nvidia-shield-review-021Just the other day we heard that NVIDIA could be working on a new tablet codenamed “Mocha”. Given that NVIDIA already has the Tegra Note lineup of tablets, it was presumed that Mocha would be joining that lineup. However according to recent speculation, it seems that there is a chance that Mocha could instead be part of NVIDIA’s Shield lineup.


This speculation stems from the rumors that the device could feature NVIDIA’s GameStream technology. For those unfamiliar with this feature, it basically allows gamers to play Android games, but also stream PC games as long as they have a Kepler-based desktop system. This would suggest that the Mocha tablet could be a gaming tablet which would fall in line with the company’s Shield device.

The NVIDIA Shield, for those unfamiliar, is an Android-powered handheld gaming console. It was launched in 2013 and basically allowed gamers to play games on a device powered by Android. That being said it will be interesting to see how Mocha will fit into this theme, if it really will be part of the NVIDIA Shield lineup.

So far what we know about the NVIDIA Mocha tablet, based on its specs spotted on GFXBench, is that it will feature a 7.9-inch display. It is also rumored to pack a 2048×1536 resolution and will be powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra K1 chip. It will also come with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, support for OpenGL ES 3.1, and will run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. There will also be a 7MP rear-facing camera, a 4.8MP front-facing camera, and the usual connectivity options.

No word on when NVIDIA will be launching the Mocha tablet, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more information. In the meantime what do you guys think a gaming tablet might be like?

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