Despite the fact that no such product made its debut at the recent Consumer Electronic Show 2012, chip giant Nvidia says we should expect various smartphones powered by quad-core processors will be making an entry onto the market in a couple of months.
At the CES show in Las Vegas, there was only one big name, Fujitsu, which provided a preview of a smartphone that is powered by the Tegra 3 quad-core processor manufactured by Nvidia.
General manager of the mobile business unit at Nvidia, Mike Rayfield, commented that this international event is not an apt platform for a smartphone launch, as it focuses more on tablets and other computers.
But, according to Rayfield, a good many smartphones are being worked upon in time for the Mobile World Congress 2012, to be held next month, where a number of quad core powered handsets should be announced.
Rayfield stated, "this is the year of quad-core," and at present the company has more phone designs that are based on Tegra 3 than the Tegra 2, the older dual core version.
Nvidia's Tegra 3 chip, that contains a quad core ARM processor, is already powering Asustek as well as Lenovo tablets, MacVideo points out.