Nvidia Phoenix Smartphone

Nvidia Test Drives Tegra 4i Reference Smartphone On Video

The Nvidia Tegra 4i was shown off on Monday at the Mobile World Congress, and it didn’t fail to impress.

To display the company’s new technology, Nvidia took advantage of the Tegra 4i Reference smartphone. The smartphone’s hardware is commonly referred to as Phoenix.

The Phoenix is a rather impressive smartphone that features a 5-inch display that outputs at true 1080p.

Also featured on the Nvidia smartphone is a 13-megapixel camera and 4G LTE radio. The phone is also just 8mm thick thanks to the SoC’s tiny design. Despite its tiny form factor, the Phoenix still packs in a 60-core GPU that is two times better in terms of benchmarks than the Tegra 3. The chipset also features a quad-core 2.3 GHz CPU (based on ARM’s R4 Cortex-A9) and NVIDIA’s i500 LTE modem.

Nvidia has also worked hard to improve battery life by implementing next-generation architecture.

In an MWC video (shown below), a NVIDIA employee shows off some of the smartphone’s capabilities. The first example is a beautifully crafted look at the smartphone’s gaming capabilities, which implement a powerful GPU/CPU combo to help avoid lag time. The second example is a 1080p video that actually outputs at 1080p for a true HD experience.

Also featured on the smartphone is always on HDR capabilities alongside HDR video and HDR panorama photo capabilities.

With super strong video rendering, at least in terms of a smartphone’s capabilities, there is a strong possibility that we will soon see the Nvidia Tegra 4 hardware featured in many of the most powerful smartphones on the open market.

Here is the Nvidia Tegra 4 in action via the Nvidia Phoenix: