UMi claims upcoming Zero 2 to be world's first deca-core smartphone
The core count wars are heating up in the smartphone world with quad-core, hexa-core, octa-core, and now deca-core SoCs becoming the norm.
Chinese smartphone company UMi has announced the high-end Zero 2 smartphone with a ten-core processor. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not yet announced the exact model of the SoC except that it will be accompanied by the following specifications:
- 5.2-inch 2K (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display
- Deca-core SoC
- 4 GB RAM
- 64 GB eMMC
- Dual rear cameras
The most notable aspect is the low asking price of just under $300 USD for such high-end internal hardware. The dual rear cameras will allow for multiple focus levels and special post-processing features that would be impossible on other devices with just a single lens. The HTC One M8 and Dell Venue 8 7000 also launched with multiple rear cameras with similar features.
Judging by the price, our best guess on the processor is a MediaTek solution that is already ubiquitous on affordable Chinese smartphones. The SoC will likely be split into high-power and low-power cores similar to the current crop of octa-core processors.
Expect the UMi Zero 2 to be available by Q2 2016.