NVIDIA Shield Tablet with 8-inch display, Tegra K1 processor reported to launch on July 22nd with Shield Controller

Monday, July 21, 2014

/ by Abhinaya
Recently, serial leakster @evleaks leaked the first official press image of NVIDIA's upcoming offering the Shield Tablet. Now a website VideoCardz has leaked a pile of slides revealing all the details regarding the upcoming device. According to the promotional images leaked by the website, the Shield Tablet will be available for sale starting from July 29th.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet & Controller

According to VideoCardz, NVIDIA will be announcing the Shield Tablet and the Shield Controller on July 22th and make them available for sale starting from July 29th in US and August 14th in Europe.

The leaked slides have nearly confirmed all the specifications of the Shield Tablet and they include an 8-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels supporting NVIDIA DirectStylus 2. Under its hood is a 2.2GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset with 192-core Kepler graphics engine and 2GB of RAM.

The Shield Tablet is likely to arrive in two variants – 16GB and 32GB of internal storage options with Wi-Fi and LTE (only for 32GB model) connectivity bearing $299 and $399 price tags respectively. There will be a 5MP rear and front cameras, upto 128GB expandable storage using microSD card and front-facing stereo speakers with dual bass reflex ports.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet & Controller

Connectivity series include 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2x2 MIMO (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 LE and GPS / GLONASS. The Tablet is 9.2 mm thick and weights 390 grams.

Along with leaking the complete details of the Shield Tablet, the website has also revealed details about the NVIDIA wireless game controller called Shield Controller that will be using Wi-Fi Direct to interact with the tablet and will have usual gaming controls, Android Home and Back buttons, Volume buttons and multi-touch pad. This controller is priced at $59 and it will house a rechargeable Li-ion battery.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet & Controller

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