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NVIDIA SHIELD 2 (P2570) Hits FCC, Curved Backside Shown Off

Thanks to a recent FCC filing, we can now be on the lookout for an announcement regarding a SHIELD 2 device from NVIDIA. A controller-shaped console hit the Commission with model number P2570, and with the original SHIELD unit sporting model number P2450, there are not many other devices this could be.

Looking at the lonely diagram taken from the official filing, we can see that SHIELD 2 will likely be a bit slimmer than the original SHIELD, as that device was a tad on the bulky side. Besides the backside, no other images can be found within the report. 

However, being the fantastic speculators we are, our guess is that NVIDIA will throw in its Tegra K1 processor to power this device, as well as give the display a nice bump up to Full HD from the current 720p resolution SHIELD sports today.

Those two improvements would be worth the upgrade by themselves.

Do you have anything on your list for what you would like to see from the SHIELD 2?

Via: Engadget | FCC
  • Griff

    I would love if it was compatible with GT processors for game streaming. Don’t really feel like buying a new gaming laptop. (Or PC)

  • renz

    Shield 2 aside what happen to OUYA 2? I thought they promise to update OUYA on yearly basis

  • Kennyboy

    A screen as big as a a Wii U gamepad.



  • An Tran

    Lovely, can’t wait to see if they made additional improvements. I’m going to skip on this one like I did the original, but I’m really hoping that nVidia keeps up this Project Shield product line. I’m waiting for the next version that will likely have the Tegra Erista; I have a feeling that SoC’s potential power will keep me satisfied in the mobile gaming arena for many years to come.

  • Twilightlicous

    With the right support from developers (LOOKING AT YOU VALVE) This could be a great competitor for the Vita and 3DS.

    • renz

      IMO Valve are more interested with PC (SteamOS) stuff than handheld device. True there are Portal and Half
      Life 2 on Shield now but that’s because nvidia ask Valve permission to port the title to android. And the actual porting was done by nvidia as well.


    I want it NOW!!!

  • when are these nice chinese devs gonna make a working 3ds emulator so i can play some damn 3ds zelda and other games on my phone!…loveee myboy gba emulator for my old school pokemon(fav childhood game) but i want an upgrade

  • i guess it did well enough to make a sequal…this will prob be a real nice little device…if i was rich with money to blow on needless things id cop one

  • John Jenness

    I clicked this article just because you mentioned a “curved backside”.

  • Asmodai

    I’d like a 64bit “Denver” based Shield with at least 4GB of RAM. I’m actually fine with 720p on a 5″ screen and I wouldn’t want to pay extra for a > 1080p screen as pushing the resolution too high is going to make the GPU struggle on intense games. USB 3 support would be nice as well.

  • Sky

    sweet , i almost got the OG shield when it hit a bunch of price drops lately , but i wanted to wait and see if NVIDIA was going to unviel the S2 …can’t wait,probably pick it up if it’s the right price. 🙂

  • MichaelFranz

    i wish shield would also play PS Vita games or other games. As much as i love gaming and respect the rise of mobile platform gaming, i just wish there was more cross platform ability giving more options.

    • we need better emulators

      • Taximoris

        If they make it fast enough to run a ps2 emulator and maybe gamecube ill buy it in an heartbeat and maybe 7 inch screen so u can see peeps better when playing a shooting game.

    • Asmodai

      I can’t see nVidia doing it but I believe it would be possible for them to submit Shield to Sony to get PlayStation Mobile certified but that’s about it. Sony isn’t going to let some other device run Vita games. HTC, Sharp, and others have PlayStation certified devices in addition to Sony’s own however so I don’t see why they wouldn’t grant nVidia certification.

      • renz

        Sony makes exclusive title on the handheld so people have a reason to buy vita. To be honest I’m not sure if Sony will grant nvidia the certification. Shield is already considered as handheld console.

    • renz

      Did you meant cross platform play between the device or something about porting vita titles to android? If you mean the
      later then it can be done. But it depends on what kind of aggrement did vita developer have sign with Sony. For example Zombie Tycoon 2 which is a PS3/Vita title has been port to Shield (not sure if the game still exclusive to Shield since the game will not work without controller). But for games like Kill Zone series I think we won’t ever see it outside play station console because of their exclusive deal with Sony

  • jimbob

    Baby Got Back!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I gave up on handhelds so long ago the Shield doesn’t even get my heart going a blip faster.

  • Gonna have to be $50 or less before Ill get one. The features are good but just not worth it to me above that.

    • John Davids

      You clearly are not aware of what the device is capable of to claim it is only worth $50. That, or you are simply ignorant to current pricing structures.

      • Panty Shield Deluxe

        I wouldn’t take it if they paid me.

        • John Davids

          It is probably for the better. Best to leave these things to people who understand them.

      • I know exactly what it is capable of. Nothing more than what my Nexus 5 or 7 could do with splashtop and a ps3 controller.

        • John Davids

          I would absolutely love to see your N5 live-stream your copy of Titanfall from your PC, over the internet, to my home TV. Because SHIELD can do that.

          • I would love to see the shield do that too.

          • John Davids
          • Like I said, would love to see it do it.

          • John Davids

            The good thing about facts is that everyone doesn’t need to see them for it to be true. Your N5 can’t do that, the SHIELD can, which is just further proof to my thesis that you are simply ignorant to what this device is capable of and the value attached to that functionality.

          • You are talking about a feature in BETA testing that requires ideal conditions in order for it to work.

          • John Davids

            I’ve used the stream with zero issues and I use it in far less than ideal conditions. You are just butthurt that you are plainly categorically wrong when you said “nothing more than my N5 + PS3 controller can do” and that I called you out for it. Even outside of internet streaming, your N5 setup can’t stream 4K. Can’t act as a console and allow multiple BT controllers to connect to it and stream your Steam collection. And on, and on, and on…

            But it’s OK. While you are fumbling with your antiquated, incomplete, and unpolished solution.. I’ll be seamlessly picking up my Batman Arkham City save on the hotel TV from my home computer while I am on business travel and getting in a few levels before lunch.

            Cheers! 🙂

          • Enjoy your overpriced toy.

          • John Davids

            Thank you, I will! I could get into a discussion on how you could categorize all new and bleeding-edge tech as overpriced thus should not matter to a technology enthusiast, but I digress.

            Also, pro tip, you need to fix the following HTML code (along with quite a lot else) on your website:

            Dead image. Also consider dropping the visitor counter at the bottom, it screams “I made this with Geocities in 1998!”


          • renz

            So PS vita must be over priced for you too then.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            It’s so annoying how people don’t understand how great of a device the Shield is. I love mine.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Not for nothing but I streamed Titanfall flawlessly from my PC to the shield from 50 miles away over my T-Mobile LTE connection.

        • Hammer J Chase

          And you can get a Nexus 5 or 7 + PS3 controller for 50 bucks?

          • No, just saying I already have them so I dont need to go buy something else for $200-300

  • Ryan Powell

    I never thought the NVIDIA Shield was something I wanted but as time goes on I really wish I had one for game streaming. The only thing keeping me from getting one now has been knowing a new version would be out soon enough. Glad to see that is happening.

  • MettaWorldTroll

    Hope it’s the 64bit Denver cchip…