According to Chinese site VR-Zone, NVIDIA is reportedly preparing a brand new chip designed to address one of Tegra 3’s biggest omissions: the lack of LTE support. We would’ve loved to have seen a Tegra 3 device like the HTC One X support LTE here in the states, but unfortunately the handset will only be 3G-friendly.
VR-Zone has acquired what is claimed to be a roadmap detailing the company’s plans for 2013, with no less than four Tegra 4 SoCs in the pipeline — three of which will tout a quad-core ARM Cortex A15 configuration, while the quad-core “SP3X” SoC will come with an A9 arrangement that will support LTE right out of the gate. NVIDIA hasn’t announced anything official and, according to the roadmap, we shouldn’t expect a launch until Q3 of next year. In the meantime, the Santa Clara-based manufacturer announced it has plans to bring LTE support to its Tegra 3 chip through radio makers GCT and Renesas, so we shall see what develops through that.