Super-secure Blackphone will sport an Nvidia Tegra 4i processor

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Remember the Blackphone, the super-secure Android phone catered to the privacy-minded consumer? Geeksphone, the company manufacturing the device, has announced that it will come equipped with one of Nvidia's latest processors.

While we've known plenty about the Blackphone for some time, the company stayed mum on the details of the processor fueling it inside—until now. The phone will feature a quad-core, 2GHz Nvidia Tegra 4i mobile processor, a chip that was originally announced last year. Based on ARM's Cortex-A9 r4 CPU, the chip utilizes 60 graphics cores, has an integrated software-based i500 LTE modem, and can render 1080p high-definition video. It's also a boon for Nvidia, a company that's struggled to woo mobile device manufacturers to consider its chips for phones and tablets.

The Blackphone also comes with a single microSIM slot, 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 4.7-inch IPS HD display. It's packed with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, so those who love selfies might want to hold tight for this particular device—especially since the security-minded software will likely ensure those photos don't get into the wrong hands. And the Blackphone will run a specially forked version of Android 4.4 KitKat called PrivatOS.

Geeksphone hasn't announced an official launch date for the Blackphone, but the company has begun taking pre-orders.

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