Prior to its official launch, the Nexus 9 has been the topic of numerous leaks and rumors pointing to a spec’d out tablet that is said to sport 5GB of RAM , an 8.9-inch display with a QXGA screen resolution resolution (2048×1536) and will be powered by a new NVidia Tegra K1 64-bit processor.
Sadly, the Nexus 9 falls way short of the rumored 5GB RAM as the slate only comes with 2GB. However, the rumor-mongers were spot on with their speculations about the tablet rocking the aforementioned display and chip.
Some of the other notable features of the Nexus 9 include two front-facing speakers called BoomSound which HTC has included on some of their notable handsets. Apart from that, the tablet is equipped with an 8-megapixel autofocus camera on the back and 1.6MP on the front, both of which are paired with an f/2.4 lens.
Google/HTC Nexus 9 specs:
8.9-inch QXGA (2048×1536 ) IPS LCD display @287ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.5GHz NVidia Tegra K1 dual-core processor, 64-bit
192-core Kepler GPU
16GB and 32GB, 64GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 a/c, MIMO (2×2)
8MP Autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
1.6MP front-facing camera
Non-removable 6700mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
153.68mm x 228.25mm x 7.95mm (dimensions)
425 grams (436 grams for LTE) weight
The new Google/HTC Nexus 9 will be available for pre-order starting on October 17 and will be sold for USD399 for the 16GB variant and USD479 for the 32GB model. The LTE-enabled version, on the other hand, will retail for USD599.