PC Mag reports NVIDIA is working on a Tegra 3+ and Tegra+LTE, both will be released later this year. The official name of Tegra 3+ is still unknown, this chip will be aimed at phones and tablets and will feature a significant performance boost compared to Tegra 3. Additionally, numerous phones with Tegra 3 and LTE are expected in Q3 2012.
We'll also soon see Tegra 3 phones with built-in LTE, Rayfield said. The U.S. version of the One X uses a Qualcomm processor, which led to speculation that Tegra 3 was having trouble with LTE modems.
Nvidia's Tegra 3 could mate with an LTE modem, but the problem has been that "the guy who has LTE isn't all that excited about working with me," Rayfield said, referring to Qualcomm, the largest maker of LTE modems so far. Qualcomm is also Nvidia's top competitor when it comes to phone and tablet processors.
Other manufacturers will have LTE modems available soon, so Nvidia will bring its quad-core chipset together with those modems, Rayfield said.