The arms and spec race on mobile devices, especially Android, has really been supercharged lately and is almost getting out of hand. In all honesty does your smartphone really need an Octa-core processor to keep Facebook and YouTube
running smooth? The answer would be a no. While we don't know exactly what to expect in the foreseeable future, Qualcomm
and MediaTek apparently won't be dropping Oct-core SoC's this year.