ZTE 8-core ARM Cortex-A15 Apache device rumoured
ZTE could be working on an 8-core powerhouse, if rumours are to be belived
ZTE is reportedly working on a new device codenamed ‘Apache’, according to news sites in China.
It’s not clear whether the device will be a smartphone or a tablet, but whatever it is it’s shaping up to be something quite powerful, assuming it’s real, of course.
The rumours suggest it’ll have an 8-core MediaTek processor setup (presumably two quad core chips sandwiched together) based on ARM Cortex-A15 technology and 28 nanometre (nm) semidconductors from TSMC.
The company will apparently aim for a May 2013 release, which to us suggests we’ll see the Apache making its debut at Mobile World Congress in February, or possibly earlier at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
It’s possible the Apache will be part of ZTE’s new ‘Nubia’ brand, which the company announced in late October. Not much is known about Nubia other than that it is intended to be a high-end range, so the possibility of a highly specced 8-core phone being part of that group is quite likely.