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A new Nvidia Shield TV could be on its way

A new FCC listing has cropped up for the next-gen Nvidia Shield TV

It looks like Nvidia’s third-generation Shield TV is on its way after a recent FCC listing labelled “NVIDIA Corporation SHIELD Android TV Game Console P3430” was unearthed.

The item, which was filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), suggests Nvidia is indeed working to upgrade the current iteration, the Nvidia Shield TV, which is our favourite Android TV box.

However, with the most up-to-date version of the Nvidia Shield TV box debuting back in 2017, it’s fair to say the hardware is getting a little dated. Now it looks like Nvidia has clocked on, with this FCC listing hinting at a serious upgrade in the upcoming months.

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The Tegra processor that’s set to be included in the new Nvidia Shield TV is the Tegra X1 T210 B01 – marking a significant upgrade over the Tegra X1 A2 powering the current model. While the listing doesn’t reveal any more concrete specs, the processor upgrade and two-to-three-year interim period (allowing ample time for R&D) suggest good things are to come.

The filing comes hot on the heels of a discovery of a new Shield TV iteration on the Google Play developer console. Back in June, a new variant of the Nvidia Shield TV running Android 9 Pie was spotted in the Google Play device catalogue, and this most recent FCC listing serves to pile on the evidence for an imminent upgrade.

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As for when we can expect the nascent next-generation Nvidia Shield TV to arrive, the company has not yet given any hints. The last time we saw a new Nvidia Shield TV was back at CES in January 2017, so we’re going to take an educated guess and predict that the third-generation release will follow suit at CES 2020.

As for when you can expect to hear more from Nvidia, don’t hold your breath. The FCC listing’s confidential details are kept under wraps for 180 days. However, leaks and rumours may abound in the coming months, so be sure to check back.

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