It is known that Google has teamed up with the Taiwanese tech giant HTC in order to create its next Nexus tablet allegedly called the Nexus 9. With this Nexus tablet, HTC will be entering the tablet space after over three years since the unsuccessful HTC Flyer and HTC Jetstream. The upcoming Nexus 9 is claimed to run on the Android L update as the other Nexus devices to arrive this year. As the tablet’s launch is getting closer, here we come up with all the details we know about it till now.
Previously, the Nexus 7 tablets that were launched came with 16:9 ratio, but the Nexus 9 is claimed to arrive with a more squarish design with 4:3 ratio. Lately, a leaked photo showed the tablet’s rear revealing its matte finish featuring Nexus and HTC logos. Also, the Nexus 9 is speculated to measure 7.9 mm in thickness that is relatively thicker than the iPad mini that is 7.5 mm thick. Moreover, the device is claimed to weigh 416 grams, that a bit heftier than the iPad mini weighing in at 331 grams.
Google Nexus 9 is believed to house an 8.9 inch display with a screen resolution of 2048×1440 pixels packing a pixel density of 281 pixels per inch. Also, as aforementioned the screen is likely to boast a ratio of 4:3. When it comes to raw hardware, the tablet is speculated to be stuffed with a Nvidia Tegra K1 processor that is backed by 2 GB of RAM.
On the imaging front, the Nexus 9 tablet is said to boast of an 8 MP primary camera coupled with optical image stabilization and use a 3 MP front facing selfie camera onboard. The slate is claimed to arrive with 16 GB and 32 GB storage options and it is widely known to run on Android L out of the box.
Price and Availability
Few media reports suggest that the Nexus 9 could be priced at $400 and $500 for the 16 GB and 32 GB variants respectively. As HTC is hosting an event in New York City tomorrow, there are speculations that the vendor could unveil the Nexus 9 at the event along with other devices. The other dates also considered for the tablet’s launch are October 15 or 16, where Google could launch the Nexus 9 tablet and Motorola made Nexus 6 smartphone.
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