For better or worse, Nvidia’s Shield experiment is praise-worthy, regardless of sluggish sales and overall middling critical reception. Granted, the handheld console is years away from revolutionizing the mobile game market, as Nvidia probably envisioned, but a sequel is in the works and leaked info makes it look pretty amazing. As long as it’s legit.
Which we think it is, based also on an FCC certification granted to the “Shield 2” a couple of days back. Listed as the P2570, the forthcoming console is aesthetically an almost perfect match for the original Android-running gizmo.
But that’s not the sole tidbit confirming this is indeed Shield’s follow-up. The model number adds extra credence to the speculation, given the first-gen was known as the P2450. Sadly, FCC being as secretive as usual, reveals little else on the device no doubt likely to see daylight by the end of July. August, at the latest.
So in a nutshell, we know it’s coming and presume it’s powered by a state-of-the-art Tegra K1 processor, paired with 4 whopping gigs of RAM. The display, measuring between 5 and 5.5 inches, sports 1,440 x 900 pixels resolution, and Android 4.4 KitKat predictably runs the software show. Doesn’t sound like a miracle worker, sure, but it’s clearly a (small) step in the right direction.