Nvidia Phoenix hands-on: the 5-inch, quad-core blueprint for mainstream superphones

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Earlier this week, Nvidia announced a major milestone in its mobile development history: its first chip to combine both the applications processor and LTE modem on the same silicon. The Tegra 4i, as it is called, is the green team’s counter to Qualcomm’s dominance in the mobile space — by having the power efficiency of integrated LTE, Nvidia now stands a chance to figure in the flagship 4G devices gracing advanced markets like the US. But the company’s ambitions, as is usually the case, go much further than that. Nvidia wants to build “mainstream superphones,” devices with today’s highest specs, priced at tomorrow’s mid-range prices.

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