Rumor: ZTE is prepping it very first octa-core processor
The Chinese media mentions the MWC 2014 as an announcement date
MediaTek is the first supplier to develop an octa-core SoC that is capable to process tasks within eight CPU cores and the search of better processing power has pushed many other big names to start prepping their next-generation octa-core chipsets. First we heard about Huawei to enter the race with their own octa-core processor and today, according to rumors, it appears that another player might be getting its engines ready on the start line.
The Chinese media Weibo tips that ZTE is about to become the latest device manufacturer to develop its own processor to ship in its mobile device and it’s most likely for the chip to process tasks within eight cores.
Whether this is accurate or not, ZTE is about to join a pretty good party that has already started by Samsung. In a quick reminder, despite using mostly Qualcomm processors for its devices, the Korean company is about to announce its very own ARM-based Exynos chips that are rumoured to be octa-core as well.
On the other hand, LG is also said to announce its LG Odin processor soon, so ZTE won’t be alone in the SoC fun. The chipset is currently titled WiseFone 7550s and pretty much there aren’t many details on the matter.
There’s still no word whether ZTE will be able to enter the party with a true octa-core or will employ a set of more tested big.LITTLE ARM architecture of four Cortex A7 and four Cortex A15 chips.
Unfortunately, despite the fact that ZTE is getting ready to announce a big number of new devices at CES 2014 in few days, the rumoured octa-core processor doesn’t seem to be scheduled for the event. On the other hand, the Chinese media mentions the MWC 2014 as an announce point. In that case, even if the rumors have a ground, we won’t be hearing about the chipset until February.