However, now an FCC filing has revealed that we might be seeing a new portable Shield soon after all.
However the internals have seen an upgrade. Instead of the Tegra 4 chip that was powering the original handheld, according to the new Shield will contain a Tegra X1 processor, which is the same chip that was found inside the set-top Shield console, and which is rumored to be powering the new console in some form.
The screen has also seen a resolution and size increase from the original’s 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) screen to a 5.66-inch 1440 x 810 screen.
Wi-Fi should also see an upgrade to the 802.11ac standard, which will be helpful when streaming games from a desktop PC over a home network.
We have contacted Nvidia for comment and will update this piece when they respond.
- Check out our review of the Nvidia Shield home console