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New Nvidia Shield Tablet in the works

Nvidia is working on a new Shield Tablet device, according to recent evidence.

2014’s Nvidia Shield Tablet and last year’s minor revision, the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1, have been two of our favourite Android tablets of recent years.

Both have impressed with the stunning performance of their Tegra K1 SoC (especially in the graphics department), superb 8-inch screens, and keen pricing.

That’s why we’re glad to hear that Nvidia is working on a third Shield Tablet device. A fresh FCC filing (via Liliputing) shows that the company is trying to clear a new tablet device for sale in the US.

Naturally, the filing itself gives very little away about the nature of the new tablet. However, we do learn that it’s 120mm wide and 215mm tall, which makes it 6mm narrower and shorter than its predecessors. At around 348kg, it should also be a little lighter.

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We’ll be getting a new design for the third-generation Nvidia Shield Tablet, it seems.

Whether we’ll be getting an upgrade on that K1 CPU or not remains to be seen, but it was the heart of the previous models’ appeal – particularly for gamers. We wouldn’t be at all surprised if this new model has the Tegra X1 chip and a little extra RAM (the previous models only had 2GB).

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What would you like to see from the new Nvidia Shield Tablet? Let us know in the comments.

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