The NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor was announced recently in January during CES-2013 but the manufacturer now has a new option for consumers. NVIDIA today unveiled at MWC-2013 that they will put a new processor in the market: the Tegra 4i. And despite having a processing clock a little higher, the new chip will be weaker than the model shown last month. The great advantage of the new Tegra 4i is the integration of 4G LTE modem. That's right, with new processors from NVIDIA smartphones can connect to high speed networks to offer more quality performance to consumers. All this with a lower expenditure of energy, because the chip still offers great energy efficiency.
No claim of the manufacturer is revealed to install the new chip in more advanced smartphones and tablets, the Tegra 4i will target mid-rage phones which actually attracts more consumer. The more powerful devices will still be using Tegra 4, which has better video capability and also supports more memory than the new model.
NVIDIA Phoenix: a smartphone reference
To show a bit more about the quality of new processor, NVIDIA will be at MWC-2013 with a reference model, the Phoenix. Everything a smartphone with Tegra 4i can offer is being displayed on the phone. It has 5-inch screen and full HD resolution, as well as having only 8 millimeters of thickness.
Although it is a smartphone model only, several questions arise in relation to the real intentions of NVIDIA for it. Does the manufacturer of processors would be willing to enter into another market, with its own mobile phone? We may have the answer to that during the MWC, which is currently ongoing.