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iPhone jealously as Tegra 3 smartphones set for MWC 2012

We already know that the Samsung Galaxy S III will not be making an appearance at this month’s Mobile World Conference. But that’s not to say we won’t see some great handsets being showcased in Barcelona. There is a good chance that some iPhone owners may feel some jealously as Nvidia Tegra 3 smartphones are set to make an appearance at MWC 2012.

Many were already expecting to see some quad core Android devices making an appearance at the show, and now this has almost been confirmed as The Verge are reporting that the company has sent out some press invites. The invites promised some “quad-core firsts” during the event, and the image from the invite includes a smartphone.

This hints that we see some quad core Android smartphones being shown off with the supercharged processor only available in tablet PCs currently. Previously it seems the likes of LG and HTC have Tegra 3 smartphones in the pipeline, but it can’t be guaranteed these will be the ones shown off at the end of the month.

There have been rumors that the next iPhone may include a dual core chip as it looks to take over from the current dual core devices. Consumers will be hoping that the extra two cores don’t come at the expense of battery life though.

Meanwhile it seems that HTC are beginning to favor the Tegra 3 processor more, as it looks like the company is seemingly reluctant to commit to only Qualcomm chips. SlashGear are reporting that sources are claiming HTC has an “increasing cooperation with NVIDIA”.

The first handset from the company with the technology is thought to be the HTC Edge, which is believed to be part of the company’s new ‘Hero Device’ plan. The company is looking to offer quality over quantity in the future, and has also set up the new HTC Studio that is set to focus on polished tablets and smartphones.

We recently told you about a new LG handset that had the codename X3 that will also be using the Tegra 3 chip. This has a lovely looking 4.7-inch display running at 1280 x 720 resolutions and is believed to be less than 9mm thick. Are you looking forward to quad core smartphones?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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