While the future of Google's mobile Nexus line is in doubt, there is nothing to suggest that it's tablets will be going anywhere. It has been revealed that HTC is making the next Google nexus tablet featuring Nvidia's powerful Tegra K1 processor.
The 8.9 Inch tablet is codenamed the HTC Voltanis but will likely be released as the Nexus 9. Android Police managed to get its hands on leaked specifications, featuring a 1440p display and Nvidia's recently released Tegra K1 processor, which you may know of from the project Logan demo's.
According to Android Police, the tablet will feature HTC's popular unibody, aluminum design too.
Here's the full list of specifications:
- 8.9″ Display at 2048×1440 (281ppi)
- NVIDIA Logan 64-bit processor (Tegra K1)
- 2GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- 8MP OIS main camera, 3MP front facing camera
- Aluminum zero-gap construction
- Stereo front-facing speakers
- 8.91″x5.98″x0.31″ body (that's 22.63×15.19×0.79cm)
- 418g (or 427g with LTE) (that's 14.74/15.1 ounces)
Here's a quick look at the Tegra K1's GPU demo:[yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpvfTuaO75k']
The tablet's new build resembles the iPad Mini, moving away from the slimmer Nexus 7 design. Voltanis is due to release in Q4 of this year and won't be revealed at Google I/O, which takes place soon. The Nexus 9 will be a premium tablet, much like the Nexus 10 was, so expect it to cost about as much.
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KitGuru Says: HTC have done a lot to prove themselves since the release of the HTC One. If the Nexus 9 does in-fact contain a Tegra K1 processor then this will be a truly powerful tablet. Do you guys like the sound of HTC's Nexus tablet? What do you guys think of the Project Logan demo?
Source: Android Police