Tegra 2 Based Smart Phones
Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor is appearing in the market place in numerous smartphones around the globe. The Tegra 2 delivers its performance with two ARM Cortex A9 cores at a speed of up to 1.5 GHz. The Tegra 2 was the first dual-core SOC for the mobile market, the first Nvidia GeForce CPU that is ultra low power (ULP), and the first to offer mobile high definition video in 1080p. Tegra’s speed, low power profile and impressive GPU are sure to please consumers as they try out some of these new devices.
The LG Optimus 2X was one of the first “super phones” to announce that it would employ the Tegra 2. The phone uses the dual-core chip with 1 GHz Cortex A9s, and it runs on an Android system. Some notable specifications on the Optimus 2X include a 4 inch touch screen, 8 gigabytes of built in memory with possible expansion up to 32 GB, and a 1500 mAh battery. The Optimus 2X offers both a front camera at 1.3 megapixels and a rear camera at 8 megapixels. The phone has been demoed gaming cross-platform, specifically between an Optimus 2X, a PC, and a PS3, and the reports on its graphic capabilities are impressive. The Optimus 2X weighs about 4.9 ounces and is 4.87 x 2.48 inches in size.
Motorola announced the release of a Tegra 2 powered phone as well, the Atrix 4G. Because Motorola wants the Atrix 4G to be in competition with both smartphones and netbooks, the Atrix comes with up to 16 gigabytes of on board memory (according to the Motorola website) and possible removable memory of 32 GB. The phone also boasts a 1930 mAh battery. The Atrix 4G runs Android as well, has a 5 MP camera, and has both front and rear web cams. It weighs 4.76 ounces (135 grams) and is roughly 2.5 x 4.64 inches (63.5 x 117.75 mm) in size with a 4 inch screen size.
Samsung has announced that it will release a Tegra 2 based phone, called the GT-I9103, but details are sketchy. It seems this will be one of several editions of Galaxy S II phones, some powered by Tegra 2 and some by Exynos, depending on region. More information will have to be released to firm up details on what “by region” means for Samsung’s Tegra 2 phone.
As LG, Motorola, and Samsung cash in on the leap in technology that Nvidia provided in the Tegra 2, it will be no surprise if others join them soon. In the meantime, consumers have 2 or 3 new phones with which to test out the Tegra 2 and its already legendary speed and graphics performance.
Author : Niki