Tegra 4 Spec Sheets Allegedly Leak, No Integrated LTE until Late 2013
NVIDIA has big plans for Tegra as it hopes to increase its stake in the mobile devices market and according to leaked spec sheets, the next-generation Tegra chips, codenamed "Wayne", will see no less than four different models catering to different categories of devices.
The flagship 1.8GHz T40 is said to arrive in the first quarter of next year, followed by another flagship model, the 2GHz T43, in the third quarter. The AP40, listed as a mainstream model, is also set to appear in Q3, and will feature clock speeds ranging from 1.2GHz to 1.8GHz. All three, targeted for 10-inch tablets, are listed as being based upon ARM's Cortex-A15 processor. A fourth model, the SP3X, will be aimed at 7-inch devices, with clock speeds ranging from 1.2GHz to 2GHz.
More importantly, SP3X, is expected to correct Tegra 3's shortcomings by featuring integrated LTE. However, the spec sheets indicate that it will only be released in late 2013 - Q3, to be exact. That, we think, is too long await and hopefully NVIDIA in the meantime would be able to come up with a stopgap measure of retrofitting LTE modems with Tegra 3.