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NVIDIA Preparing to Unveil At Least a Few Quad-Core Phones at MWC


CES 2012 was a bust for the most part. There were a couple of highlights, but we walked out of there shrugging our shoulders at the lack of big announcements. Mobile World Congress on the other hand, even without the Galaxy SIII, is not going to be a bust. NVIDIA’s press invite should tell you all you need to know about the tech world’s next big conference:  Tegra 3 quad-core phones.

While it may not specifically say “phones,” the picture is clear. The guy at the front of the rollercoaster wearing NVIDIA green is holding a smartphone. And since we have seen quad-core tablets already, the smartphone world is ready to have their party. “Great” battery life and PC-like performance is about to be in your pocket on a daily basis.

LG, HTC, and Fujitsu are all expected to be in attendance.

Are you all ready for it?

  • Cool graphic Nvidia. Really. Nice.

  • Destroythanet

    Quad-core is a bit overrated at this point. Honestly, I haven’t really noticed any big benefits from the Tegra 3 in my Transformer Prime when it comes to general performance or battery life. 

    • Noyfb

      isn’t the best selling point of quad core was the saving of battery life?

  • GCurry

    Tried the whole Transformer Prime pre-order thang.   Didn’t like it.   So far, I’ve had 3 Android tablets, 2 Acer A500, 1 TFP.   Next tablet I won’t buy until at least 1 month after FCS, reviewed to spec if the manufacturer won’t, running ICS, with a hands on opportunity for me.

  • Jeff Metzger

    I’m holding out for Dual Quad core phones. Then I might be able to get some things done on my phone. 

    • Anonymous

      A faster processor will be able to handle the Valley Girl rapid speech pattern without any drag or delay in broadcasting the call to the tower.  Progress???

  • Dave

    Loving the Millennium Flyer coaster train!

  • Pmagent2013

    What no Motorola quad core phones?

  • Anonymous

    How many of us would risk holding our phones like that on a roller coaster ride?

    • Jeff Metzger

      I would. If I was on my last week of insurance. 

      That is if I had insurance on my phone. 

  • Anonymous

    battery life worries me on these

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    • Evan Knofsky

      You realize quad core is supposed to offer better battery life.

      • Destroythanet

        Based on the Tranformer Prime’s battery performance, there won’t be any significant differences from dual core phones.

        • Anonymous

          thanks for the info. awesome. bring em on then. cant wait

    • The battery life is supposed to be better from what they are saying… 

    • Darkseider

      Going from a single core to a dual core has increased my battery life and that is WITH 4G being on.  Going from dual core to quad core has, Transformer to T-Prime, has equal battery life with FAR better performance.  So in a phone even with quad core getting the same as current dual cores in battery life the performance difference alone is plenty of justification.

  • Is it just me or did the new Prime update cause overheating/shutdown and lots of battery drain?

  • RadicalPie

    droid razr maxx the quattro featuring corning gorilla glass 2 so it’s just as thin as original razr coming april 2012

  • Anonymous

    We’ll see these phones on Verizon sometime next year. And it’ll be a locked down Motorola device with blur in your face.

    • Mr Hankey

      Werd, but the blur will be so fast! lol

  • Kuboo99

    That would be nice.

  • Anonymous

    At this point, my money’s on Intel. Not nVidia. Tegra 2 was such a yawner. Stick to making GPUs, guys.

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    • Darkseider

      Haven’t had any problems with any of my Tegra 2 or Tegra 3 devices.  I have nothing but positive things to say about nVidia.  LG G2X, Transformer and T-prime and all are stellar devices.  They run fast, have awesome battery life and are stable.