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Nvidia Shield Tegra 4-powered, Android-based handheld gaming device shipping this June for $349

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Nvidia Shield Tegra 4-powered, Android-based handheld gaming device shipping this June for $349

Nvidia has finally gives its Tegra 4-powered, Android-based handheld gaming device a price and release date. The device will start shipping in June and pre-orders begin May 20 for a price of $349.

Nvidia had announced the device as 'Project Shield' back in January at this year's CES in Las Vegas. It will be amongst the first devices to benefit from the power of Tegra 4 beneath its wings alongside 2GB of RAM. Nvidia confirmed the launch date and price via a blog post.

It comes with a 5-inch, 1280x720 HD retinal multitouch display and built-in speakers and features capability to play 4K video. Shield owners will be able to play games from Nvidia's own TegraZone, Google Play and Valve's Steam.

Nvidia Shield technical specifications

ProcessorNvidia Tegra 4 Quad Core Mobile Processor with 2GB RAM
Display5 inch 1280x720 (294 ppi) Multi-Touch Retinal Quality Display
AudioIntegrated Stereo Speakers with Built-in Microphone
Storage16GB Flash Storage
Lid ColorSilver
Wireless802.11n 2x2 Mimo Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 3.0
GPS
ConnectivityMini-HDMI output
Micro-USB 2.0
MicroSD storage slot
3.5mm stereo headphone jack with microphone support
Motion Sensors3 Axis Gyro
3 Axis Accelerometer
Input controlsDual analog joysticks
D-pad
Left/right analog triggers
Left/right bumpers
A/B/X/Y buttons
Volume control
Android Home and Back buttons
Start button
Nvidia power/multi-function button
Battery28.8 Watt Hours
Weight & Size579 grams
158mm (w) x 135mm (D) x 57mm (H)
Operating SystemAndroid Jelly Bean OS
SoftwareGoogle Play
TegraZone
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