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Video: NVIDIA Shows Off Phoenix Reference Phone, 1080p Display and Beastly Gaming Performance

Phoenix Reference Phone_int

The Tegra 4i has us all excited. It’s basically the Tegra 4 with matched performance and matched battery life, but finally brings integrated 4G LTE capabilities. All of those specs make this upcoming processor something to keep an eye out for. NVIDIA is currently at MWC and put out a short video showing off some of the features of their newest mobile chip. 

We get a good sense that the 60 GPU cores in the Tegra 4i and the Phoenix reference phone that it’s packed in are being put to good use. The graphical power of this chip shines in the display of an HD boxing game and a 1080p trailer for an upcoming Tom Cruise flick. NVIDIA also explains how the CPU and GPU in the 4i help the phone to take better HDR photos than the competition.

As for the Phoenix phone, don’t expect to get your hands on it anytime soon. It’s a sleek and simple device, with no real physical features to speak of other than the addition of HDMI-out. Think of it more as a developer platform that OEMs will get to tinker with and build off of.



  • Jonathan Bunch

    I love the minimal matte black look of the reference phone, if i were an OEM i wouldn’t change that at all!

  • itznfb

    It’d be awesome if NVIDIA sold a Phoenix line just like the Nexus line. With Nexus rocking qualcomm and exynos and Phoenix obviously rocking Tegra….. at least we have half that dream.

  • Jurdiales

    I want that Tegra 4i on the new XPhone!

  • Pat Kerby

    We have been waiting for NVIDIA to bring the Awesome Grafics into a phone!!! I just hope it goes into a Verizon phone so I can buy one!!!!!

    • MikeCiggy

      The fact that it’s an LTE integrated chip makes this more likely than not.

  • kuboo99

    Nvidia should just sell the Phoenix. I would definitely buy one

    • michael arazan

      Hopefully they’ll be smart enough to use stock android and won’t follow other manufacturer’s with some type of branded shotty skin on top of Android.

  • Anthony Bohanon

    Tegra 4 is Arm A15 while based while Tegra 4i is still Arm A9 based, so they are similar in regards to gpu but different cpus. The Tegra 4 should perform much better than the 4i.

  • Zee Masai

    Looks like a Motorola. Hmmmmmm

  • Ben

    The tegra 4 is different from the 4i please correct that.

  • Aaron

    I’ve always been a sucker for the super simple black slab design. Probably why I liked my old Droid X and love the front on my Gnex.

    • nightscout13

      2 radically different devices, but i’m with you. I liked my old Droid-X cause it just worked. It was a sweet spot. The new RAZR’s are not in the sweet spot for me. Waiting for the new X-phone to see if it can impress me

      • Dave

        If it doesn’t Moto is finished.

    • Stephen D

      The GNex front is beautiful. It’s an uninterrupted black slab without any logos. It’s nice and looks premium.