The NVIDIA Shield Tablet is an 8 inch Android device focused on gaming and it has all the horse power it needs, courtesy of the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. Nvidia also launched a WiFi only unit with 16 GB of storage in July for $299, plus there’s now a LTE unit with 32 GB of storage making the rounds at the FCC.
The newcomer will be priced at $399 and its FCC listing sheds some light on the product. It could start selling soon and we know it still packs an 8 inch display, with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, 2 GB of RAM and Nvidia’s 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 quad core CPU with 192 core Kepler graphics. There’s also 802.11 2×2 Mimo dual band WiFi in the mix, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI output and support for 4K HD video playback.
The product has stereo front facing speakers, a 5 megapixel front and rear camera and the tablet comes with the NVIDIA DirecStylus 2 pen for writing and drawing. There’s also a microSD card slot on board for extra storage and the 4G LTE unit hosts a micro SIM card slot for mobile broadband needs. The US version will work on AT&T’s LTE network and also on HSPA+. You can also get an optional $60 wireless controller, that looks a bit like an Xbox joystick.
Last we heard, the device wasn’t doing so well, so hope the LTE model is better in that aspect.