Nvidia’s Shield Tablet has only been available for about six weeks but the company is already adding a new model with 32GB of storage and LTE connectivity.
Nvidia talked about both of these features when the Shield Tablet was announced earlier this summer but only the 16GB WiFi model was made available at launch. The company has promised a 32GB version with LTE ‘in the coming months’ and made good on its word this morning.
Storage and connectivity aside, the Shield Tablet is based on Nvidia’s own Tegra K1 chip and sports an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS display, along with 2GB of RAM, dual-band MIMO WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 5MP camera in the back, a DirectStylus 2 pen, and Android 4.4.2. We already know that the LTE version of the Shield Tablet supports bands 2,4,5,6,17, so it’s compatible with carriers here in the Great White North, though Nvidia has yet to talk about Canadian availability. The company is currently only accepting pre-orders in the US and Europe with a ship date of September 30th.
We’ve contacted Nvidia for information on pricing and a release date for Canada, and will keep you posted. We’re assuming if it does make it to Canada, it will cost C$429, as the 16GB WiFi-only model launched at C$329 in Canada and the price difference between the 16GB WiFi and 32 GB LTE models in the United States is $100 (US$299/US$399).
Update: Nvidia says it’s working on timing for Canadian availability but doesn’t have anything to announced at this time.