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Nvidia Tegra K1 "Mocha" Tablet Appears in Benchmark

Here's the bad news right up front: the specs for an unannounced Nvidia device called "Mocha," originally posted on the GFXBench website, are no longer online. The good news is that Liliputing managed to grab the specs before they disappeared, and they're impressive for a 7.9-inch tablet.

According to the specs, the tablet will sport a 7.9-inch screen with a 2048 x 1536 resolution and at least a 5-point touch input. This tablet – and we say tablet because the Shield specs already showed up on AnTuTu – is powered by Nvidia's new Tegra K1 ARM Cortex-A15-based SoC.

As for other features, the list is slim: 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage (13 GB free), and support for OpenGL ES 3.1. Android 4.4.2 "KitKat" is the OS of choice, which is the same OS used on Nvidia's Shield handheld console. Liliputing also lists a 7MP camera on the back, a 4.8MP on the front, Wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, and GPS.

So now we're left with rumor and speculation. There's a good chance this will be a next-generation Tegra Note reference design, packing Nvidia's DirectStylus tech that allows chisel-tip styluses to draw lines of different widths based on the amount of pressure and angle.

News of a possible new reference design arrives after the Shield 2 specs leaked on a benchmark in April. If the numbers are true, the upcoming handheld will feature the Nvidia Tegra K1 chip with 192 CUDA cores powering a screen with a 1440 x 810 resolution. Also included is 4 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a 0.3MP camera.

  • DarkSable
    2GB of ram? Seriously?
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  • TheinsanegamerN
    2GB of ram? Seriously?
    Exactly how many apps on android use more than 1GB of ram? even after several days of intense usage of my N5, with tons of apps suspended, and chrome and asphalt 8 open, ive never seen even 1GB usage, let alone 2.
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  • jasonelmore
    I really hope the new Nvidia Shield has a 6" display. I love my current shield but find the screen size lacking.
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  • chicofehr
    I have no problem causing my web browser to crash with several tabs open at once and maxing out the 2GB of ram on it which just causes the browser to crash to home screen. Or opening 2 games at once or having 4 or 5 apps open at once then playing a movie then playing a game. Ok i had to test out that theory but I can max out 2GB if I want on any device I want.
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  • vinhn
    2GB of ram? Seriously?
    Exactly how many apps on android use more than 1GB of ram? even after several days of intense usage of my N5, with tons of apps suspended, and chrome and asphalt 8 open, ive never seen even 1GB usage, let alone 2.

    Some people just want to have a beefy specs just to look cool.
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  • Shadowarez
    Personally im waiting for least 4 gigs of ram and moving away from crap flash hdds. Mean cmon this isnt the 90's our tablet/phones can use more then 1.2-2mb transfer speeds. Soon as manufacturers discover these things called ssd's no more super slow flash hdds. And os taking 50% of available ram.
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  • DarkSable
    13256140 said:
    Exactly how many apps on android use more than 1GB of ram? even after several days of intense usage of my N5, with tons of apps suspended, and chrome and asphalt 8 open, ive never seen even 1GB usage, let alone 2.

    13257154 said:
    Some people just want to have a beefy specs just to look cool.

    ...or some people actually use their mobile devices for more than flash games, and don't want to have to cripple their browsing habits because the mobile device can't handle it.

    I use my nexus 5 extensively as well, both as a buisness phone and for quick research. Because of the way that I use my internet browser (that is, actually making good use of tabs), I do often find myself running out of ram.
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  • cats_Paw
    that resolution and only 13 free gb... does not seem to have a point rather than marketing
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  • Draven35
    DirectStylus isn't limited to only chisel-tip styluses, the HP Slate 7 Extreme uses a rounded conical point and can still do a fair job of emulating pressure sensitivity.
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  • ericburnby
    A15 based? Lame.
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