We've already heard rumors that MediaTek is developing an 8-core CPU and that Samsung may release a octa-core Exynos CPU. We think that Nvidia, which was the first company to sell a quad-core ARM chip, will be the first to demonstrate a chip with more than 4 cores. However, we wouldn't be surprised if Qualcomm announced such a chip without providing demos.
Though a CPU with 8 cores seems like the next logical step up, we may see hexa-core units come first.What can you do with 6 or 8 cores that you can't do with 4? We can't wait to find out.