At CES 2013, Nvidia unveiled the next-generation mobile processor known as the Tegra 4. The Tegra 4 has 6 times the graphics performance of the Tegra 3. Today the company announced the Tegra 4i. The Tegra 4i is intended to target smartphones with 1080p displays. The Tegra 4i directly competes against the Qualcomm Snapdragon S800 processor.
The Tegra 4i uses the same compact 28nm process that the Tegra 4 uses along with Nvidia’s signature quad-core “4+1 battery saving core” design. The Tegra 4i is LTE-capable and it has a 2.3GHz ARM-A9 (R4) CPU with 60 custom GPU cores. This is around 12 less than the Tegra 4, but five times the amount of the Tegra 3.
To showcase the performance and efficiency of the Tegra 4i, Nvidia is introducing Phoenix (below). Phoenix is a new reference design smartphone that has a 5-inch 1080p display and an 8mm thin design. This is around the same specs of the Apple iPhone 5.