The prominent Chinese manufacturer ZTE has announced that it will announce the first Tegra 4 LTE powered smartphone in mid-2013 in China. Nvidia launched the Tegra 4 processor with 72-core Tegra 4 processor at recently concluded CES event and even after one month of the launch, Tegra 4 is only seen in Nvidia’s own Project Shield and a single Vizio tablet. ZTE is one of the earliest company committing to launch the smartphones based on Tegra 4 quad-core chipset.
Tegra 4 proceesor is based on Cortex-A15 architecture and offers more faster and more powerful performance than its predecessor, which was based on ARM Cortex-A9.
Although the more details about the alleged smartphone is still unavailable, but as per the company, it will feature Nvidia’s new Tegra 4 processor, that includes 72 GPUs and 4 ARM Cortex-A15 cores, along with Icera i500 LTE chipset to support LTE network. At this point, We’re pretty surprised to see ZTE using separate Tegra 4 and LTE chips instead of integrated lower-power Tegra 4i chip, that Nvidia unveiled yesterday.