. Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection. f/2 optics with an 8-megapixel back illuminated sensor.
Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP, 720p
Video: 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., video stabilization
Display: Multitouch. Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. 720 x 1280 pixels HD screen, 4.7 inches (~312 ppi pixel density)
OS: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Release Date: Q2 2012

 

Huawei Ascend D Quad Core Smartphone Cell Phone

Huawei - Ascend D – (Cell Phone)
Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz (Huawei K3V2 Chipset)
Memory:, 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM, microSD Card Slot with up to 32 GB.
Primary Camera: 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP, 720p
Video: 1080p@30fps
Display: Multitouch. 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (330 ppi pixel density) 720p. IPS+ LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
OS: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Release Date: Expected Q2 2012

 

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Quad Core Tablet

Huawei - MediaPad 10 FHD – (Tablet)
Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz (Huawei K3V2 Chipset)
Memory: 2 GB RAM internal, Card Slot TBD.
Primary Camera: 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP, 720p
Video: 1080p@30fps
Display: Multitouch. 1920 x 1200 pixels, 10.0 inches (~226 ppi pixel density). IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.
OS: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Release Date: Q2 2012

 

LG Optimus Quad Core Smartphone Cell Phone

LG - Optimus 4X – (Cell Phone)
Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 Nvidia Tegra 3
Memory: 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM internal, Card Slot TBD.
Primary Camera: 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP
Video: 1080p@30fps
Display: Multitouch. 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~312 ppi pixel density). HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
OS: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Release Date: Q2 2012

 

ZTE Era Quad Core Smartphone Cell Phone

ZTE - Era – (Cell Phone)
Processor: Quad-core 1.3Ghz Tegra 3
Memory: 8 GB storage, 1 GB RAM internal. microSD, up to 32GB.
Primary Camera: 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: VGA
Video: 1080p@30fps
Display: Multitouch. 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density). TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
OS: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Release Date: Q3 2012

 

ZTE PF100 Quad Core Tablet

ZTE - PF100 – (Tablet)
Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Nvidia T30S Tegra 3
Memory: 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM internal. microSD
Primary Camera: 5 megapixels, Autofocus
Secondary Camera: 2 megapixels
Video: 1080p HD
Display: Multitouch. 10.1-inch display with WXGA resolution LCD. 1280 X 768 pixels.
OS: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Release Date: 2012

 

ZTE T98 Quad Core Tablet

ZTE - T98 – (Tablet)
Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Nvidia T30S Tegra 3
Memory: 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM internal. microSD
Primary Camera: 5 megapixels, Autofocus
Secondary Camera: 2 megapixels
Video: 1080p HD
Display: Multitouch. 7-inch display LCD. 1280 X 768 pixels.
OS: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Release Date: 2012

The majority of the new quad-core cell phones and tablets are running the Nvidia T30S Tegra 3 quad-core processor at 1.5 GHz.  Huawei is the only manufacturer running their own K3V2 quad-core chipset at 1.5 GHz for the One XL smartphone and MediaPad 10 FHD tablet. Fujitsu is still a prototype smartphone with a water resistant and dust resistant features. There is no word yet if the quad-core smartphones will be available in the US. Currently, they will be available in Europe and Asia for 2012.