Oh Nvidia, you can't deny it now.
The Nvidia tablet rumors refuse to die because, it seems, Nvidia may actually be working on a tablet despite the company indicating otherwise. New evidence of a tablet entry has emerged in the form of high-res product photos supposedly leaked by Taiwan's version of the FCC. Sources are also claiming that the Nvidia Tegra Tab and Nvidia Tegra Note are the same device.
The leaked images clearly show a 7 inch Tegra Note sporting what looks to be the same fine white-tip stylus Nvidia Jen-Hsun Huang used to demonstrate the company's DirectStylus tech during Computex in June. Heck, the leaked photos even show the exact same tablet he used to demonstrate the new Tegra 4 features. That said, at this point, what's the use in denying the tablet rumors?
So far, the specs include the obvious Tegra 4 SoC, a 1280 x 736 resolution, a 5MP camera with auto focus on the back (no LED flash), a camera on the front, and dual front speakers similar to what's used on the HTC One series. Also present is a Micro USB port, a Micro HDMI port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The tablet will also supposedly support microSD TransFlash memory cards.
The photos also show the stylus port parked between the power button and the Micro HDMI port on the right side when viewing the tablet horizontally from the back. The volume buttons and microSD card slot are strung along the top and what may be the microphone on the left side. A protective smart cover can be folded and set in three positions, similar to the iPad.
With all this mounting evidence indicating that Nvidia is developing an actual tablet (and not a reference design), why did we get a denial during Computex? "We will not build things that the market already has….such as smartphones, PCs and tablets," Huang said. Instead, Nvidia will continue to focus on GPUs for servers, data centers and mobile devices, he added.
Nvidia's Tegra Note could be revealed this week during IFA 2013 in Berlin, but we haven't seen anything in the pipeline regarding an official announcement, or even something of a hint. Last we checked, Nvidia said it doesn't comment on rumor and speculation.
The new gallery of leaked Tegra Note photos can be viewed here.