ZTE Shows Off First Nvidia Tegra 3 Android Tablet

Chinese manufacturer, ZTE, unveiled their Android tablet called the T98 at the PT/Expo Comm China in Beijing.  Although the name of the tablet is a little mundane what it’s packing under the hood is raising eyebrows.

Apparently ZTE, and not one of the bigger named OEM’s, has the first Nvidia Tegra 3 (Kal-El) processor onboard an Android tablet.  The Tegra 3 processor is a quintuplet core processor consisting of four main cores and a fifth “companion core” to handle background computing, webpage loading and to assist in video and music playback.

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The 7 inch tablet has a display resolution of 1200×800. It’s running Android 3.2 with 1gb of RAM and 16gb of internal storage. For camera’s there’s a 5 megapixel on the back and a 2 megapixel up front.  The Tegra 3 processor is underclocked at 1.3ghz but that should still be an amazing amount of power.  It also has 3g radios on board but is absent of any type of 4G.

We’re with our friend at androidauthority.com in believing that with an actual device using the Nvidia Tegra 3 chip now displayed in public, we can’t be too far away from major OEM releases. Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang had said we can expect Tegra 3 tablets before the end of the year but may have to wait until 2012 to see Tegra 3 powered Android phones.

source: Android Authority