It seems that 2014’s Shield K1 tablet will finally get a successor since yet an unannounced new model of Nvidia’s gaming tablet passed through FCC testing. The model number of the new device is P2523, and it will support 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi bands but, except that, only its dimensions and weight are detailed.
Dimensions of the new Shield Tablet are 8.6 x 4.8 x 0.3 inches (218 x 122 x 7.62 mm) and it weighs 349 grams; if we compare it to K1 model (221 x 126 x 9.2 mm), it is clear that a new tablet will pack an 8-inch screen; other than that, it will also be a bit thinner with slightly smaller bezels.
Although there are no confirmed details about the hardware part of the new Shield tablet, there are some rumors telling of QHD (2560×1440) display resolution and 4GB of RAM. The tablet should pack a 6800mAh battery, much larger than the one Shield K1 has (5200mAh). Impressive, since the new model is much thinner than its predecessor.
It is unknown whether the new Shield tablet will come with Android 7.0, but rumors suggest that it will be ready for Google’s new VR platform (Daydream) which will be available only on Android 7. The tablet also may come with USB Type-C port.
We don’t have any information regarding its release date and price, but since K1 costs around $200, it’s safe to assume that the price point of the new model will be similar.