We still don’t know what to make of Nvidia’s tablet push. We have learned that a high-end tablet based on the Tegra 5 SoC is coming next year, but we should see a cheaper 7-inch design much sooner.
Now we have the first pics, courtesy of a Chinese tech site. The images appear to show a 7-incher with a few interesting features. It appears to have a stylus bay, which means it will ship with a stylus like a handful of Samsung tablets. Stylus support is still pretty rare on Android tablets, but someone at Nvidia obviously thought that it would be a nice way of differentiating the Tegra Tab from hundreds of 7-inch Androids out there.
The tablet also features microHDMI, which was used in many Android devices a year or two ago, but since then it has gone the way of the dodo.
The back of the device features a 5-megapixel camera and a rubberized finish, similar to the Nexus 7. We still think the Nexus 7 looks a bit classier. It is expected to feature a 1280x800 screen, but we still don’t have any concrete info on the type of SoC, amount of storage, OS version or pricing.
Tegra 4 sounds like overkill for such a device, Tegra 4i is still months away and Tegra 3 is obsolete, so we’re not sure which one will end up in the Tegra Tab. If Nvidia decides to go with a Tegra 4, we could be looking at a pretty powerful device – and judging by the rest of the package it can’t end up very pricey, either.