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Eight-core smartphones ‘not enough’ suggests NVIDIA head

With the Samsung Galaxy S4 widely expected to land as the world’s first eight-core smartphone next week, industry experts have suggested that eight-core handsets are ‘not enough’ to satisfy technological and consumer demands.

Speaking at MWC 2013, Luciano Alibrandi, NVIDIA’s Director of Corporate Communications suggested that eight-core smartphones will not be enough and that “people will never be satisfied” with the CPU capabilities offered on their smartphone devices.

“It’s never enough,” Alibrandi said when questioned on the imminent jump to eight-core smartphones. “I think people will never be satisfied as there will always be something better and some new trend.”

Suggesting that consumer and developer demand is insatiable, the NVIDIA head added: “The more you provide, the more it is developed, the more people expect and want.”

Claiming that the rapid rise from single core to dual-core and quad-core handsets will not slow, Alibrandi has suggested that eight-core handsets and beyond are already on the horizon, with next week’s March 14 Samsung Galaxy S4 launch event widely tipped to see the S3 follow-on formally unveiled with the CES announced Exynos 5 eight-core CPU in tow.

“Before you one had one thing and now you have multiple devices that you use for different purposes,” Alibrandi said, claiming that the rapid rise in smartphone use will push handsets beyond the realms of eight-core processors. “The smartphone is your most personal computer. You used to have a desktop, then a laptop now you are carrying a smartphone, or maybe more than one.”

He added: “What is important to think is that this is becoming the new computing world in terms of where you need more power to do stuff as you will use it every time, every second and so you want to emulate everything you have done on your PC and try to do it here.”

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