Is this the rumored Nexus 8 slate? (UPDATE)22
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.