Yes, you read it right, Intel has vowed to bring out processors with a capacity of a whopping 48 cores. Although Nokia recently admitted that you don’t really need more than a single core to power up modern smartphone but the competition made them to put a dual core processor in Lumia 920, they said that it’s the OS that needs to be refined rather than extending the processor lineup. Whatever may be the case, a 48 core processor does seem far off from reality and even Intel suggests that it could be a decade before these processors come into the shape of your next smartphone.
Now, the number of cores might have gotten you excited, number of cores tell only half the story, it is exactly like how megapixels work for a camera, the lens produces the “quality” and pixels compensates for it. Similarly, the quality of processor generates power and cores chunk up the information for smooth processing. When you order your machine to do some load of work, the processors divides the work up to its cores, so, greater number of cores would mean less lag and smooth information flow.
Samsung galaxy SIII, which runs on a quad core exynos chip; there is no denying that it is a fast phone and yes, there might not be a need of a faster processor then that – but it is a good feeling to know that technology is moving on and has not bottle-necked.