NVIDIA today officially announced their latest Tegra 4 processor. This quad-core processor improces on the very popular Tegra 3 smartphone CPU from last year.
The Tegra 4 retain the 4 CPU cores (uses Cortex A15 chips) but improved on the graphics a lot.
From the Tegra 3’s 12 GPU cores, Tegra 4 now has 72 GeForce GPU cores. That’s 6 times more than the one on Tegra 3.
Tegra 4 will also support 4K ultra high-definition video (4 times 1080p for recording and playback). There’s also support for built-in LTE modem, something that is lacking from the old Tegra 3. Tegra 4 also handles HDR very well that it can take photos and apply HDR almost instantaneously (around 0.2 seconds vs. the 2.0 seconds on the iPhone 5).
There’s no announcement yet when this will be available and which smartphones will carry it but we’re excited to wait for further announcements from handset makers during CES.