Rumours suggest that Huawei could steal the show at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) by unveiling a handset with an eight-core processor.
The Ascend P2 gadget could also sport a 1.7 GHz processor, eight-megapixel camera and up to 2 GB of RAM, according to GizChina.
Premium handsets currently on the market tend to offer quad or dual-core CPUs, but it looks as though consumers are soon going to be able to take advantage of advanced performance.
Improved chips should provide a faster and smoother performance, meaning less delay when loading games and better multi-tasking.
Samsung unveiled an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), so the technology is definitely within reach for manufacturers.
This debut prompted technology experts to believe that it would feature in the impending Galaxy S4 handset.
Samsung's next-generation popular smartphone-come-tablet device, the Note 3, could also incorporate this modern advancement – the larger screen means that more power is required for superior performance.
Posted by Peter Robinson