Mobile News | Sony is Not Interested in Quad-Core Phones for Now

Sony Mobile product manager Stephen Sneeden told Mobile News during Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona that the company is unlikely to release a quad-core phone this year. Consumers would have to wait until early 2013, he added. However, Sneeden clarified that this is just his assumption and the company would make an official announcement regarding this matter when it is ready.

He told Mobile News that they will only venture in quad-core phones when they find technology that would not sacrifice battery efficiency over performance. He explained that Sony thinks battery life technology that could handle the fast performance of quad-core is not there yet. He revealed that the company is interested in venturing Cortex A15 architecture in the second half of 2012, which they feel that it is better than recent quad-core platform.

Sneeden said that Sony is still in the process of evaluating the quad-core performance. He noted that Sony will only consider quad-core when quality would not suffer for performance and if demand is really high.

Dual-core smartphones have been available in the market since March 2011 and Sony just recently announced its first dual-core smartphone in February 2012 with the launching of Xperia S operating in Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHZ MSM8260 Snapdragon. Sony is expected to integrate dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset, also from Qualcomm, in the second quarter.

When asked about PS Vita phone, Sneeden told Mobile News that they will continue to focus its core strengths which are in cameras and gaming experiences and in these strengths Sony Mobile would take advantage.

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