what on earth does anyone need a quad core cpu in a phone for?
power saving features my ass.
The screen is larger, the cpu is more demanding, dimming the screen when someone isn't looking is not a solution, it's a kludge after they've realised it doesn't sip power, it siphons it.
How will running additional image processing sofware in the background save power when users are staring at the screen using thed phone.
It turns ou that samsung is as rediculous as apple, moreso because samsung have made the cpu quad core, whereas apple only made the gpu quad core. How much multi-tasking do they think one person using a small screen can do?
Battery life on smartphones is already short. Quad cores, oversize screens will drive up power requirements, battery size, weight and dimensions.
People want smart phones to have usable screens, long battery life and be small and light.
This is just stupid.