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HTC-built Nexus 8 tablet has awesome specs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Aug 2014 12:18 User comments (3)

HTC-built Nexus 8 tablet has awesome specs If a new leak is to be believed, the upcoming Nexus 8 tablet will have awesome specs to go along with the latest Android operating system.
It has been long rumored that HTC's "Volantis"/"T1"/"Flounder" tablet is really the next Google Nexus device, and we now have alleged specs for the Volantis.

The device will have a 2560 x 1600 resolution 8.9-inch display, right in between the Nexus 7's 7-inch display and the Nexus 10's 10.1-inch display and more in line with newer high-end form factors.

Under the hood, the tablet will be powered by a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor (which kills the competition, see our review here) and 4GB RAM. Additionally, it has an aluminum body, premium compared to the rubber and plastic of its other iterations. Volantis will launch with Android 5.0 "L"

The device's cameras will also get an upgrade, up to 1.6MP/8MP.

Pricing and availability has not been confirmed but expect $399 and a launch in October.

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3 user comments

18.8.2014 12:46

Hope this spec's stand true, if so count me in. Been waiting on something like this to replace my ASUS T1 Tablet, it's really showing it's age. I bought my wife an 2013 Nexus 7 and I'm really impressed with how it still runs after a year.

29.8.2014 0:27

Excellent. It'll be a nice upgrade to my aging Nexus 7 (2012).

39.8.2014 13:30

Hope it is true so I can finally get a Nexus tablet!

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