Last year, NVIDIA took a chance and released the so-called “Project Shield” which, as most of you already know, is a hand-held console that quickly became popular on a global scale, despite the fact that availability was as narrow as it can get. Once it dropped the “Project” part from its moniker, the original Shield has been launched only in the US and Canada, with the rest of the world feeling like it was window shopping.
Now, according to recent reports, NVIDIA is working on a sequel, and unlike the original model, the Shield 2 seems to be getting ready for a launch at a global scale. Check back after the break for more.
NVIDIA Shield 2 Global Release in One Month From Now?
Earlier today we’ve come across fresh reports suggesting that the NVIDIA Shield 2 will not only be released in the US, but it will be launched on a global scale starting with July 22. The information came from “several sources” cited by the French media, and if these reports come to pass, then we’re less than one month away from being able to take the Shield 2 for a spin.
As far as the console’s hardware specifications go, like we discovered earlier this year, the device will probably be powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 CPU clocked at 2.5 GHz, a GeForce Kepler GPU boasting almost 200 CUDA cores, and 4 GB of RAM. There should also be 16 GB of storage, and the device appears to take advantage of Android 4.4.2 KitKat and a 1440 x 810 display.
One of the greatest features offered by the Shield is the ability to stream PC games via Wi-Fi or other types of networks, and with the Shield 2 we expect a large number of improvements to have been implemented to the system.
What are your expectations from the NVIDIA Shield 2? Would you be interested in buying one?