CES 2013: Holy Eight Legged Spider, Samsung Unveils 8-Core Exynos 5 Octa Chip!

7

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

jgottberg

I must REALLY be missing something. What are people doing with their phones that requires an 8 core processor? As long as my phone can make phone calls, text, email and pull up an occasional web page, I'm fine with that. I have a tablet for the "fun stuff"

avatar

AFDozerman

Great. They're marketing this as an eight core phone. Now I'm goona have to pull a bulldozer and explain to all of my computer illiterate coworkers how it is effectively just a quad core.

avatar

wumpus

Best guess is that they tried to convince people that it has 4 high power cores and still has some semblance of battery life. Nobody bit. Told them it had 8 cores and had a huge line to buy one.

Consumers.

avatar

Erris

They are definitely not making it easy to buy a phone. Even though, today's phones do everything I need, it always makes me feel like I am sacrificing something by not waiting another 3-6 months to get a phone upgrade.

avatar

stradric

I suppose, but mobile processors aren't exactly as general use as a desktop one. I mean, you're not encoding video, compiling code or folding proteins. Having the latest, bleeding-edge processor in your phone is not going to provide any truly substantial benefits.

I think battery life is far more important than faster processors. And I don't think we've seen any significant battery improvements at CES this year.

avatar

tony2tonez

same here. I am hoping my phone can last another 6 months, til one of these new phones or phablets drop with either the Samsung or Qualcom new chip.

avatar

TechNinja49

I'm in the same boat. I was planning on getting a new phone for the holidays, but now I'm waiting two or three more months for the new generation. I hope they come out soon!

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.