NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and controller specs, pricing, and release date leaked in full detail



It was only yesterday we got what could have been our first look at the upcoming NVIDIA Shield Tablet thanks to a “leaked” press render. Today, it seems the cat has fully escaped from its bag as the tablet — and official controller — have now been made public.

Leaked in a variety of product slides, the images show everything from specs, to performance benchmarks, even the retail box it will likely come inside. While none of this is official just yet, here’s what we can most likely expect from the Android tab when it hits stores later this month.


NVIDIA Shield Tablet specs

  • 8-inch 1080p IPS display w/ support for NVIDIA Direct Stylus 2
  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor (A15 quad-core CPU w/ 192 core Kepler GPU)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB (WiFi) / 32GB internal storage (LTE)
  • 5MP front facing MPIX camera


The tablet — which is scheduled to be announced on July 22nd — is said to go on sale on July 29th in the US and Canada. This will be followed shortly after by a European release on August 14th (additional regions later this fall). The 16GB model (WiFi) will run $300, while the 32GB version with LTE support will be available for $400. The official NVIDIA Shield controller will be sold for a cool $60 (no word if it’ll work with other platforms).


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Will I be able to play my games i already purchased in Google play store?

    1. Tegra games are traditionally offered in the Google Play Store, just NVIDIA curates them inside their own app. I doubt that will change with the Shield Tablet. So… yeah, probably. :)

      1. TY.

    2. Yes. Most likely they will handle it like Shield/Tegra Note 7. Stock android with access to Google play.

      1. Ty

  2. My god! Still with that horrid d pad!

    1. Are you referring to that specific design/positioning of the d-pad or are you insinuating that all d-pads are horrid? If the latter is the case then I’m afraid I’ll have to disagree with you. There are certain situations where a d-pad comes in very handy.

  3. Maybe a dumb question but is the stylus 2 similar to the s-pen on the Galaxy Note line? Does it have a Wacom screen?

    1. I’d like to know that, too.

    2. Most likely an update to their own direct stylus tech that used in tegra note 7. It was nvidia initiative to offer stylus function without increasing the device cost.

  4. And we can sync this tablet with our steam games? That’s pretty decent for the price. Toiletry gaming now has a new breath.

    1. Not just steam games sets this apart from steam machines in the pipe.

  5. Pretty excited about this, I have the Shield 1 and love it but am constantly wanting for a larger screen. It might be ridiculous but I am hoping there is some way to mate up the tablet to the controller. Still though I’ll probably be getting this one either way.

  6. Please let the tablet have an sd card slot

    1. It will. Just read the slide

      1. Thanks. I read the slide but the text is too tiny on my phone and I didn’t see that lol.

    2. It does, but 16GB is not enough for a tablet that’s intended for games. 3-4 of my favourite games and I have no more storage left for applications. On phones the sdcard slot is useful for movies, music, photos and video but not so much on a tablet which you use around the house.

      32GB is better but it only comes in a LTE version which I don’t want or need.

      Disappointing, flash storage is inexpensive so there is no excuse for this.

  7. This seems like a really nice tablet for the price, and not just for gaming..

    1. I need more details on that Stylus. It may sway me over from Note line of Samsung tablets.

  8. Any chance for full Moga support so a guy doesn’t have to buy an additional $60 controller?

    1. It’s otherwise an android tablet with the normal functionality there of, so I see no reason why it wouldn’t work with a Moga controller.

  9. Oh no, it’s decision time. Get this or wait for a new Nexus tablet?

  10. Its stupid that the stand is part of the case and not integrated, without a good stand how are you going to use the controller. Also it says the controller works on at least the original shield, so I guess mutliplayer games could exist now. Interesting that they went with mini hdmi instead of micro, I wonder if there is a technical reason it is better or if they just had extra room and it was cheaper. Lastly, i wonder if it’ll be able to perform as well as the original shield and cool itself, the original had that huge block of aluminum heatsink that really allowed them to crank up processor

  11. My Tegra Note 7 is still going strong, but this looks mighty good

  12. Thats pretty awesome. Would love to root it and put a proper OS on it.

    1. Doesn’t this come with pretty much stock Android

      1. According to the newly released info it looks like it does! Awesome!

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