French smartphone vendor Wiko were present at IFA 2014 showing off their new, revised and updated Highway smartphone, the Wiko Highway 4G which has now been furnished with the high performance Tegra 4i SoC from Nvidia. Make sure to watch our hands on video of the new and improved Highway 4G from Wiko:
The original Highway smartphone arrived at the start of the year as a 5 inch Android 4.4. smartphone that ran on the mor affordable MediaTek MT6592. The updated Highway device is dubbed the Highway 4G and incorporates the latest Tegra 4i from nNvidia, an LTE-capable mobile processor that we have seen Wiko use before in the Wiko Wax. The advantages of using the Nvidia chip is that it has pretty solid 3D gaming capabilities, leveraging its 60 graphics cores to offer some solid gaming performance. The Tegra 4i however is in fact a more affordable version of the Tegra 4, which uses four AMR Cortex A9 cores (instead of the four A15s we would find in Tegra 4), each clockes at 2.0GHz. The other great thing of course is the fact that the Tegra 4i offers LTE/HSPA+ support, thus allowing Wiko to create a mid-range 4G smartphone.
The Wiko Highway 4G features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Disappointingly there the Highway 4G does not offer microSD support. The device has a decent 2350mAh battery is 7.9mm and weighs 143 grams and should be capable of some decent photography with a rear 16MP camera.
Catch Nicole Scott give us a tour of the new Wiko Highway 4G dirct from the Wiko booth at IFA 2014:
We expect the Wiko Highway 4G to woo European customers for a premium of around 300 Euros.