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More cores, less money: KingSing T1 is a $160 octa-core phone

There was a time when octa-core chips were only available in relatively expensive smartphones and tablets. Then along came MediaTek with its affordable MT6592 8-core ARM Cortex-A7 chip. MediaTek’s processor may not be as powerful as some octa-core chips, but it’s cheap enough that at least one company plans to use the chip in a smartphone […]

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Samsung introduces Exynos 5422 and 5260 octa, hexa-core chips

Samsung is adding two new processors to its Exynos family. The Samsung Exynos 5422 is an updated, faster version of the Exynos 5420 octa-core processor, while the new Exynos 5260 is the company’s first hexa-core chip (and likely the processor used in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo). Both chips use ARM’s big.LITTLE technology to […]

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Qualcomm goes 64-bit with Snapdragon 610 & 615 chips

Qualcomm is throwing its hat in the 64-bit processor ring with two new ARM Cortex-A53 processors based on ARMv8 architecture. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 and Snapdragon 615 chips should be available by the end of 2014. The chip maker says it will begin sampling the processors in the third quarter of the year, which means you […]

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Lilbits (1-30-2014): Red Nexus 5 launch on Feb 4th?

Google’s Nexus 5 smartphone offers a fast processor, a good screen, and the most up-to-date Android software you’re likely to find. But if you’re not fond of phones that come in stark black or white, you currently need to slap a case on the phone to give it a splash of color. But there’s mounting […]

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Qualcomm working on 64-bit and octa-core chips

Chip maker Qualcomm is reportedly working on a a few new processors for smartphones and tablets, including models with 64-bit architecture and possibly a new octa-core chip. The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 is a 64-bit chip with integrated support for 4G LTe networks. Meanwhile, Chinese news sources suggest we could see a new 8-core MSM8994/APQ8094 from […]