Is this the rumored Nexus 8 slate? (UPDATE)

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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22 Comments

1. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Nexus 7 with snapdragon 820 please :)

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

4:3? No, thanks.

3. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

Why not?

6. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

why not? that's perfect for any sort of reading a person is going to be doing.

11. ikenvape

Posts: 307; Member since: May 28, 2014

It wouldn't be great for movies and videos. 16:9 takes care of those nasty black bars. Nothing beats having even extra bezels on a media consuming device, you know?

18. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I really can't speak for tablets since I never owned one but I actually don't care for the widescreen aspect ratios on monitors for anything but movie watching... and other than pr0n I've never watched a movie on anything but my TV. I guess pr0n is important though...

16. manzer

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

4:3 is the best. i love my nexus 9 over my 7. it's one of the things that we have to give to apple for pushing it. i look at documents and web pages more than anything. 16:9 is for watching movies, i have a 55" tv for that.

23. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

4:3 no thanks??????? You may hate iPads as much as you can...but only thing that got apple right with iPads was 4:3 aspect ratio. I dont know why companies were so stupid and started with 16:9 with notebooks even 16:10 can not heal this. When i hold my old Note8 with 16:10 and ipad Mini 2 with 4:3 you can see the difference that 4:3 is best... Now i am Surface Pro 3 user and even 3:2 is better then any other 16:9 or 16:10 win tablet.

4. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

With the right specs and price this could be the best tablet. Just look at how awseome the 2013 nexus 7 was for it's time.

9. Plutonium239

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Best android tablet* you mean. The best tablet would be the Surface Pro 3(which you can install android on a partition if you wanted to, or just run bluestacks, or some other emulator).

5. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Nexus 7 successor please!

19. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Sans the crappy touchscreen issues.

7. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I love my 2013 Nexus 7 size and a processor update, extra gig of ram, louder speakers and a display tweak would have been a nice upgrade if they can keep the price under $229.

8. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Why suddenly every OEM goes after that 4:3 aspect ratio? Why not try 3:2 like SP3? It's almost like in the middle of that 4:3/16:9 thing. (more or less). THE PERFEHT COMPRIMISEEEEH.

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They're doing that because Apple set that as the standard with their iPad and people are more used to that size. Plus tablets are available in all sizes and Google only has one at 4:3 right now. So more of that size will mean more choice for droids.

10. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

F**k YEAH !!!!! (But what's all the 4:3 talk?? That image is clearly 16:9 :)))

13. namanjain

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

i want it with tegra x1 and micro sd card slot or more storage options

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Nexus 10 was the best for it's time. I still use it everyday. The battery is finally holding less charge though but its so good that I might just swap the battery out rather than buy this crappy 8 inch Nexus. What is Google doing? 7, 8, and 8.9 are all too small for a tablet.

17. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Thousands and thousands of people would disagree with you, but hey, choice is good right?

20. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

God, more 4:3. IMO Nexus been making more and more faulty hardware decisions since N6/N9. The looks, the screen, the battery... at least one aspect of all these new Nexus devices look off. Android 5.x doesn't look good at all on 4:3, especially now that the two-sided pulldown menu is gone. Samsung is going 4:3 full on, too - is this an act of surrendering to Apple? I think I'm not gonna touch 7~8 inch tabs for a while until something done right and in 16:9 comes out again from one of the two camps.

21. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Nevermind nexus 8 we need an updated nexus 10.1" or 10.5" please

22. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I watch YouTube , Netflix and Amazon prime movies on my tablets. 4:3 ain't gonna cut it fore.

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