Last month, MediaTek introduced their true Octa-Core CPU for mobile devices. While some would consider it impressive, Qualcomm would certainly like to differ and point out that you need better cores and not more cores.
Qualcomm released a video on Youtube, explaining why the current quad-core Snapdragon chips are better while at the same time obviously slamming MediaTek’s octa-core in the process.
According to the video, Qualcomm rebuilds each generation of Snapdragon CPU cores for improved performance, unlike its competitor that chooses to duplicate the same old cores. It went on to say that most Android apps are optimized to run on two cores rather than eight, thus showing that Snapdragon CPUs are more practical.
In summary, Qualcomm believes that a great processor should have better cores, not more. Because the better the cores, the faster your apps will move. But then again, we haven’t seen a true octa-core CPU in action so it’s better not to rule it out just yet.