According to a listing at the FCC, a new Nvidia Shield TV model is on the way. In the Android TV world, the Nvidia Shield TV is still the best option available so far. However, the aging hardware is due for an update. Today, an FCC listing for an updated Nvidia Shield TV has been revealed, hinting that a launch could be around the corner.
The product is referred to as the “NVIDIA Corporation SHIELD Android TV Game Console P3430”, and will likely use the Tegra X1 T210 B01 processor that seems to be in the new Nintendo Switch Lite, along with the updated Switch with longer battery life.
The FCC filing gives a strong hint that Nvidia’s work on a third-generation Android TV is well underway. Currently, no images of the hardware are revealed in this listing, but there’s an additional confirmation of an updated chipset under the hood.
In past leaks, it was displayed that this new Nvidia Shield TV, codenamed “mdarcy” is probably going to be a minor modification. Android Pie would ship with the new hardware out of the box, and updated peripherals might also be included. Given the complaints surrounding the remote on the second-generation Shield, upgrades in that department would certainly be welcome.
It’s uncertain when Nvidia might officially reveal a new Shield TV, but 2017 reveal arrived at CES in January. Perhaps the same sequence will follow for a 2020 revision. Notably, the confidential details of the FCC listing are to be kept for 180 days, so it seems possible that the official announcement is still a way out.