Without a doubt the most popular Nexus devices over the past couple years have been the Nexus tablets. The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 were widely accepted as the best value and best choice in their respective form factors. However with rumors for Android Silver in the works and the end of the Nexus program, it was completely unknown if we would ever see another Nexus tablet.
But now that has all changed. According to a new leak from Android Police, Google will be launching a new HTC-made Nexus tablet in Q4 of this year. Unlike previous Nexus tablets however, this new one comes with an 8.9 inch display and a premium design. The internal name for the device is the Nexus 9, however that could easily change before the device ever hits the Google Play Store. The specs are shown off below.
- 8.9″ inch 2048×1440 – 281ppi
- NVIDIA K1 Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16/32GB Internal Storage
- 8MP OIS Rear Camera
- 3MP Front Camera
- Aluminum Zero-Gap Body
- Front-Facing Stereo Speakers
Not too long ago a few leaks game out showing off the name “flouder” in Google’s code which led us to believe a new Nexus tablet was in the works, and according to Android Police this is it. The name of the tablet is the HTC Volantis but as said above, this tablet is internally called the Nexus 9.
The tablet is actually slightly thinner than the 2013 Nexus 7 which in itself is already quite impressive, but it is also slightly thicker than the recently released Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. According to the leaked info this tablet should come in at a price point of $399 for a WiFi only 16GB model, and $499 for a Wifi only 32GB model. LTE will also be available for an extra cost. This device falls right in between the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 in screen size which leads me to believe that a Nexus 8 is probably out of the question if these leaks are to be believed.
What are your thoughts? Does a premium HTC-made Nexus tablet sound good to you? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Android Police