What appears to be the Nvidia Shield Tablet X1 aka Nvidia Shield Tablet 2, got its FCC filings published today, where we got some more specifications leaked by an official authority.
The new Nvidia Shield Tablet X1 specs include dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, a 5100 mAh battery, and the 350 gram weight along with 8 mm thickness. The internal model number of the new Nvidia Shield Tablet X1 is P2290.
Nvidia Shield Tablet X1 or Nvidia Shield Tablet 2 if you will, was also purportedly benchmarked in November, with the powerful 1.9 GHz Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, 3GB of RAM, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, an 8-inch screen with 1920 x 1200 resolution, and 32GB storage.
Which means that if those specs are confirmed to be true, then the upgrade of the original Shield Tablet(s) is to the newest graphics intense Tegra X1 processor, and 1GB more RAM, from 2GB to 3GB.
That bump upwards would fit this gaming tablet nicely, since this is a gaming tablet first of all.
Although when the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 was relaunched in November, Nvidia dropped the price to just $199, making it something of a bargain. So at that price the Shield Tablet appeals to more than gamers, and it has been updated to Android 6.0.1 since launch too.
Although in the 8-inch Android tablet category there are two more bargains with high specs that should be considered too for those whose main objective may not be gaming, such as the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580C) and Xiaomi MiPad 2 , both of which are even cheaper than the Nvidia Shield Tablet.
– Tom Bowen