The next ZTE will employ Tegra 4
Although some may find it unbelievable, ZTE is amongst the Chinese companies that have been overtaking the mobile market in the last few years. The figures are saying that it is now the fourth largest producer of smartphones in the world, after it took advantage over the Taiwanese HTC in the autumn of 2012. So it comes as no surprise that NVIDIA is seriously working with ZTE, supplying the company with high-quality processors for its smartphones. The news today is that ZTE will release a device with the quad-core processor Tegra 4 by NVIDIA in the first half of 2013, which is a satisfying report, having in mind that nobody expected to see Tegra 4 before August.
However, NVIDIA did not release much info on the topic. Except the high-rate quad-core processor, ZTE’s next generation phone will come with NVIDIA modem for 4G – the i500 LTE. Meanwhile, NVIDIA officially announced that it has designed a chip to integrate the modem and Tegra 4 applictions processor. The device is called Tegra 4i. However, ZTE won’t employ it but will come with tow chips – one for applications processing and another for the 4G.
We are currently expecting the ZTE Grand S – the future flagship of the device, which in fact is extremely ambitious. It is expected to come with 5’’ display, a Snapdragon processor and other cool hardware and feature that we hope to hear officially announced soon.