HTC to Build the 2014 Nexus Tablet, Here are Potential Specs and Features
The Google I/O conference is just three days ahead but it seems that we already know who is going to build this year’s Nexus tablet. According to an exclusive report from Android Police, the Nexus tablet is going to be built by HTC and it is currently internally codenamed as HTC Volantis or Flounder and it’s said to sport a 8.9″ Nexus tablet.
The publication says it’s confident in the possible specs, features, pricing and even looks of the device. Here’s a rundown if its possible specs, if you have been saving up money to buy the 2014 edition of the Nexus tablet:
- 8.9″ Display at 2048×1440 (281ppi)
- NVIDIA Logan 64-bit processor (Tegra K1)
- 2GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- 8MP OIS main camera, 3MP front facing camera
- Aluminum zero-gap construction
- Stereo front-facing speakers
- 8.91″x5.98″x0.31″ body / 22.63×15.19×0.79cm
- 418g, 427g with LTE / 14.74/15.1 ounces
Compared with the 2013 Nexus, Volantis is thicker and heavier, probably caused by the aluminum construction. However, I reckon many consumers won’t mind the slightly increased weight, provided they get a metal casing which obviously will make the device more durable.
The 2014 Nexus Volantis tablet is said to start at $399 for the 16GB version and $499 for the 32GB, with the LTE one being the most expensive, probably in the $600> range. A bunch of accessories, such as a keyboard case, will be there, as well.
However, according to the source, the tablet won’t get launched at the Google I/O conference, as HTC and Google are looking for a Q4 2014 release which will correspond with the launch of the next Android overhaul.