It looks like Sony doesn’t have any plans of releasing quad-core Android smartphones until 2013. Stephen Sneeden, Sony Mobile product marketing manager, said, “We’re going to join quad-core when we feel that the performance matches the battery efficiency. Because right now we don’t feel that is there.”
So what should we expect from the Japanese firm until 2013? Sneeden says, “What we’re going to be doing in the second half of the year is moving to the Cortex A16 architecture, which we feels outperforms the current quad-core architecture.”
He adds, “You’ll see in 2013, as we’re evaluating the quad-core performance where it makes sense, where you’re not suffering in quality and the performance truly is there, and there really is something that demanding applications need. That’s when we make the right move to quad-core.”
Back at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in January, Sony unveiled two dual-core smartphones the XPERIA S and the XPERIA Ion, which were nothing like its previous handsets such as the Arc S and Play. In MWC (Mobile World Congress), Sony unveiled two more the XPERIA P and the XPERIA U.
You may be disappointed Sony will not be unveiling quad-core smartphones like other manufacturers such as HTC. However, since today’s batteries can barely keep dual-core handsets going, we feel Sony does have a point. What’s the point of having a quad-core smartphone if it will only last for a number of hours?
What do you think? Do you think Sony is right not to release a quad-core handset until battery inefficiency is resolved? Give us your thoughts.