Nvidia hasn't actually confirmed its existence yet, but if rumours are true, the graphics manufacturer will be launching the Nvidia Shield Tablet -- a gaming-focused tablet device with a wireless controller -- in North America on July 29th 2014.
Nvidia is currently teasing a big reveal with a countdown timer
that expires in a little over a day and a surprisingly in-depth text-base adventure game called Ultimate Quest
, but its big surprise looks to have been preempted by some leaked promotional materials that appears to confirm a lot of what we have previously heard about a Shield Tablet.
Tech blog Videocardz.com
) has 10 promotional images that include photos of the alleged device from many angles and full hardware specifications that describe a Tegra K1 powered Android tablet with a 8" 1920x1200 display, front and rear facing cameras, an accompanying stylus and a 16GB storage Wi-fi only variant, or a 32GB model that includes LTE mobile connectivity.
Unlike Nvidia's original Shield Portable, which had a built in controller attached to it, the Shield Tablet's controller is sold separately, with the promo material touting its latency and bandwidth advantages over traditional bluetooth controllers. Previous rumours suggested that the device would play native Android games, but like the original Shield, be able to wirelessly stream PC games from a desktop computer with a Nvidia graphics card.
Check out the full gallery of images over at videocardz.com