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Wiko Wax Becomes First Smartphone To Use Nvidia Tegra 4i Chipset

Back at the MWC 2014 Nvidia announced its latest SoC (System on a Chip) called the Tegra 4i which has an LTE modem built-in. This chip is designed to be used by mid-range devices as it has four Cortex-A9 cores with a clock speed of 1.7 GHz, an additional battery saving core, as well as a 60 core GPU.

wiko wax

French manufacturer Wiko also announced at the MWC 2014 that it will be using the Tegra 4i in its new smartphone called the Wiko Wax. In fact, the company was able to show the device during the event which drew a favorable response from the crowd. The Wiko Wax will become the first Android smartphone to use the Tegra 4i and is expected to hit the market next month in Germany, Italy, and France. It will come in white, black, coral and turquoise colors.

Technical Specifications

  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Display: 4.7-inch 720p HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection
  • CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 4i quad core 1.7 GHz
  • RAM: 1GB
  • ROM: 4GB expandable using microSD up to 32GB
  • Rear camera: 8MP with LED flash
  • Front camera: 5MP

In terms of physical design the device is quite beautiful and clean. Its price tag of €200 places it at the same price point as the Galaxy S3 Mini, Huawei G610 or the Moto G. This device however has the advantage of far more powerful specs as well as the availability of LTE support.

So how does the processor of this device compare to the Nvidia Tegra 4? The Tegra 4i is basically a slightly underpowered processor with the addition of LTE support. A comparison between both Tegra processors is shown below.

Tegra 4

  • Cortex A15, 4+1 Quad Core CPU
  • 72 GPU Cores
  • integrated i500 core
  • Chimera

Tegra 4i

  • Cortex A9 r4, 4+1 Quad Core CPU
  • 60 GPU Cores
  • integrated i500 core
  • Chimera

tegra 4i

The Tegra 4 processor is designed to be the fastest chip to be used on high-end smartphones while the Tegra 4i is designed to bring lightning fast connectivity to mid-range devices.

via fudzilla

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  1. I wonder the same thing. I haven’t heard of this brand before either. Wonder if it is only sold outside of the United States. They better hurry up and get noticed.

  2. Is this a better chip than the Tegra 4? Or this is only for the mid range and entry level smartphones?

  3. This is the next chip after the Tegra 4? I think the Tegra 4 is more than an year old, right? Anyway, they are good with graphic processors for computers, and I guess they are facing the same difficult in the industry as Intel is.

  4. This one looks sleek though it’s my first time to hear this brand.
    Nvidia has been playing catch up all these years. I wonder how much longer it remains in the game.

  5. I have never heard of this company before. Another Chinese manufacturer? Well, I hope at this chipset from Nvidia makes manufacturers happy.

  6. Wiko? I’ve never heard of them before. Either way, it seems that NVIDIA’s stuff really isn’t catching on, which is a real disappointment considering how much potential their tech has.

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