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Sony won’t be releasing quad-core phones until 2013?

18 Sony Xperia SIf you’re looking forward to get your hands on a Sony Android phone packing a quad-core processor this year, it looks like you might be disappointed. The folks over at CNET recently spoke to Stephen Sneeden, product marketing manager for Sony Mobile at MWC 2012, and they were informed that there won’t be any quad-core Sony smartphones until 2013. Apparently Sony feels that the performance of current quad-core processors don’t match battery efficiency at the moment and instead they’ll be moving on to using Cortex A15 architecture processors which they feel outperforms the current quad-core architecture.

Sony hasn’t been at the forefront when it comes to putting the latest processors into their smartphones. The company only released dual-core devices this year when they have been available for almost a year ago. However, with most apps that are available now not designed to fully take advantage of dual-core processors (let alone quad-core ones), there really isn’t a need for a quad-core device so Sony could be making the right decision here. What do you think? Will the presence of a quad-core processor be a key factor when it comes to choosing your next phone?

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