NVIDIA has announced the new LTE version of its Tegra Note tablet today. It will be released in select markets for a price-tag around $299. The company will offering three different versions of the tablet, one with US-LTE support, other with EU-LTE support and the last with 3G and voice-calling support.
The specifications of the Tegra Note LTE remain same as the Wi-Fi version but it will come pre-loaded with Android 4.4.2, which has also started rolling out to the Wi-Fi only versions since February 20. The Tegra Note Wi-Fi versions from various NVIDIA partners across the world will be getting this update over the next-few days.
According to NVIDIA, it is using the i500 LTE modem for the 4G/ 3G support.
“The Tegra NOTE 7 LTE’s worldwide connectivity is provided by our cellular LTE modem chipset, the fifth-gen NVIDIA i500 processor. i500 leverages a unique software-defined radio technology – meaning it can deliver new capabilities via software without requiring an entirely new chipset. Another big plus is higher efficiency – it’s only 40 percent the size of conventional modems but has 4x the processing capability of its predecessor,” NVIDIA noted in a blog post.
Here is a quick look at Tegra Note LTE specifications
- Display: 7-inch 1280×800 IPS with DirectStylus input
- Processor: 1.8GHz quad-core Tegra 4 SoC
- Memory: 1GB, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot
- Cameras: 5MP rear, 1.3MP front
- Ports: 3.5 mm headphone jack, microUSB 2.0
- OS: Android 4.4.2
- Battery: 4,100mAh
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, LTE/ 3G
A list of markets and partners, which will launch Tegra Note LTE
- North America: EVGA
- UK: Dixons
- Western Europe: EVGA, Gigabyte
- Ukraine: Gazer
- Japan: Zotac
- Korea: Gigabyte, Zotac
- India: XOLO
- Brazil: Gradiente
- China: Gigabyte, Homecare