First HTC Nexus 9 camera samples pop up

First HTC Nexus 9 camera samples pop up
The $399 Google Nexus 9, built in collaboration with HTC, sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with a backside-illuminated sensor, f/2.4 lens, and support for 1080p video recording. Shooters on tablets aren't typically very impressive, but improvements have definitely been made over the past year or so, up to a point where you can now confidently use your tablet to snap a picture and get decent results -- at least so long as there's enough light, as an LED flash is a rarity.

The Nexus 9 doesn't have an LED flash, either, but its snapper looks to be capable enough to handle indoor shots in dimly-lit environments. We know this because the first slew of camera samples have been released by Vietnamese Sforum, which has gotten its hands on what is likely one of the very first units of the slate. The images, shot in 4:3 aspect ratio, are looking very well overall, at least from where we're standing. Obviously, it remains to be seen how well those will compare with what other tablets offer -- especially the next iPads, which we expect to be unveiled in a few hours from now.

Have a look.


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Nexus 9
  • Display 8.9 inches
    2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.6 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra K1, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 6700 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat

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