Qualcomm: Samsung is Misleading Consumers With Its 8-core Processor

Qualcomm Samsung 8 Core Processor

Qualcomm has recently reacted to Samsung’s latest mobile processor, the Exynos 5 Octa with its 8-core design. Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm’s CEO, argued that Samsung’s newest hardware platform is just a misleading publicity stunt. Other than Samsung, Nvidia, Huawei and Qualcomm had also announced their new mobile chips at CES 2013. Samsung stood out above others with its 8-core platform, while Huawei only hinted slyly that they will eventually follow suit with the upcoming K3V3 8-core processor.

Qualcomm showcased the much improved quad-core Snapdragon 600/800, while Nvidia still pushes ahead with its innovative 4 + 1 Tegra 4 SoC. Jacobs believed that the power consumption of four high-performance Cortex A15 cores in Samsung’s design is too high, that’s why the Korean company uses a different type of four lower-performance cores (Cortex A7).

He believed that more isn’t always better for consumers and said that the quad-core Snapdragon 600/800 can scale up performance significantly while providing satisfactory battery life. However, until devices running these processors are available on the market, it is still not possible for us to pass the final judgment.