According to Digitimes, most major handset makers all plan to launch dual-core smartphones in 2011 as Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Texas Instruments (TI) and Broadcom have come out with dual-core platforms, according to industry sources.
The chance is also high for Apple, RIM and Sony Ericsson to roll out dual-core smartphones soon, added the sources.
The requirement for stronger capability to manage multimedia functionality including 3D games and HD video has pushed handset vendors to develop dual-core processors, the sources asserted.
The note comes in a report detailing new dual-core processors being developed across the mobile device industry. With new graphic intense applications and games, along with higher-resolution displays, dual-core processors are almost becoming essential.
Apple is likely to launch an updated A4 system-on-a-chip (dubbed A5?) when they launch the iPad 2, and if history repeats itself, this A5 CPU will carry on to the iPhone 5 and later the fifth-generation iPod touch.
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