ZTE Will Launch The First Tegra 4 ‘Superphone’ This Summer


ZTE has teamed up with NVIDIA to deliver the world’s first “superphone” powered by a Tegra 4 processor. The company hasn’t revealed much about the handset yet, but we do know it’ll have 4G LTE connectivity, and that it will make its debut in China this summer.

NVIDIA announced the Tegra 4 at CES back in January. The impressive chip boasts a Cortex A-15 processor and 72-core graphics, making it the “world’s fastest mobile processor,” according to the company. The chip also opens up support for 4K “Ultra HD” graphics, but it’s unclear how long it’ll take devices with 4K displays to arrive.

Unlike its predecessor, the Tegra 3, which was the world’s first quad-core processor for mobile devices, the Tegra 4 also supports 4G LTE connectivity. ZTE’s handset will take full advantage of that, the company has said, as well as the Tegra 4’s power efficiency improvements.

ZTE is hoping to launch its handset in China by July. There’s no word on when it’ll be available in other markets, but as it’s the world’s first Tegra 4 smartphone, I’m sure the company will want to get it everywhere as quickly as possible.