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Nvidia Shield two rumours start

by on09 September 2015

Shields of Fire

Nvidia's Shield, which had a special burst into flames feature, appears to have survived its embarrassing recall and there rumours starting to appear for Shield II.

Nvidia is still planning to release the 'Nvidia Shield Tablet 2' with a Tegra X1 with its two clusters of quad-cores runs at 2.2 GHz. It will have 2 GB of RAM. It is the same processor used on the latest Nvidia Shield Android TV device, which means it will have better graphics.

Previously it was reported that the Nvidia Shield Tablet 2 is set to come out this year but with the flaming recall, we expected a delay while the great unwashed forgot it ever happened. This has not happened and instead there are plenty of spec rumours crossing our desk.

Rumours are that the Shield Tablet 2 will still run on Android, this time using the updated 5.1 Lollipop version, it will offer 10 hours of video viewing and web browsing before the battery needs to be charged.

If you do a lot of gaming the tablet will be dead in your hands after five hours unless you plug it into the mains. You might want to notifiy the local fire department.

The first Nvidia Shield Tablet used Tegra X1 SoC processor and came with an 8 inch display screen with 1920 x 1200 resolution that offered users the ability to output 4K resolution to TVs. Nvidia Shield Tablet 2 retains this resolution but will have 5- mega pixel camera both at the front and at the rear of the device. Also in front are two front-facing speakers.

Reports say that the Shield two will have a micro- USB, microSD and mini HDMI ports on the side and it will be a lighter 13.1 oz.

Its extra screen space and extra internal thermal shield keeps the tablet from catching on fire but adds to the weight. Another feature at the back of each unit is a slip-resistant surface to stop you dropping it while playing.

It has been estimated that there will be a retail price of US$ 299 (wifi version) which means it is affordable, if it does not get too hot to hold.

Last modified on 09 September 2015
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