Fujitsu flaunts Tegra 3 for future phones
High five core
Fujitsu aims to blow the roof off Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week when it formally launches its latest smartphone, which packs the five-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor - the best a man can get.
quin-blade razor five-core handset has yet to be officially named, but Fujitsu has followed competitors' suits and prematurely unveiled a host of specs ahead of the phone's debut.
On top of the Tegra 3 chip, Fujitsu's mystery blower will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, feature a 4.6in display - resolution TBC - and pack a whopping 13.1Mp camera. A long battery life has been promised too, although details on just how long it'll let you talk to people are unknown.
The handset also notches security up a peg with a fingerprint sensor and battles the elements with water- and dust-resistant protection.
Further information is unavailable at the moment, but with MWC 2012 less than a week away, expect more on the matter soon. ®
Efficiency out of the window
I'm waiting for 32 cores, 64 gig of RAM, 256GB storage and a 64 mega pixel camera.
Because all of the above will mean I have more friends and will be able to talk to them all so much better on my phone.
If the PS3 and XBox 360 prove anything it is that you can squeeze a lot out of existing hardware if you have to. It's 6 year old hardware doing what are still impressive things. It's just a shame that phones seem to get software that is becoming worse and worse.
The 5 cores can be shut down to just one core running at a paltry 500Mhz so when it's not being pushed it should have a decent life.
If you decide to fire up a graphics hungry game or start streaming video over the net you're probably on your own tho.
nothing wrong with 5 cores...
..they're mostly idle unless needed..
Re: Efficiency out of the window
The console comparison is a good one - I suppose even better would be to look at the Nintendo DS, etc... these are now several years behind the curve for smartphones.
The problem is, mobile phones thrive on apps, and a huge number of app developers have appeared who are not amazingly good/experienced. On consoles, it takes a few years to learn all the tricks and app developers won't invest that time to sell a $0.79 app!
is it necessary?
5-cores? is that really necessary? or is just like buying a sports car with a massively loud engine, reassuring for the less-well-endowed geek...