Blackphone smartphones to feature NVIDIA Tegra 4i mobile processor

SGP Technologies has selected NVIDIA Tegra 4i mobile processor for Blackphone smartphones that will be available in the European Union and Americas in June 2014.

Tegra 4i has 60 custom GPU cores; a quad-core CPU based on ARM’s Cortex-A9 r4 CPU, plus a fifth battery-saver core; and an integrated NVIDIA i500 LTE modem, NVIDIA said.

Blackphone’s PrivatOS, built on Android, and combined with privacy-enabled applications, allows users to gain control over their communications activities.

Blackphone has features such as private encrypted voice and video calls and text messaging with attachments from Silent Circle, anonymous browsing and mobile VPN protection from Disconnect  and private encrypted cloud storage from SpiderOak.