SGP Technologies, a Silent Circle and Geeksphone joint venture, has announced that the upcoming super-secure Blackphone will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra 4i mobile processor.
The Nvidia Tegra 4i boasts 60 custom GPU cores, quad-core ARM Cortex A9 r4-based CPU, a fifth battery-saver core, and an integrated Nvidia i500 LTE modem. The CPU will clock in at 2.0 GHz.
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The choice gives the Blackphone plenty of performance, making it an attractive device beyond the privacy-conscious consumer or business user.
Beneath the hood
Other specs for the Blackphone include a 4.7-inch IPS high-definition display with four point multi-touch, 1 GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5 megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 4.4, better known as KitKat.
"With Blackphone we have engineered a high-end smartphone rivaling the top devices on the market in terms of performance and user experience – and with comprehensive embedded privacy features as a crucial differentiator," said Toby Weir-Jones, CEO of SGP Technologies.
"Nvidia's industry leadership and the compelling advantages of their Tegra 4i mobile processor make them a key partner in creating a disruptive product backed by the best components available."
Pre-orders for the Blackphone opened in February. The phone launches in the US and EU in June.