Apple tested few months ago the implementation of the A5X processor in the iPhone using an iPhone 4 body and it seems that this performance try-out went better than expected. An article on DigiTimes unveils that the new iPhone will have in fact a quad-core processor, named as the A6.
The fourth quarter of 2012, Samsung’s Galaxy S3, HTC and LG will have to compete with new quad-core smartphones, including ZTE, Huawei and Apple’s iPhone 5. Unlike Apple, ZTE and Huawei have already introduced their quad-core smartphone models at MWC 2012, but the devices are set to be launched this years’ Q4.
The new CPU in iPhone 5 will be Samsung’s Exynos 4, the same used also for the Galaxy S3. Apple’s processors A5 and A5X use ARM’s technology and Samsung is the only company to produce them. Exynos 4 uses, too, ARM’s technology but unlike the other two CPUs that are a 45-nanometer process, this four-core CPU is a 32-nanometer process that ensures lower power demands.