Google Nexus 8.9 made by HTC is tipped for June - a 'high-performance' tablet with 2K+ display, and a $300+ price
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 20, 2014, 8:36 AM
high-performance" device, with "volume production expected to start in July or August." She also adds that "this will be a lower volume product, carrying a premium price tag to support the specifications," and "would not be surprised if it is higher than $299." Another juicy tidbit is that Alexander thinks HTC will be the manufacturer of Google's larger tablet, which we've heard before.First off, the Google Nexus 8.9 is likely to be a "
Nexus 8.9 will be a lower volume product, carrying a premium price tag to support the specifications
Hot on the heels of these claims, comes another report, by Digitimes Research, which reiterates that the Nexus 8.9 will start production in July. It also confirms the top-shelf specs and price tag, saying that the tablet will feature a screen resolution of "more than 2K," and a price tag north of $299.
Given that the tablet with the highest pixel density so far, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, has 2560x1600 pixels display, and the next player, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9", flaunts the same resolution, Google might go as high as that for the Nexus 8.9. Samsung's darling retails for $399, and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is $379. Thus, if Google prices the larger Nexus slate a tad above the $300 mark, those two might have a veritable competition, given how popular the Nexus line of devices is. Also, if HTC is indeed the one building this slate, we can reasonably expect a premium design, in addition to the premium specs.
As for the announcement and release date, we can't wait for the Google I/O conference at the end of June, and we'll tell you why - Taiwanese media published recently, that Google will be releasing an HTC-made "high-end" Nexus tablet in Q3. Now, these new reports come to basically say the same thing, and confirm mass production for July, so there's every chance that Google will be announcing the Nexus 8.9 on June 25th, when its I/O conference starts.
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Cool I can't wait!
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 8:38 AM 14
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same here , if its from HTC , its gonna be epic
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 9:17 AM 11
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That would be epic as Sony arguably makes the best Android tablet right now when it comes to premium design. HTC hasn't made a table for a few years but they put definitely put a lot of effort into premium design, so HTC is one of my top choices along with Sony.
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 3:50 PM 1
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Bring BoomSound to this and I am sold :)
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 8:48 AM 17
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Oh yes! Tablet with Boom Sound will be great for watching movies :D
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 8:54 AM 7
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Has my interest. First non nexus tablet to do so. Power, performance an fairly priced! Bring it HTC.
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 8:58 AM 6
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Its not non nexus dude its a nexus
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 9:04 AM 8
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I normally buy most Nexus products but I think it ends here. This tablet is going to horrible and is going to have a ton of issues. If you thought Asus was bad with the Nexus 7, you haven't seen anything yet. HTC is on a whole other level.
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 10:49 AM 2
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Thought ASUS did a great job..my nexus 7 is going strong since sept of '12
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 11:10 AM 2
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I went through 3 and they all had screen lift and light bleed and a s**tty Tegra3. The Nexus 7 2013,I got a good unit on my second unit but that is more because of Google than Asus and the specs and price were too good to pass up. This is going to be a joke. HTC corner cutting on quality control + Nexus corner cutting for a lower price will spell an absolute disaster. I know the article says they won't be cutting corners for price but it sounds bs. The Nexus line is about price and performance now.
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 1:22 PM 1
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go home troll. HTC is the best.
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 11:13 AM 8
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I'd say moto is the best. A nexus htc device might be good seeing how they were in the old days of the first android phones. Problem is, HTC can be hit or miss with quality. Though asus hasn't really been any better either.
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 1:23 PM 1
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Assuming 16:9, 3200x1800 is above 2560x1600, and on a 8.9 inch screen that's 412 PPI!!!!!!!! That screen would be so incredible, and BoomSound!! I cannot wait for something like this!!!!
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 11:10 AM 4
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ANd to pump that many pixels...gpu will be always sweating!
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 3:50 PM 0
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This article could have had credibility if DigiTimes hadn't been quoted has a source. All this article does is confirm speculation and has absolutely no tangible proof of anything. Nothing to see here, folks. Carry on. Nothing but click bait.
posted on Mar 20, 2014, 11:20 AM 0
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