What affects the number of cores in a smartphone?

It is traditionally believed that the more cores in a smartphone’s processor, the more powerful it is. But is it really so? Perhaps the number of cores does not affect processor power?

If we are talking, for example, about a single-core and dual-core processor, then the second, all other things being equal, will be better able to cope with the tasks due to better performance. It’s hard to argue with that..

In recent years, quad-core and eight-core processors have become popular. And between them the difference is not so great. Do you know why? The fact is that modern eight-core chips consist of two quad-core processors that distribute various tasks among themselves. Two sets of four cores are used, one of which has a lower clock speed. What for? When you need to perform a simple task, for example, go to one of the sections of the smartphone menu, the processor performs the work with a lower clock speed. If you run some kind of toy that requires additional resources, then a more powerful and faster processor starts.

It turns out that the 8-core processors are not exactly 8-core? Exactly so, these are two 4-core processors, but it doesn’t sound very nice, that’s why such processors are called octa-core.

The question is – then why do we need a second processor if one of the more powerful ones can cope with all the tasks? The answer is simple – the point is autonomy. After all, two processors can significantly increase battery life, for which, in fact, everything is started.

Is it possible to get by, say, with a dual-core processor? Maybe some companies like Apple prove it. However, the future, according to experts, is still for multi-core solutions. True, technology may change soon.