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Nvidia Shield 2 promises some hefty firepower

Nvidia Shield 2 promises some hefty firepower
Shield, it's time for an upgrade

The original Nvidia Shield was a neat way of getting PC gaming onto a handheld and, although it didn't quite set the world alight, it looks as though Nvidia is determined to push ahead with a sequel.

A new Shield device has been spotted being tested over at AnTuTu. This one runs a meaty 2.5GHz K1 processor with 4GB of RAM and a Kepler graphics unit.

The resolution of this Shield is 1440 x 810 pixels, while the original sits at 1280 x 720. As G for Games points out, it's possible that the extra height is to accommodate the Android nav bar.

Finally, it looks like the Shield 2 will arrive running Android 4.2.2 KitKat and will have a 0.3MP front-facing camera. All in all it sounds decent, but we hope it looks a bit sleeker than the original. And a global release would be nice too, yeah?

Hugh Langley

Hugh Langley is the ex-News Editor of TechRadar. He had written for many magazines and websites including Business Insider, The Telegraph, IGN, Gizmodo, Entrepreneur Magazine, WIRED (UK), TrustedReviews, Business Insider Australia, Business Insider India, Business Insider Singapore and more.