Nvidia has no intention of stopping with its dual-core Tegra 2 chipset — according to a recently leaked slide from the company, by the end of 2011, Nvidia will have released two more additions to its Tegra family, for both tablets and smartphones.
First, this spring will mark the arrival of the Tegra 2 3D, a successor to the current-gen Tegra 2 found in smartphones like the recently unveiled LG Optimus 2x. This new chip will bring an upgrade to the clockspeed (1.2 GHz as opposed to the 1 GHz clockspeed of the Tegra 2) and will bring 3D displays to the mobile devices in which it is featured.
Then, this fall we will see the Tegra 3, which will be the first quad-core mobile processor. Though the smartphone version of the Tegra 3 will generate a 1366 x 768 display, the tablet version of the chipset will generate a true, high definition display of 1920 x 1200. The tablet Tegra 3, which clocks in at 1.5 GHz, will also pack in Blu-ray support and a ULP (ultra low power) power management system for the CPU.
For more details about the upcoming Tegra chips that will be featured in smartphones, check out our report over at Brighthand.com.