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Nvidia: “Phoenix” Tegra 4i Reference Smartphone

Nvidia build its own Android smartphone: 5-inch 1080p, 13-megapixel, two stereo speakers at the back, Dual camera LED flash, and integrated 4G LTE Tegra 4i processor chipset. Nvidia Phoenix is a fully functionally reference smartphone that Nvidia trying to convince device makers by showing the speed and battery performance of Tegra 4i.

As mentioned by Nvidia, “It takes full advantage of our second-gen PRISM 2, Direct Touch and Chimera Computational Photography Architecture, which enables instant, lag-free HDR photos, HDR videos, HDR Panoramic photos and tap-to-track object tracking.” According to The Verge, Phoneix might be coming later this year in different branding with thinner body compares to Phoenix’s 8mm body.

Nvidia: ZTE to be the first Smartphone with Tegra 4

Nvidia seems like having problem searching for partnership on their latest mobile processor – Tegra 4. The processor was announced by in January, at the CES 2013 exhibition in Las Vegas, but manufacturer such as HTC, SONY and LG are choosing Qualcomm Snapdragon processors for their new devices instead of Nvidia.

Finally, Nvidia announced they will partnering with ZTE and expects to launch the first Tegra 4 super phones in China on first half of 2013. In addition, Nvidia introduced its first integrated Tegra LTE Processor (Tegra 4i) but with lower resolution support, older Cortex-A9 and only 2GB memory compares to Tegra 4. In short, it is Tegra 3 with LTE integrated instead of actual Tegra 4.

Nvidia: “Project Shield”, the new portable gaming console

Nvidia take another step further on expanding their Tegra 4 to more users with the annoucement of “Project SHIELD“. As mentioned by CEO of NVIDIA, Jen-Hsun Huang: “Project SHIELD was created by NVIDIA engineers who love to game and imagined a new way to play. We were inspired by a vision that the rise of mobile and cloud technologies will free us from our boxes, letting us game anywhere, on any screen. We imagined a device that would do for games what the iPod and Kindle have done for music and books, letting us play in a cool new way. We hope other gamers love SHIELD as much as we do.”


  • full-sized console-grade game controller
  • flip-out 5” 720p retinal multi-touch display for high fidelity visuals
  • Tegra 4 processor: Quad-core A15 CPU, Custom 72-core NVIDIA GeForce® GPU
  • audio: custom, bass-reflex, tuned port audio system
  • 802.11n 2×2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi provides high-bandwidth
  • OS: stocked with “Pure” latest Android Jelly Bean operating system from Google
  • works in 2 ways: Play Android, a full-fledged Android handheld game console or Play PC, wireless client to a GeForce® GTX-powered PC
  • Official Site:
    Official News: NVIDIA Untethers Gaming with Project SHIELD

    Nvidia Tegra 4: “The World’s Fastest Mobile Processor”

    Nvidia Corporation, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled next-gen mobile processor “Tegra 4” (codenamed “Wayne”) at CES 2013 today, titled “The World’s Fastest Mobile Processor” and “world’s first  quad-core mobile processor with Cortex A15 cores”. It features:

  • Quad-core processor with Cortex A15 cores, 4x faster compare to Tegra 3
  • same “4-plus-1″ CPU core configuration as Tegra 3, 5th core as a secondary single-core unit for battery saving purpose
  • 72 custom GeForce GPU cores, 6x faster, support for DirectX 11+, OpenGL 4.X, and PhysX
  • integrated LTE baseband chip
  • Capable to output 4k resolution (Ultra HD) video, with PRISM 2 display tech that claims to reduce the power used by the backlight
  • 45% decrease in power consumption compared to Tegra 3
  • Specs

  • Model number: Tegra 4
  • Semiconductor technology: 28 nm HPL
  • CPU instruction set: ARMv7
  • CPU: up to 1.9 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A15
  • CPU Cache: L1: 32 KB instruction + 32 KB data, L2: 1 MB
  • GPU: 72 cores
  • Memory technology: 32-bit dual-channel LPDDR3
  • Availability: Q1 2013
  • Utilizing Devices: Nvidia Project Shield
  • Key Innovations as stated in Nvidia official site:

  • NVIDIA GeForce® GPU with 72 custom cores – Enjoy a variety of unique mobile device innovations in media, gaming, and web—including WebGL and HTML5

  • Computational photography architecture – This new mobile architecture fuses together the processing power of the CPU, GPU, and ISP to allow device makers to dramatically enhance mobile imaging. This enables the first Always-on HDR camera with features like live HDR preview, instant HDR photos, HDR video, HDR burst, and HDR Flash

  • LTE capability — Tegra 4 leverages proven Icera technology in an optional chipset to deliver exceptional mobile communication capability

  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15s — Tegra 4 harnesses ARM’s most advanced CPU cores ever, plus a second-generation battery saver core, to deliver record levels of performance and battery life. This Variable SMP architecture invented by NVIDIA, enables four performance cores to be used for max burst, when needed, with each core independently and automatically enabled and disabled based on workload. The single battery-saver core handles low-power tasks like active standby, music, and video playback, and is fully transparent to the OS and applications

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