Leak shows the HTC Nexus tablet powered by a 64-bit Tegra K1 processor

We have been getting quite a bit of info about the upcoming Nexus X, but not as many leaks regarding the HTC-built Nexus tablet. We know that it exists, and the rumors say it will be an 8.9-inch display with the same resolution of the Nexus 10 (2560x1600). There have also been rumors that it would feature a 64-bit Tegra processor, and that appears to be accurate...
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34. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

That's nice, but if it runs at close to max GPU load, it's power comsumption is around 7W (ridiculous for mobile), it's temperature is about 85 degrees (potentially silicon damaging temperature) and the battery lasts slightly over 2 hours (a tablet battery), which is barely longer than an iPhone 5S which can run ~114 minutes at full GPU load in similar test on a tiny 6 Wh battery. Yes it's 2,4 x faster than A7, but also consumes 2 to 3x the power and runs so hot, you can't put it into a phone, even though some 1440p phones would need that. And A7 is a year old chip anyway, but I heavily doubt nVidia will do anything other than comparing their current competition with their next gen. Tegra

42. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Where did you see that it consumes 2 to 3x the power than A7? Because I read something totally different. 7W may be ridiculous for you, but the A7 consumes MORE than 10W at peak:http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/tablets/apple/ipadair/maxpower2.png

49. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

anandtech is fishy, dont trust them

50. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

since you don't trust them then are you saying articles like this from anandtech is a lie? http://www.anandtech.com/show/8234/arms-mali-midgard-architecture-explored

51. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

And who should I trust then? Telling I should not trust Anandtech doesn't help at all if you don't tell me who you trust so I can bash them :P

57. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Do you have a idea how much 10 W TDP is ? It's utterly impossible for A7 to pull anywhere near 10W.

59. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

That was the complete platform, not just the SoC. But if you donĀ“t beleve it discuss it with Anandtech. I think we can trust them in this one as they tend to favor Apple, not to bash them.http://anandtech.com/show/7460/apple-ipad-air-review/3 But if you have better data and references about your asumption that Tegra K1 consumes 2 to 3 times than A7 (which I find nonesensical) please feel free to add somelthing to the discussion that is not merely based on just your opinion.

13. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

wow.. nice.. might have to pick one up and keep my note 3 instead of getting the note 4 if its not a 64bit :/ this will be a tablet that i can keep for a good 2 years for sure lol

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am still kicking it with my 2 year old Nexus 10 as my main gaming tablet despite also having a Nexus 7 2nd gen that is strictly for reading and an iPad Air. Still not convinced that Suck T C will do this thing justice but we shall see.

31. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Dude, Nexus 10 lags like a sick turtle, I dunno about your gaming tastes but, you gotta sell it. My brother has one and I only liked the design and the sound as far as aesthetics and audio goes. Everything else is a meh, including the screen

33. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

http://youtu.be/bRrxIH-jEhI I am more in line with this video. The screen is still the best tablet screen IMO opinion although I never had a tab pro 8.4. Much better than my iPad Air screen and that's a nice screen. The Nexus 10 screen is super sharp and crisp. I think your bro might have a bunk model because 2 years and counting it's the best tablet by far. No issues. With HTC I expect dead pixels, light bleed, loose buttons, poor finishing on the USB ports. The works like all of their other devices. The only reason I am in the market for another tablet is that I use it so much that the battery is dying now. I was looking at the tablet Z2 but the screen sucks and the tab pro 8.4 but I am not a fan of touch wiz. So I might be out of luck.

43. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

go home.

45. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

The Tab Pro 8.4 has a nicer screen and it is waay snappier. Held them side by side countless times (bcoz I own a Tab Pro) Some games at the Playstore are simply not optimized for the T604Mali while the Adreno 330 handles everything with ease. If you can sell it to fund a super-cheap Tab Pro (around $270 online these days) you won't be sorry, trust me.

36. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

What ? Nexus 10 as an gaming tablet ?

56. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yeah the screen is still the high water mark and I only play stuff like Angry Birds and Tower defense anyways. For those types of games the 2 year Nexus 10 is still the best because you can see all the details with that screen.

19. NateAdam8

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

If it comes with a 32Gbs or more and 3-4Gigs of ram this might be the first Android Tablet I've bought.... Ever. I never bothered buying a Android tablet cause my Smartphone had or has a fast processor.

20. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

i wish this guy would take the time to creare a proper watermark. such an amateur.

21. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Wow an HTC tablet worth buying.

22. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Wowww .. great screen micro sd and you've got my money.

23. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Nvidia haters are gonna hate! Can't wait this SoC in next mobile devices.

24. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

NO SD CARD..boohoo/...

25. ikenvape

Posts: 306; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nom nom nom

30. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

If this had more than 2GB RAM I'd most certainly buy to replace my iPad 4.

39. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

It's mostly certain that it will come AT LEAST with 2 GB of RAM. All the latest products (Nexus 5, Nexus 7) have already 2 GB and if going for a 64bit SoC for sure won't be a regression there.

32. hkxm8

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

I really think we may have a new troll with something of hater. Oh no, they just merge?

44. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I am glad I got the Shield Portable, I am super impressed with my HTC ONE M8, and thanks to the shield, dont need to game on the tablet, freeing up the tablet for me to customize to my hearts content, it also allows me to keep the tablet 3+ years. Its amazing how long they'll last when you don't need them for gaming...

46. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

just don't expect it to be cheap, this time.

55. newbey123

Posts: 699; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

This tablet has some beast specs and with the high build quality of HTC, this will be my first tablet to buy. Finally, a tablet worth buying. Bring it on Google/HTC

58. julian6.0

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Seriously man i own a windows phone and love it, lumia1520 to be specific. But been waiting for something like this and im considering it very much i wouldn't mind having an android device with that kind of power could replace my old computer. Hell anything could replace that thing i only use that thing for work other then that my phone is good pretty much for everything else. Coming back to the nexus yes very nice if priced right 399.99 would deff pay for it. Or depending on the ipad mini 3 also will consider depending specs and price yet haven't heard any rumors about that.

60. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

"That's not a bad option" Lol a little bit of an understatement
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