New Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC with LTE support to be out in 2013

The fact that the Tegra 3 architecture doesn’t support LTE made Nvidia lose some nice opportunities, like being the SoC supplier for the North American edition of HTC One X (this will be released with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 inside).

But Nvidia seems to have learned its lesson, and is seemingly readying a new Tegra System on a Chip, which will be LTE-friendly.

Chinese website VR-Zone has it that Nvidia is planning no less than four different Tegra 4 SoCs, and wants to introduce them next year. Among those, only the one called “SP3X” will support LTE, using a quad-core (or 4-PLUS-1, as Nvidia puts it) ARM Cortex A15 configuration. The SP3X should debut in the third quarter of 2013. Before it, in Q1 2013, Nvidia will release the quad-core T40 Tegra 4, with a CPU clocked at 1.8GHz.

Of course, Nvidia hasn’t confirmed any of these four new SoCs yet, so for now let’s take this all with the proverbial grain of salt.

Via Engadget

Author: Florin

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