NVIDIA has announced the new LTE version of its Tegra Note tablet today. It will be released in select markets for a price-tag around $299. The company will offering three different versions of the tablet, one with US-LTE support, other with EU-LTE support and the last with 3G and voice-calling support.
The specifications of the Tegra Note LTE remain same as the Wi-Fi version but it will come pre-loaded with Android 4.4.2, which has also started rolling out to the Wi-Fi only versions since February 20. The Tegra Note Wi-Fi versions from various NVIDIA partners across the world will be getting this update over the next-few days.
According to NVIDIA, it is using the i500 LTE modem for the 4G/ 3G support.
“The Tegra NOTE 7 LTE’s worldwide connectivity is provided by our cellular LTE modem chipset, the fifth-gen NVIDIA i500 processor. i500 leverages a unique software-defined radio technology – meaning it can deliver new capabilities via software without requiring an entirely new chipset. Another big plus is higher efficiency – it’s only 40 percent the size of conventional modems but has 4x the processing capability of its predecessor,” NVIDIA noted in a blog post.
Here is a quick look at Tegra Note LTE specifications
Display: 7-inch 1280×800 IPS with DirectStylus input
Processor: 1.8GHz quad-core Tegra 4 SoC
Memory: 1GB, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot
Cameras: 5MP rear, 1.3MP front
Ports: 3.5 mm headphone jack, microUSB 2.0
OS: Android 4.4.2
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, LTE/ 3G
Bands: LTE-US: LTE: 700/850/1700/1900/2600 (Bands 2,4,5,17,7), HSPA+: 850/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,5), EDGE; LTE-EU: LTE: 800/1800/2600 (Bands 3,7,20), HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,5,8), EDGE; 3G: HSPA+: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 (Bands 1,2,5,8), EDGE, Voice Calling
A list of markets and partners, which will launch Tegra Note LTE
North America: EVGA
Western Europe: EVGA, Gigabyte
Korea: Gigabyte, Zotac
China: Gigabyte, Homecare