Thursday, February 28, 2013

Allwinner reveals quad-core chip for phablets

Over the past few days, we have reviewed two of the top phablets (for more information on phablets click here) on the market today. First was the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. Then, we reviewed one of the Galaxy Note's biggest competitors in the LG Optimus Pro G. Today, you are in for a change of pace. Allwinner, a Chinese-based chip manufacturer, unveiled quad-core processor targeted at phablets. So, what does this mean for you?

Well, first of all, this brings a quad core processor to the United States market for phablets. Huawei and ZTE have already unveiled quad core processors for phablets. While all three companies, including Allwinner, are based in China, this does not mean that they all have the same amount of influence in the United States. Huawei and ZTE are not common in America. This is contrasted Allwinner who, while is not widely used in the United States, is appearing more and more on Amazon and other small retailers websites for sale in the United States.

In addition, Allwinner's quad core is simply superior to any processor in large-scale use in America currently. Take a look at the diagram below.

 As you can see, the A31, Allwinner's new quad core, is superior in every category to its dual or single core competitors. From video quality to applications, the A31 will allow Americans to start to upgrade processors in their phones and phablets.

The bottom line is this: While Allwinner's quad core phablet processor will not itself be a tremendous game-changer, it will force American companies to deal with the threat of phablets and adapt to competition. This means better products at better prices for the American consumer.

First image courtesy of Engadget, second image courtesy of Anand Tech.

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