We’ve heard numerous times in the past few months that Nvidia’s newest mobile chip, the Tegra 4, is not exactly the hottest thing, with most Android smartphone and tablet OEMs choosing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 instead.
But what we never counted on was Nvidia’s wish to build a tablet from the ground up. Or something along those lines, because rumor has it the Santa Clara-based company has sought the help of Shenzhen Homecare Technology for the manufacturing of the Tegra Tab.
Wait, hold on. What’s this Tegra Tab people are talking about? We don’t have a full and clear picture yet, but it seems to be a 7-inch high-end-ish beast powered by the above mentioned Tegra 4 CPU and sporting a 5 MP rear camera.
The 7-incher’s sexy back has been pictured already, though an ETA is hard to forecast at this point. Maybe it will be unveiled at the IFA next month and see daylight soon after or maybe it will come a little later this year. Yet it should go on sale by the end of 2013.
Other “known” features of the Tegra Tab include HDMI connectivity (nice!), a USB port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, plus even stylus support. As far as that 7-inch panel goes, it’s unlikely to tie Nexus 7 2’s outstanding resolution, being rumored to boast just 1,280 x 720 pixels. So close and still so far to a hit, am I right?
<Source: GSM Insider>