ZTE selects NVIDIA for super phones with Tegra 4 mobile processor
Mar 01, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
ZTE Corporation, a provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has announced that it is partnering with NVIDIA, a manufacturer of graphics chips, to deliver the first super phones powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, with the first models to reach the market before mid-year.
ZTE reportedly has a long-term strategic partnership with NVIDIA and expects to launch the first Tegra 4 super phones in China in the first half of 2013.
"This is a clear demonstration of ZTE's ability to quickly develop, and bring to market, market-leading devices running the industry's latest technologies," said Mr He Shiyou, ZTE EVP and Head of the Terminal Division.
The NVIDIA Tegra 4 will enable the ZTE devices to deliver ultra-fast web browsing, improved app load times, more realistic gaming experiences and great battery life thanks to the processor's 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce cores and quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU.
Tegra 4 also enables worldwide 4G LTE voice and data support through an optional chipset, the NVIDIA i500 processor. ZTE and NVIDIA are also planning a new LTE super phone using the i500 LTE chipset for blazing-fast networking, ZTE said.
"We're proud to continue our pioneering partnership with NVIDIA and are looking forward to offering more Tegra-powered devices, which are defining a new generation of phones offering premium mobile computing experiences," said Mr He. "Our Tegra 4 smartphones will provide full HD entertainment and multimedia experiences that consumers will love."
"ZTE's newest super phones will show off Tegra 4's processing power, efficiency and unprecedented capabilities," said Phil Carmack, Senior vice president of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. "They're a great example of what the market expects from one of the world's largest phone makers."
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