Its a pretty good bet that the next generation of Windows Phones will have Quad-core processors.
Qualcomm has just announced a chipset which is a pretty good fit for these devices, and also confirmed it supports Windows Phone 8.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400 processors featured a quad-core CPUs with integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE.
In addition to multimode 3G/4G LTE, the processor integrates key modem features including TD-SCDMA, HSPA+ (up to 42Mbps), and multi-SIM capabilities.
The Snapdragon 400 processor will also support multi-SIM capabilities of Dual SIM, Dual Standby and Dual SIM, Dual Active and is optimized to deliver a smooth, graphics-rich gaming experience and provides Miracast™ support for wireless streaming of multimedia content.
The platform also supports a rich set of wireless connectivity functionality including integrated Qualcomm VIVE™ 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and NFC. In addition, it includes the QuickCharge 1.0 feature charges devices up to 40 percent faster than conventional charging methods.
"By offering a multimode 3G/4G LTE variant to Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 tier of processors with quad-core CPUs, we are ensuring that emerging regions are equipped and prepared for the imminent transition to multimode 3G/4G LTE, in addition to being equipped for every major 2G and 3G technology," said Cristiano Amon, executive vice president and co-president of mobile and computing products, Qualcomm Technologies. "Snapdragon 400 processors provide customers with a wide range of innovative smartphones for both the high-volume and mid-tier segments."
The new Snapdragon 400 processor (8926) will be available in late 2013.