NVIDIA’s first foray into the Android tablet space left a bit to be desired. Sure, the Tegra Note 7 has a speedy processor, support for digital pen input, and a low starting price of $199. But it also has a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, which feels so 2012.
It looks like that could change when tablets based on the company’s new Tegra 1 chips hit the streets.
NVIDIA has been showing off demos of its Tegra K1 chip handling complex graphics calculations this week. But it looks like the company is also providing details for a Tegra K1 reference tablet to potential partners.
The Tegra K1 reference tablet has a 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display and 4GB of RAM.
There are plenty of other tablets with high-resolution displays on the market at the moment, but the increased screen resolution would be a big jump from the 1280 x 800 pixel screen in the current crop of Tegra Note 7 tablets.
Interestingly, NVIDIA’s new reference design uses the same case as the Tegra Note 7, suggesting that the company’s new chips offer higher performance without generating significantly more heat or taking up more space.
If tablets with the K1 chip hit the streets soon they could also be among the first devices with ARM-based chips and 4GB of memory.