ZTE First to Launch Tegra 4 Superphones, Aimed at Mid-2013

Posted on February 21, 2013 11:30 AM by Rob Williams

With NVIDIA having just announced its Tegra 4 SoC at last month’s CES, it sure hasn’t taken too long for the first vendor to announce its support. That becomes Chinese manufacturer ZTE, which promises to have the first “Super Phones” on the market sometime before “mid-year”. Unfortunately, that sums up all we know at this point. No specific models have been announced, nor has pricing.

NVIDIA Tegra 4 Die

Given what Tegra 4 offers over the previous-generation, these phones are going to be interesting to see. The sheer number of “Tegra” cores (72), along with the introduction of the Cortex A15 processor might just make any phone equipped with it a market-leader. That is, of course, unless Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa has something to say about it.

On a related note, NVIDIA’s Phil Carmack made a blog post that talks about where we’ve come since last month on the Tegra front, and also goes into some light details about how well its acquisition of Icera has been going. It’s a quick read and worth it if you need to be more convinced on where NVIDIA’s modem technologies stand.

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