According to insider news, it is reported that MediaTek, a Taiwan-based chip manufacturer might be working on a 10-core or 12-core processors.  There are no further details on when the processors will starts the mass production or released to the public.  However, if everything is working according to plan, these processors will be used in the smartphone technology.

On the other side, currently there are not many apps which can support the advantages of 4-cores let alone 10-core or 12-core processors. therefore, there is not really a big different on the usage experience. However,it is indeed a big jump.

MediaTek’s competitor Qualcomm has released a mid-range Snapdragon 615 and high-range Snapdragon 810 which features 8-cores last year. Below is the video on Qualcomm’s opinion on MediaTek’s octa-core chips.