NVIDIA may be getting ready to launch a new version of its Android TV-based Shield console for gaming and media streaming. The original Shield hit the streets close to two years ago, and we’ve been seeing hints suggesting a new model is on the way for months.
Now Android Police has published a set of leaked images that give us an idea of what the new hardware will look like. Spoiler alert: not that different from the original.
The report does say that the next-gen Shield TV appears to come in two different sizes. It’s possible a larger model may have additional storage, ports, or other features, but the differences between the larger and smaller boxes are unclear at the moment. Detailed specs also aren’t available.
What we do know is that the game controller has a new design with handles that look like they’d have more surface area to grip, but an unusual angular arrangement for just about every surface except the buttons, sticks, and D-pad.
It’s likely that NVIDIA will reveal more information about the new Shield TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
The first-generation model features an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, 3GB of RAM, and support for 4K content. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of hardware NVIDIA stuffs into the new model, since most of the company’s Tegra chip announcement for the past few years have been around automotive systems rather than mobile or console-style devices like the company’s Shield tablet or TV box.