Quad-core smartphones are guaranteed to be part of the next slew of high-end devices that aim to provide even greater performance improvement. Quad-core tablets have already been released, like the ASUS Eee Transformer Prime and the Lenovo Ideapad K2.
NVIDIA’S KALEL/ Tegra 3 is a quadcore chip with a GPU that is claimed to be three times faster than Tegra 2. The overall performance is estimated to be five times the performance of Tegra 2.
Project Kal- El processor implements a novel variable symmetric multiprocessing (VSMP) technology. VSMP includes a fifth CPU core (the ‘companion’ core) built using a special low-power silicon process that executes tasks at low frequency for active standby mode, music playback and video playback. All five CPU cores are identical ARM Cortex A9 CPUS, which are individually enabled and disabled based on the work load.
Samsung has provided support for Exynos 4412 on its development boards. The 4412 is similar to the Exynos 4212 and takes its que from the ARM Cortex A9 platform touting four CPU cores. Each core has a clock speed of 1.5 GHZ like that of the 4212.