Tegra NOTE 7 Gets Connected; World’s Speediest 7-Inch Android Tablet Now With LTE

by Mithun Chandrasekhar

Our Tegra NOTE 7 is getting a new family member – one that comes with great connections.

We’re adding our i500 LTE modem – and its 4G LTE cellular connection – to the world’s fastest 7-inch Android tablet.

We’re also expanding the Tegra NOTE 7’s availability, bringing it over the next few months to Western Europe, Brazil, and Ukraine.

The Tegra NOTE 7 serves up a bundle of cutting-edge mobile technologies – including one of the world’s fastest processors, Tegra 4, a superb stylus, exceptional audio, Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), and, of course, great NVIDIA gaming. And that’s at a starting price of just $199.

Now, we’re added lightning-fast mobile data to the mix. Tegra NOTE 7 is available with LTE and HSPA+ mobile connectivity, and it can operate on popular carriers across the world.

With cellular connectivity, consumers can now get access to the web, check out maps and play videos anywhere they go by purchasing a minimum data plan from many carriers.

Tegra NOTE 7 Opened

The Tegra NOTE 7 LTE’s worldwide connectivity is provided by our cellular LTE modem chipset, the fifth-gen NVIDIA i500 processor. i500 leverages a unique software-defined radio technology – meaning it can deliver new capabilities via software without requiring an entirely new chipset. Another big plus is higher efficiency – it’s only 40 percent the size of conventional modems but has 4x the processing capability of its predecessor.

The entire Tegra NOTE 7 family also received an over-the-air update that upgraded the operating system to Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat), which includes support for Gamepad Mapper. Introduced first for our SHIELD portable gaming and entertainment device, Gamepad Mapper turns touch-based Android games into ones that can be enjoyed with the physical controls of a Bluetooth controller.

Look for the Tegra NOTE 7 LTE starting at $299 from partners worldwide* starting in the second quarter.

The Tegra NOTE 7 family will be available in the following regions:

Country Partner
North America EVGA
UK Dixons
Western Europe EVGA, Gigabyte
Ukraine Gazer
Japan Zotac
Korea Gigabyte, Zotac
India XOLO
Brazil Gradiente
China Gigabyte, Homecare

Here’s a recap of the Tegra NOTE 7 family’s key specs:

Processor Tegra 4 processor with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU
Display 7-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 800)
Camera Rear 5 MP and front VGA webcam
Storage E16 GB storage with micro SD expandable up to an additional 32 GB
Audio Front facing “HD Audio” stereo speakers with a unique bass-reflex port
Stylus Chisel and Brush tips for natural writing and broad strokes
Peripherals Micro HDMI connector to drive big screen videos and gaming
OS 100% Android — Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Software Updates Over The Air software updates directly from NVIDIA
Battery Life 10 hours HD video playback
Network LTE-US:LTE: 700/850/1700/1900/2600 (Bands 2,4,5,17,7)HSPA+: 850/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,5) EDGELTE-EU:LTE: 800/1800/2600 (Bands 3,7,20)HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,5,8)EDGE3G:

HSPA+: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 (Bands 1,2,5,8)



* 3G connectivity offered in regions with no LTE.


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  • Kyle Cordiano

    Love my Tegra Note 7. 4.4.2 came last night and was such a surprise! Thanks again for the speedy updates and please keep updating this tablet when Google announces the new 4.5 update this summer.

  • Jani Marko Ilari Turunen

    Tegra Note 7 comes to Finland?

  • 배태웅

    I have moved my big games to sdcard and got update yesterday. Guess what happend, my games aren’t workin anymore! So surprising nvidia! You didn’t make me disappointed !

  • realjjj

    So no K1 updated version at MWC 🙁

  • Cheeseball

    Blame Google for that with KitKat. They’re pushing full WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE compliance now, so apps and games that aren’t 4.4-compatible (e.g. they follow the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) won’t be able to access the SD card at all.

    If the games you’re running are updated for 4.4, chances are they’ll work fine just as they were before the update. All you need to do is re-install them.

  • Colin Wooderson

    Same happened to me can’t even move photos to SD card now.really makes the SD card slot useless. Wish I could roll back to 4.3.

  • haris500

    been waiting tegra 7 since dec….bought nexus 7 in feb 🙁
    only if it was available to purchase…..

  • Michael Davis Sr

    Is there AT&T version?

  • e8hffff call

    Got my money ready for a K1 based Phone with DirectStylus. Btw love my Tegra Note 7.

  • e8hffff call

    If you create symbolic link folders that are really located on your SDcard1 you maybe able to get around this restriction in KitKat. Haven’t tested but the flexibility of Linux should allow this. If Google turns off write ability for application processing then you’re out of luck.

  • deltatux

    Seeing how the Icera modem is a software modem, any chance of adding AWS HSPA+ support? I was so excited until I saw the lack of HSPA+ support on the AWS frequency…

  • demnus

    Want it badly, but still no version for Russia? Nvidia, you dont want my money?

  • Sai Anurag Kaparthy

    Want it so so badly 😀

  • Laxmareddy Vonteddu
  • Laxmareddy Vonteddu

    Tegra 4 processor with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU

    7-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 800)

    Rear 5 MP and front VGA webcam

    E16 GB storage with micro SD expandable up to an additional 32 GB

    Front facing “HD Audio” stereo speakers with a unique bass-reflex port –
    See more at:
    Tegra Note 7 is having cheaper Price with above mentioned features..

  • Karl

    The game controller functionality is a pain. I don’t want to carry a separate controller around but your OS insists that i have a controller connected on games such as Modern Combat 3 rendering them completely and utterly unplayable and me considering returning the tablet.

  • Kand Remand

    oh wow very cool indeed. I am totally liking that.
    Anon-Works dot Com


    How much you want for the tablet

  • Archie Mencias

    I want to buy and also with my friends wanted it in Saudi Arabia but it’s not available here.

  • joao junior

    We’re adding our i500 LTE modem – and its 4G LTE cellular connection..
    WHERE??? Which model has LTE 3G SIM CARD?

    It is a major flaw a Tablet launched at a time when 70% of games work ONLINE, has no 3G/4G connection.

  • jay

    when is it launching in India???
    Also can they make it 2 GB ram to spprt the monster processing power, this will make it a direct competitor of Nexus 7 series.

  • nilesh soni

    When does it will launch in India i need this because i love to play games so please tell me when does it will be launched in India hurry

  • balasubramanian

    Where I buy LTE model tablet in chennai INDIA

  • Nilesh soni

    when does you guys are launching tegra note 7 late with solo in India I am so excited to buy this tab but if you guys are not launching this tab in 1 month other ways I must have to buy nexus 7 2013 now choice is yours and please reply as fast as you can other ways you know what does I will do please launch as fast as you can with xolo I am so excited to buy it please reply me as fast as you can @ my email I’d snilesh54848@gmail.com

  • Ninja

    When is the LTE version coming out??

  • sandy

    I am desperate to own the lte model since i was planning to buy the wifi model.hope that nvidia makes it available soon in the market. Love you nvidia.

  • Lukáš Fajkus

    This will program Gamepad Controller for tablet without LTE?