8.9-inch HTC Volantis rumored to have 5GB of RAM, might be an Android Silver tablet

8.9-inch HTC Volantis rumored to have 5GB of RAM, might be an Android Silver tablet
HTC is expected to re-enter the tablet market this year with a slate that’s currently called HTC Volantis (aka Flounder). We first heard about it last month, and now new and intriguing details have been revealed.

According to @evleaks, the early renders of the HTC Volantis were fake. Reportedly, the tablet might feature a whopping 5GB of RAM, although this isn’t “final.” Other features that the Volantis should offer at launch include an 8.9 inch display with 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, BoomSound speakers, 5MP / 8MP rear camera, silver aluminum unibody, 64GB of storage space, and a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor (a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 version may also be tested - however, Snapdragon 810-based devices aren't expected to be commercialized before 2015).

@evleaks posted an “HTC Volantis macro shot” which shows the codename Flounder, while mentioning “Android Silver OS Alpha 1.4.” So the tablet might be one of the first to be included in Google’s yet to be announced Android Silver program.

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8.9-inch HTC Volantis rumored to have 5GB of RAM, might be an Android Silver tablet
rumors had it that the Volantis would be launched as a new Nexus tablet. While we can’t confirm this, we’d say that Android Silver and the Nexus line are probably not excluding each other. Of course, it remains to be seen if we’re right on this one.

The new HTC tablet could be available starting the fourth quarter of the year.

source: @evleaks

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45 Comments

1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Holy Sh*t ! Apple iPad RIP

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow a proper 64bit tablet with the proper RAM. 4GB+. If this pans out & it's an Android Silver Tablet... I will DEFINITELY purchase!!!

24. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

5gb lookinf htc are drunken to much alcohlic this are market gimmick

26. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well lets see who knows... They said the same when the rumors said Samsung's Note 3 would have 3GB of RAM. So let's wait and see. If a smartphone can pack 3GB of RAM, a tablet shouldn't have a problem packing 5GB...

27. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Releasing a 64bit OS with devices having only 1gig of Ram is a gimmick.

30. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Remember everything changes. Today's top-end devices will be tomorrow's mid-range devices & before not too long they become entry-level devices. The future will be 64bit & then it will become the norm. Today's budget phones have 720p HD screens. That was top end less than 3 years ago. It has to start somewhere & sometime... It looks like it will be Q4 of '14 to Q1 of '15 when the 64bit is normal among top-end devices.

40. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Why would 5gb a gimmick? If Android Silver is something that Google's way to compete with the Surface Pro which brings more of "desktop" experience to the users. We have no idea what Android Silver is at this point and if the tablet is going to have 5 GBs then there is a reason.

45. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

I think 4 GB for the OS, 1 GB for VRAM

39. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I'd buy that

16. Daboss

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

Nah. Most people that buy iPads don't care about specs. As long as it works and has that shiny logo behind.

34. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Oh an android tablet at 399 is not even going to sell, without even mentioning that it will had to face new iPads which will just kind of crush this.

41. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Better sexier looking than the ASUS NEXUS TAB ;) and better than their HTC FLYER TABLET.

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

This might be my second table ever!! I can't wait to see it to come out

3. surethom

Posts: 1588; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Nice but will it have more than a silly 8gb or 16gb storage. 32gb Storage MINIMUM on all mid to highend tablets & phone PLEASE

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Evleaks stated a 64GB model in that post.

4. maxkobi

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

there is no way this thing will come with 5 gig ram. I'm calling BS. Like we have sen in the market once one company pushes the next level everyone tries to equalize and match it. When the Note 3 hit 3 gigs ram companies still went with 2 on a lot of flagship phones. I cant possibly see a 2-3 gig jump. plus since KK it isnt needed. but yes more is always better. Is the K1 chip 64 bit? if not then there is really no point other then marketing some BS

8. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

The article mentions that the K1 is 64 bit.

31. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Read the article please...

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I doubt it will have 5 gig of memory. 2 Most likely..3 maybe.

28. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

3gig is the minimum for a flagship phone. The Note 3 set that bar last year.

9. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

As it has tegra k1 which is 64bit it should have at least 4gb ram. So if its 5gb that's a killer tablet .

10. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Open the floodgates! (64 bit) 4GB ++++ RAM here we goooooo!

12. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

● oopsie. Edited

11. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Add AMOLED and I'm sold.

13. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Sucks that HTC doesn't back AMOLED screens. This will have S-LCD like the M7 and M8.

14. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Yeah right. Maybe 4, but not 5.

15. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Shut up and Take my money Take my soul Take my girlfriend Take my family Take my iPad Take my house Take my car

36. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

OK I will take all of that... Which iPad do you have ?

38. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

I would have asked about girlfriend and the car.! Why would you care about an ipad?

44. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If he is willing to give her up for a tablet she's probably a fatty uggo

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