HTC is building a new 8.9 inch Nexus tablet “HTC’s Volantis”, powered by NVIDIA Logan 64-bit processor (Tegra K1) and having 16/32 GB internal storage. Android Police has reported all the possible specs, features, and pricing, as well as an early look.
The site claims that the tablet is internally referred to as the Nexus 9, though this name could change before it comes to the market. Google currently has the Nexus 7, its cheap and small Android tablet built by Asus, and Nexus 10, a larger tablet by Samsung, on the market.
The report claims that it has full confidence in their information about this Nexus 9 tablet by HTC. According to the information obtained by the source, the tablet has 8.9’’ display at 2048×1440 (281ppi), 2GB RAM, 8MP OIS main camera for photography and videography, 3MP front facing camera for video calling, stereo front-facing speakers and weight 418g (or 427g with LTE).
In the image, HTC Volantis looks like the LG’s Nexus 5 and ASUS’ 2013 Nexus 7, but it has much different specs including its signature front-facing stereo speakers like HTC One and it also has metallic case.
The Google is expected to sell the tablet at $399 for the 16GB version and 32GB cost $499. And if you wants LTE connectivity, than you will have to pay an extra cost, possibly in the $600+ range, according to the leaked plans.
The information available from the report also tells us about the release of the device, it is expected to be the launch device for Android’s L release, pegged for an unspecified date in Q4 (fourth quarter of) 2014.
via: Android Police