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First press image of Nvidia Shield tablet leaks

A newly leaked image shows off what may be the first look at the Nvidia Shield tablet, the successor to the original Shield portable console.
July 17, 2014

Nvidia’s Shield might not have been a critical success, but it’s clear that the company still has big plans for the brand. Earlier this week we caught wind of a rumored Nvidia Shield micro-console, and now a new leaked image from @evleaks has also revealed what is claimed to be the first look at an Nvidia Shield Tablet.

The idea of a Shield tablet is nothing new, with reports back in May referring to the effort under codename Mocha. While Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) doesn’t tell us much about what we are seeing above, the design style is close enough to the Tegra Note that it’s pretty obvious that we are in fact looking at an Nvidia device — or at least an extremely convincing fake.

All we know for sure, based on the image, is that the device has what appears to be an aluminum chassis with front speakers and a front-facing camera. It also appears to feature a new version of Tegra Zone. That’s about it, though previous rumors reveal the device could have a 7.9-inch display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution, 2GB RAM, 7MP rear cam, a 4.8MB front cam, 16GB storage, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, a Tegra k1 CPU and Android 4.2 KitKat.

Providing the tablet really has such impressive specs, doesn’t cost a fortune and offers some of the same perks as the Shield handheld console — like PC game streaming — would you be interested in picking up the device if and when it’s officially announced?