If NVIDIA’s mistaken listing of a “SHIELD Tablet” last month wasn’t enough evidence to suggest they’re working on bringing another powerful gaming device, perhaps today’s certification at the Global Certification Forum will. There still isn’t a ton of information about this thing right now, though today’s certification does reveal that the device will be outfitted with 3G and 4G radios when it does make its way to market.
The SHIELD Tablet is rumored to be equipped with a 7.9-inch 2048×1536 display, a Tegra K1 processor with a 192-core GPU, a 7 megapixel rear with a 4.8 megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, as well as possible game-centric controls on extended bezels. The “tablet” at the end of its name also tells us it might not be a clam shell form factor like the original SHIELD, though the fact that separate rumors say an NVIDIA SHIELD 2 is coming should be enough to believe that.
This all comes at a time where NVIDIA has decided to refocus their efforts on providing silicon for “extraordinary” devices instead of trying to compete with Intel and Qualcomm to get their chipset inside any phone or tablet they can. We’ve seen this with NVIDIA’s Tegra line being the preferred hardware for most set-top gaming boxes, as well as many of the Android TV boxes and televisions set to launch later this year. For now, though, we’re just hoping to get Tegra K1 inside of their own products before the holiday season rolls around.
[via Notebook Italia]