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Quad-core Smartphones in the Works for MWC 2012 Next Month

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.