GFXBench’s database of device benchmark scores was updated with a new entry a couple of days ago, portraying the scores of an unannounced next-gen Nook tablet, as well as revealing some of its specs.
The new Barnes & Noble slate has the codename BNTV800. It runs on Android 4.2 Jellybean, and packs a Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core chip clocked at 1.8GHz. Its display sports a resolution of 1620×1200 pixels, resulting with 4:3 aspect ratio, suitable for reading e-books, but not so convenient for watching movies.
The scores indicate that the performance of the new Nook tablet won’t be an issue, but if you compare them with a Snapdragon 800-running device, say, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX (the fiercest rival of the Barnes & Noble slate), you’ll see that it falls a little short in that department. Nevertheless, the difference isn’t big enough to be felt in real life.
We bet an official announcement from B&N is coming soon, as the holidays are just around the corner. Would you ask Santa for a new Nook tablet?