Nvidia Tegra 4 chipset powers the HTC M7



Every year the first two months play an important part in the development of mobile industry for the rest of the year, firstly because CES takes place in the 2nd week of each new year, where top manufacturers are used to unveil their plans for the following three months, plus some of their upcoming gadgets get shown off.

The second month, February plays an even more important part because at the end of it Mobile World Congress begins, an expo show that any mobile maker can’t afford to miss (skip). This is the place where magic happens, where mobilers like me and you get to see, touch and test (get their hands-on) all of the upcoming gadgets OEMs usually bring every year, because it is the perfect place to bring your A game in terms of high-tech innovation.

Getting back to our today’s news HTC’s 2013 flagship smartphone — HTC M7 that we’ve seen captured in a couple of photos, according to one of our trusted sources will feature Nvidia’s most recent Tegra 4 chipset that features 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce GPU cores which if someone wonders has six times the GPU horsepower of Tegra 3, that’s how powerful these chips are, and to top that this is the first quad-core CPU in it’s portfolio to sport LTE technology, so no one will have to worry about 4G connectivity on the next flagship HTC M7. Another requirement criteria was that HTC needed a chipset powerful enough to highlight their Full HD Super LCD screen an easy task for Tegra 4 chips considering that it also has 4K ultra-high-definition video support embedded.

Tegra 4 Chipset Key Features:

  • GeForce GPU with 72 custom cores
  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, plus a 2nd Generation Battery Saver Core
  • Computational Photography Architecture
  • LTE capability with optional Icera i500 chipset
  • 4K ultra-high-def video support

HTC enjoys a healthy partnership with Nvidia for example last year two out of three (One X and One S) smartphones part of the One series were powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 chipsets, makes sense to see Tegra 4 SoC’s on the upcoming HTC M7.