About two months ago, we‘ve posted a rumor of an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet that HTC might be manufacturing. Those rumors weren’t far off as another leak shows exactly that, while also having a list of specs and even pricing to go with it.
HTC Nexus 9 (Volantis) specs:
8.9-inch display @ 2048 x 1440 resolution, 218 ppi
64-bit NVIDIA Logan processor (Tegra K1)
8MP rear camera with OIS
3MP front camera
Stereo front-facing speakers
8.91 x 5.98 x 0.31 inches
418 grams (Wi-Fi only) 427 grams (LTE)
The new Nexus tablet, called Volantis, was reported to come in an aluminium zero-gap form factor with tapered sides and a powerful Tegra K1 processor. We could be looking at around $399 (approx. Php17,500) for the 16GB model and $499 (approx. Php22,000) for the 32GB variant. These are the Wi-Fi only versions, though, and having LTE connectivity might set you back to $600 (approx. Php26,000) at the least.
Originally pegged for a June release, the source points out that we might be seeing this tablet around the last quarter of 2014 before Android Silver is expected to debut its program in 2015. To those wishing for another HTC-made Nexus device, what do you think of the Volantis?