HTC's Nexus 9 tablet might be unveiled October 8th, bearing a Tegra K1 processor

HTC's Nexus 9 tablet might be unveiled October 8th, bearing a Tegra K1 processor
HTC has a production facility in Brasil, and a Portuguese source (well, the two countries speak the same language), has divulged some hot tips about the long-rumored first Nexus device for this year, the Nexus 9 tablet. The HTC-made slate is expected to be announced during an October 8th event, which should also feature a new "tube-shaped" waterproof camera, of all things, with a 16 MP sensor, and wireless connectivity that lets you control it with your mobile device via an app. We've heard about this mobile camera add-on before, apparently aimed to take on the GoPro crowd, and October 8th was the date pegged for its unveiling, too.

Enough with the rugged shooter shenanigans, though, as we don't intend to do cave-diving any time soon, but we do intend to put our grubby mitts on the Nexus 9 beauty, as, besides the premium design, as would be customary for HTC, the source also confirmed the specs we've been hearing about for a while. The tablet will apparently sport a blazing fast Tegra K1 processor, which literally mauls the competition in all benchmarks, but unlike the previous rumors, the tipster here points out that the Nexus 9 will come equipped with 3 GB of RAM. The slate was pegged before to be the real 64-bit Android L poster child, being the first device with 4 GB of RAM, but these plans might have been scraped for now, or there could be versions of the Nexus 9. The rest of the specs are purported to be a 9" 1080p display, 16 GB of storage, and a microSD slot for expansion with up to 128 GB more, if needed. 

In fact, the source corroborates their knowledge with the NVIDIA filing below that we already told you about, where the Nexus 9 is mentioned as running Tegra K1, which is the most tangible proof so far that the HTC-made Nexus slate exists, so we can't wait for Google's invitations to start flying out for the October 8th event.

source: 4GNews

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Nexus 9
  • Display 8.9" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra K1, Dual-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 6700 mAh

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33 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

1080p seems a little low. QHD would be better...

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I don't see why they would use a lower resolution than on the Nexus 7, which has a 1200p display. It's probably 1600p.

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I hope your right but I wouldn't put it past HTC screwing up royally. They probably going to sacrifice screen resolution for quad boom sound speakers or something stupid like that.

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Google's in charge here. They wouldn't take a lower resolution on a bigger tablet. Even if HTC did give it to them on the original plans for the tablet, Google would make them change it.

30. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

1080p is probably referencing 1200p. Google hasn't made any tablets with a 16:9 aspect ratio and they have no reason to now. They make them 16:10 to make up for the space the software buttons take up.

22. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

1080p means better battery life + better power management , of course the ppi is not enough (217 range) but the rest of the hardware compensates well

2. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

K1 is Jack Power Sucker.... The killer frying pan of batteries. Who cares that it's faster if it requires more power to do so ?

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If it used iPhone or iPad level batteries it would be horrible yes. Its Android though. It'll have a big fat 12000 mah battery if need be. Actually if they used Samsung again like they should have it would be bleeding edge like the Nexus 10 was. Not sure about HTC. They might screw it up and put a 3000 mah or something just so they can fit a useless tri camera or a subwoofer or something.

25. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

3. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

1080p on a 9 inch display? Can I just get a Nexus version of a Tab S 8.4 please? OLED tablets look amazing.

4. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I hope nVidia to abandon this business for their own sake.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No thanks, unlike you trolls, we like competition and variety.

7. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Go home and write your eleven hundred thirteenth hello world in Java.

21. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Please, troll. uninstall your webbrowser and remove your internet connection from your Computer/Mobile device. Biased dumb a$$es shouldn't even comment.

24. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

The World would be much better if u disappear.

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Honestly why do you even care? You'll never buy anything other than Apple made. Stop bashing .everything has its pros and cons. And we need NVIDIA. As a tech lover I don't want them to abandon their business at all. U might love a world with only Apple

13. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I love apple and I've used iphones and I believe they do provide good experience and performance for a smartphone but they are not the best I've used. And I'm really disappointed by the new iPhones. Some key improvements that I've 100% expected were absent like an increase in ram and Megapixels. Now I know u'll like to argue they perform like a flagship with a GB of ram. For future proofing a device 1GB ram(especially on 2014) is not enough. Well,its true up to a limit with a big sacrifice on multi tasking. I've personality experienced some by myself on iPhone 4s and 5. And next big disappoint for me is that they haven't utilised the extra space especially on 6 plus. Yes i meant galaxy note like features. I don't want more rows icon every year. I want pen like features and multi windows modes etc.

11. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

Is there a reason, why you would suggest one of the pillars of GPU market, to ditch fastest growing segment that is mobile hardware? Since you didnt suppy any adequate arguements, this is just plain stupid to the level, that your foot size is geting over your IQ.

12. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

if they abandon tegra now it might hurt them more in the future. even intel giving more focus on mobile right now. and for sure they can't hope to rely solely on PC market to keep them alive.

15. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

yes i agree

16. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Wow congrats you will be considered for Nvidia New Marketing Head ! Don't ashame your self. Nvidia is a powerhouse and its chips will lead to development of new powerhouse which results in better computing in mobile device. If you don't want go and stick with Nokia 1100 or buy a hello ki

5. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Tab s is the best tablet at the moment

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If only they used a processor better than the 800, it could be undisputed champ

19. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Not with the Exynos version lol

14. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Complaints.... ?

20. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Why no 4GB of RAM? I want real 64bit system. :(

32. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

lol...Its 64 bit SoC, just maybe comes with only 3GB RAM and it wont affect the perfomance, even with 3GB RAM.

23. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Sounds like a monster with awesome specs and quality build and materials. Been waiting until a tablet worth buying came out and didn't want a apple tablet. Can't wait for this beast to come out.

26. renatofp

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

There aren't any HTC factory in Brazil. In fact, HTC products aren't even sold in Brazil since they left the country 2 years ago

27. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Next biggest thing is here. Bigger than iPhone 6. Looks like October is gonna be epic too.

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