NVIDIA roadmap shows Tegra 4 coming to market in Q1 of 2013

NVIDIA roadmap shows Tegra 4 coming to market in Q1 of 2013
A roadmap said to show NVIDIA's intentions about the quad-core Tegra 4 has been obtained by Chinese site VR-Zone. If authentic, the map shows  four different variants, three of which have an ARM Cortex A15 architecture. The first version of the Tegra 4, the T40, is due out during the first quarter of next year and will be clocked at 1.8GHz. The remaining three variants are expected to hit the market during the third quarter of 2013 and includes a model running at 2.0GHz.

The most interesting variant of the Tegra 4 appears to be the SP3X. This version has an ARM Cortex A9 configuration with a clock range of 1.2 to 2.0GHz. But most importantly, this Tegra 4 model seems to support LTE. You might recall that it is the lack of such support on the current iteration of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 that kept quad-core performance out of AT&T's version of the HTC One X.

While it is nice to have this roadmap laid out in front of us, we remind you that healthy bit of skepticism might be in order here.

source: VR-Zone (translated) via Engadget



1. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

So is it worth waiting for the T4 instead of getting a T3 in 2012?

2. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I just bought a One X. It's in the mail now and even after reading this I still can wait 'til it gets here. I knew thought that by this time next year it will probably be considered slow and outdated compared to the newer devises on the market but, I felt it was time for me to get a new device. I know this business to well to think it will stop moving forward at this rate. Still I think it's totally worth buying a phone now if you feel it's time but, if you think you can wait 'til next year then more power to you. The longer you wait the better it gets but eventually your going to have to upgrade and when you do don't expect for your device to be cutting edge for more then a year or two tops.

7. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I hear very good things about that phone.

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011


9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no. if you are always waiting till next year's big thing, u will never buy anything. buy the best that u can afford when u want something new.


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Yea im gonna test-drive this phone, and see the diffrence of A9 Quadcore......

4. iblackdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

So much for 64 cores....

5. ilia1986 unregistered

I think that just like the PC industry - the eternal hardware race for meeting the requirements of the operating system will stop. Remember how 10 years ago, a PC running Windows XP could only run well with all the graphical effects if the PC was at most 2 year old? And now? Even Core 2 Duo machines - from 2006 - will be easily capable of running Windows 8 - a 2012 OS. This will also happen in the smartphone industry, until the only thing which will require anything beyond the basics is games - as it well should be. Of course already we can see this on Android, with the original droid (600Mhz, 256MB of Ram) running ICS without problems - but still..

12. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Thats a good point. It seems like we may reach that point eventually in the mobile world.

6. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

My upgrade is around that time. Worth the wait

8. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Nothing about gpu...so is it safe to assume nvidia is gonna deploy kepler cores in all of them?

10. stealthd unregistered

No LTE until late 2013. You'd think it'd be a bigger priority.

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