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Nvidia Shield refresh leaked ahead of CES

Specs on the new Shield have yet to be leaked, but an update to the Tegra X1 is a safe bet. (Source: Android Police)
Specs on the new Shield have yet to be leaked, but an update to the Tegra X1 is a safe bet. (Source: Android Police)
Images of an updated Nvidia Shield console have leaked ahead of CES. The Shield may come in two sizes and features an improved controller. Specs are unknown.

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It's been 2 years since Nvidia released their SHIELD gaming system and media center, but a leak posted by Android Police suggests a CES 2017 unveiling as well as possibly two available sizes.

The console and remote don't seem to look any different, but the controller's new design is strikingly angular, resembling an F-117 stealth fighter. The dual analog sticks look like they're possibly metal with rubber coating on the edges for grip, instead of all plastic on the previous model. It also looks a more ergonomic, as the hand-grips are much thinner.

The leaked pictures also hint that Nvidia will release the SHIELD in two sizes. One image shows the console next to the remote, yet only slightly taller than it. It appears that the smaller version is around 50% volume of the larger variant. Exactly what the differences between the two sizes are remain to be seen, as are the specifications. We can only assume that the 3 GB RAM and Nvidia Tegra X1 chip from the previous generation will be in for an upgrade.

The new controller is more ergonomic, yet sports a distinctively angular look. (Source: Android Police)
The new controller is more ergonomic, yet sports a distinctively angular look. (Source: Android Police)
Another leaked image shows a much smaller console next to the remove and controller. It's around half the size, and Android Police suggests that it may have reduced connectivity and performance. (Source: Android Police)
Another leaked image shows a much smaller console next to the remove and controller. It's around half the size, and Android Police suggests that it may have reduced connectivity and performance. (Source: Android Police)

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Douglas Black, 2016-12-20 (Update: 2016-12-20)