ZTE set to launch first smartphone running on Nvidia’s Tegra 4 chipset by mid-2013
Chinese mobile maker ZTE announced earlier today that it will, in partnership with Nvidia, launch the first Tegra 4 smartphone. The phone will be first launched in China by mid-2013. Very few details about the device are available at the moment, but ZTE says that the new devices will feature 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce GPU cores and quad-core Cortex A15 CPU for high performance. The phones will also be 4G LTE capable thanks to Nvidia’s Icera i500 LTE chipset. Nvidia had unveiled its Tegra 4 chipset at CES earlier this year.
“We’re proud to continue our pioneering partnership with Nvidia and are looking forward to offering more Tegra-powered devices,” said Mr. He Shiyou, ZTE EVP and Head of the Terminal Division. ”Our Tegra 4 smartphones will provide full HD entertainment and multimedia experiences that consumers will love.”
We hope to see these new smartphones in action at next week’s MWC in Barcelona. These will join ZTE’s previous Tegra-based smartphones such as the Grand X, the Grand Era and the U950.