NVIDIA has announced an updated version of its Tegra 3 system-on-chip (SoC) called the Tegra 4i. Essentially, the new SoC is an updated version of the company’s Tegra 3, which was launched in late 2011. Tegra 4i utilises an updated Cortex A9 quad-core processor with a fifth companion core than that found on Tegra 3, and also adds a 60-core GPU that should push its performance closer to the upcoming Tegra 4 SoC.
In addition, the Tegra 4i SoC adds an integrated LTE radio, which is a first on an NVIDIA chipset, and is largely seen to leverage the company’s SoCs against Qualcomm’s chipsets. Also, the stock Tegra 4i will run on 2.3GHz, and is built on a die that is half the size of competitor quad-core chipsets with integrated LTE, giving the Tegra 4i quite an edge.
Finally, the new camera features supported on Tegra 4 will also be present on Tegra 4i. Two of the new features are “always on high dynamic range (HDR)” and “HDR Panorama” mode.
Unfortunately, the Tegra 4i – which is geared at the mass smartphone market, while Tegra 4 will be for “superphones” and tablets – will only start rolling out by the end of 2013.
(Source: Android Community)