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Is this the rumored Nexus 8 slate? (UPDATE)

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Is this the rumored Nexus 8 slate? (UPDATE)
It was just last Monday when we told you that a rumored Nexus 8 tablet had been run through the Geekbench 3 benchmark site. According to the latter, the slate is powered by an octa-core 1.3GHz CPU, which sounds like it could be part of a MediaTek SoC. And while Geekbench 3 revealed that Android 5.1.1 was running the slate during the benchmark test, we expect Android 6.0 Marshmallow to be powering the tablet when it is ready to be released. With a name like Nexus 8, we expect an 8-inch screen to be employed on the tablet.

Now, pictures of what is claimed to be the Nexus 8 have surfaced in China. The images show a tablet with an all-metal build. There aren't any clues to who is manufacturing the Nexus 8. The history of Nexus tablets includes the Asus built Nexus 7 and second-generation Nexus 7, the HTC produced Nexus 9, and the Nexus 10 built by Samsung.

If there is a Nexus 8 in the cards for this year, we expect it would be unveiled in the second half of October, which has become a Nexus tradition. A new Nexus tablet could be introduced next to the rumored Nexus 5 (2015) and Huawei Nexus 6. As with any speculative story of this nature, we do suggest taking this with the proverbial grain of salt.


Thanks for the tip!

source: padnews.cn (translated), Mobilissimo.ro (translated)

UPDATE: According to another report, the image that we are looking at is a "dummy" of the Nexus 8 tablet. This same report says that the length of the dummy as measured by the ruler in the picture, dovetails perfectly with an 8-inch screen carrying a 4:3 aspect ratio.

source: GSMArena

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