More evidence has been found for the existence of two new Nvidia Shield models. One should have a different design. The other model must be a simple update, with a better processor and the same design as the current model.
Two new Shield models – rumor
As it looks now, two new Nvidia Shield models will appear in the future. There have been rumors about this for some time, but XDA Developers has now found more evidence. The first model is called mdarcy and is said to be a simple update of the current media player, but with a new processor. Hidden in the recently released update for the media player, Experience 8.0 , is another model, called sif. The code contains references to things that we could possibly expect.
For example, the device will not have a TV tuner and USB port. There will, however, be an SD card slot. In addition, Nvidia would use the same new processor as in the mdarcy. Furthermore, it has come out that the design is drastically different: the Shield may take the form of a TV dongle. It is not yet clear when Nvidia will announce the new media player (s). The last presentation was during CES 2017, so we may hear more during CES 2020 in January.