Get Ready for Quad Core Phones

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Some of the world’s first quad core phones with blazing fast processor speeds were unveiled at Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona, Spain.

12-volters will want to note that a faster processor means faster response time when linked to the car radio.

“It speeds up how fast the phone interacts with the car….If you’re used to pushing a button and waiting a half a second  before it launches it  may be a quarter of the  a second now,” said Dennis Hopper VP Sales of Directus.

Scosche also said the new phones will create “faster and more fluid connections” to the car radio.

The only catch is this first round of quad core phones are heading to European and other countries initially,  leaving the U.S. with only an envious glimpse of what’s to come.

Here are two of the new quad core phones announced this week:

LG Optimus 4X HD—The device gets early adopter points on two fronts:  It has a Tegra 3 quad core processor (at 1.5 GHz x 4)  and it runs the new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box—no need to download it later, as in many of the newer smartphones that still ship with Android Gingerbread.  You get a roomy 4.7-inch screen with bright HD 1280 by 720 display and front/rear cameras (8MP and 1.3 MP).



HTC One X—This quad core (1.5 GHz x 4) phone is heading for Europe in April while the U.S. version, through AT&T, will only sport a dual core processor in order to work with AT&T’s 4G LTE network.  Europe gets a phone with Android 4.0 and large HD screen plus a Tegra 3 processor and Beats Audio.   The scaled back U.S. version at least provides Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Beats Audio and it should be available within 60 days. It has a generous 4.7-inch 720p HD screen and it promises a “completely new car experience” when used with a new car kit.

Then there’s a quad core Samsung Galaxy S III reported by Boy Genius Report.

Also unveiled at Mobile World Congress were new quad core models from Huawei and ZTE.

Source: CNET, Gizmag, PCWorld, TechRadar UK

Photo left via the Verge


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