The Nexus 9 is supposedly an HTC made tablet that will sport an 8.9 inch 1440×2560 display and that’s everything we’ve known about the Google device so far. A new leak has surfaced via Antutu Benchmark earlier, though, indicating LTE support.
The Nexus 9 tablet will run a 64 bit Tegra K1 Denver, Android L 5.0 and a 45,923 score on the Antutu benchmark test, which is a pretty admirable feat. The benchmark also shows an IMEI number indicating LTE connectivity, so Google might be planning an LTE enabled tablet launch earlier than expected.
The Nexus 9 comes as a powerful tablet on the market and it will surely trump many of the newcomers. Rumors say that even though the Nexus 9 might come equipped with the hardcore Tegra processor, it might encounter overheating issues because of the sheer power of the processor compared to the light and small frame of the tablet. We don’t know how much this will matter, but Google promises that the Nexus 9 will be a revolutionary tablet. The aluminum zero-gap construction of the tablet will surely impress many, as well.
The HTC made Nexus 9 will probably come with 4 GB RAM, 8 MP rear and 3 MP front camera and up to 32 GB storage. We don’t know whether we will have a microSD card slot, but we are hoping for one, otherwise what can you do with such a powerful device? Front facing stereo speakers and a light, thin frame have been advertised on the internet lately, so we might see a competitor to the iPad Air 2. The retail price of the Nexus 9 will be probably higher than $350, but it might stay at this sum to avoid competing with others.
The Nexus 9 has been dubbed Volantis and Nexus 8, things remaining a tad unclear whether Google is planning one or two tablets for this fall, but most sources insist that only the Nexus 9 is a sure fact. Otherwise, the HTC made tablet might even be the last in the Nexus line, since Google is planning to launch Android Silver. There has been a lot of controversy and rumors around the Nexus and Android Silver lines and nobody is sure what to believe yet, but we know that IFA will probably clear everything up and let us know what Google is planning.
If we don’t find out at IFA, the Nexus 9 release date is rumored to take place in late October or early November, so keep your socks on and be patient, Google is coming.