Nokia will not develop a multi-core Windows Phone device anytime soon, that includes even dual-core and quad-core. The reason? Nokia CEO Stephen Elop states, in an interview with a Chinese newspaper, that multi-core devices only waste batteries more than anything else. Elop specifically mentions that creating a device with multi-core processors like the Windows Phone will simply waste battery more often when compared to the amount of times it will be necessary.
At the moment, other Windows Phone manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC, are producing or have already produced multi-core Windows Phone devices. However, with this statement from Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, we can rest assured that Nokia has no multi-core plans for their Windows Phones at the moment.
Truthfully, as long as Nokia continues making great Windows Phone devices such as the Lumia 900, we don’t see any reason to implement multi-core either. If it doesn’t need it and it’s already quick and easy then no need to waste resources.