If you own a Nexus tablet and are waiting impatiently for the release of the next-gen device, you can soak up the HTC Nexus 9 leaks that are doing the rounds on the internet. Most of the reports are pointing to an imminent launch sometime during the middle of this month or early next as the device has just passed FCC. If you’d like to know what else is being mentioned about the Nexus 9 read on.
HTC Nexus 9 Leaks
The Nexus 9 is HTC’s first tablet since its disastrous HTC Flyer and HTC Jetstream debut. It is said that the HTC 9 will be carry a premium design and feature high end specs and should be way better than both the Samsung Nexus 10 and the Asus Nexus 7. However, a reported leak from @upleaks shows the HTC Nexus 9 to have a design similar to the current crop of Nexus device. There are also reports that indicate that the tablet will have a matte soft plastic feel. If that indeed is the case, then previous rumors that an all body metal framework will prove to be false.
The HTC Nexus 9 should sport an 8.9 inch display but there is too much speculation when it comes to the resolution. Reports in June indicated that the tablet would have a resolution of 2048 x 1440 with a 4:3 aspect ratio and 281ppi. Recent reports however indicate that it might be featuring a resolution of 2560 x 1600.
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RAM reports have also been conflicting with older rumors suggesting a 2GB RAM while more recent reports suggest a much more impressive 4GB. If indeed the HTC Nexus 9 comes with the 64-bit Tegra K1 processor, as rumored, it will pair up nicely with the 4GB RAM.
FCC documents reveal that the tablet will come in two variants, a 16GB and 32GB version. It will also have Wi-Fi 802 connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC capabilities. There is also talk of a 4G LTE version in the works. Consistent reports also indicate that the tablet will have an 8MP rear camera and front-facing dual-stereo HTC BoomSound speakers. . There are also rumors that the Nexus 9 will launch with a snap on keyboard cover that can turn the device into a laptop. If indeed that turns out to be true, it could be a major boost for people who want the tablets to take over the rather bulky laptops for most of their work and productivity activities.
The Nexus 9 is expected to be unveiled on the 15th or 16th of this month, but Google has not yet set a date for the event. Pricing for the product is anybody’s guess with most reports suggesting that it could be on the high end.
While most of the rumors appear to be about the tech specs of the Nexus 9 we haven’t heard anything innovative about the tablet. In the end, the Nexus may turn out to be just another tablet on the rack.