If you thought you don’t need a dual core processor phone, think again. With mobile apps becoming as powerful as desktop and with true multitasking, we are not far from a smartphone that would actually run a Quad core processor.
Nvidia has plans of leaping the current gen smartphone processors Tegra 2. Within few months, the graphics giant will launch Tegra 2 3D, a 3D version of Tegra 2 with high performance 1.2Ghz dual core processor and 3D display.
That’s just a taste of things to come in the near future. Think new breed of portable devices incorporating glass-less 3D displays, Blu-ray support and enhanced graphics, paving the way for stereoscopic 3D gaming, exciting user interfaces and other perks.
Going further, there will be Tegra 3 Quad core Cortex A9 1.5 Ghz CPU with 3x faster graphics, BluRay video, 1900×1200 display. Something of that config is a true desktop replacement.
The ULP designation on this listing stands for Ultra Low Power in NVIDIA parlance, which would indicate an aggressively tuned power management system — the only way we can envision a quad-core anything operating within a tablet. Fall 2011 is when we should know for sure.