Three manufacturers that are to release with quad-core smartphones during this year are Samsung, LG, Meizu, and according to the rumor out there, Apple is going to joint them. The rumor said the upcoming new iPhone will be featuring a quad-core A6 processor produced by Samsung that which will be a modified quad-core Exynos 4 series chip. Like ZTE and Huawei, Apple seems planned to wait until the second half of the year to release the device, just before the holiday shopping season begins.
Qualcomm will be adding fuel to a quad-core fire of their own with their upcoming APQ8064A chipset, which will integrate an LTE radio and the Adreno 320 GPU all into a 28nm process. Expect these impressive Snapdragons to also hit the shelves around Q4 this year.