Earlier today we reported that thanks to a leaked press rendering, an alleged photo of the NVIDIA Shield tablet was revealed. In some ways it reminded us of the Tegra Note, but at the same time we got the feeling that it looked like the HTC One M8 as well. That being said, according to the folks at Videocardz, they claim to have gotten more information and photos regarding the device.
For starters, it seems that we can look forward to NVIDIA making an official announcement on the 22nd of July with a release pegged for the 29th of July. The announcement will take place next week and is expected to be launched later in the summer or early fall. The photos also seem to suggest that the NVIDIA Shield tablet will be paired with a wireless controller.
This is different from the current NVIDIA Shield which is a screen and controller all bundled into a single device. We guess the upside here is that you get a larger screen, which is reportedly of the 8-inch variety and will sport a Full HD display. Other rumored specs includes the NVIDIA K1 processor with 2GB of RAM, a 5MP front-facing camera, and will come in 16GB or 32GB storage options.
The 32GB model is said to be both WiFi and LTE enabled and will be priced at $399, while the 16GB model will be WiFi only and will be priced at $299. As for the controller, it will be priced at $59 which means that it seems unlikely that NVIDIA will be selling both the tablet and controller together. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but check back with us next week to see if there are any additional details to be had.