Leaked image shows HTC Nexus 9 with matte plastic back, no metal in sight
posted by Victor H. / Oct 06, 2014, 4:38 AM
Google is rumored to be making a new large-sized Nexus tablet, and it’s said to have recruited HTC for the task of creating a Nexus 9. Now, the first image allegedly showing the back of the upcoming device has surfaced, and it reveals a device with a matte plastic back and no trace of the earlier rumored metal build. The image comes courtesy of Upleaks, and we can't vouch for its authenticity, so do take it with a grain of salt.
In fact, this leaked image shows a Nexus 9 very reminiscent of the current Nexus 5 in terms of design, down to the large camera eye and edged vertical Nexus logo on the back.
You can’t tell much more by this image, but with the Nexus 9 already having cleared FCC certification, we’re definitely expecting to see more of Google’s next tablet soon.
To freshen up your mind, the HTC Nexus 9 aka Volantis is expected to arrive with a sharp, 9-inch display with a QHD resolution (2560x1600). The most prominent feature of the Nexus 9, however, might be its Android L software guts combined with the power of Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chip with Kepler graphics with 192 shader cores, one of the most powerful SoCs on the market when it comes to gaming.
If you’re interested in learning all the tiny details about the HTC Nexus 9, feel free to also take a look at our Nexus 9 rumor round-up here.
- 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
Some people prefer plastic - it has proven to be sturdy with the bending Note3 videos. Nothing wrong with that... It's really not necessary to use metals just because Apple does...
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 4:46 AM 22
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Heat dissipation is a chief factor in performance. Plastic devices are poor conductors of heat. This leads to faster processor throttling, slower performance, and faster battery depletion. Cheap electronics are made from plastic because it is both cheap, and easy to mass produce tons of components in advance. Not because its good for you and me.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 6:05 AM 1
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hmmm.....4:3 ratio screen.... looks likr like ipad mini.....(sorry if i offend some die hard android fan or apple hater)
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 4:47 AM 1
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Hmm..4:3 ratio screen, iPad looks like an old PC monitor (sorry if I offend some die hard apple fan or Android hater) According to this logic, even the iPhone 5 would have copied its 16:9 screen from Android devices... Please don't proof that Apple fans can't use sound logic. I'm sure the front doesn't waste space for physical buttons.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 4:56 AM 8
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Who cares if 4:3 is "old" ? People like it ! Even google decided to use it instead of their elongated ratio. And now there is the problem of how to update all of their elongated apps to an user friendly aspect ratio.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 5:11 AM 5
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Face it, most of the people who use this website think Apple suck
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 4:51 AM 5
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Jealousy is a funny thing.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 6:12 AM 0
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HTC is knows how to deal wth plastic ont hier products so its ok with me..i just wish they put htcs boomsound in this tablet...
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 4:51 AM 4
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It is time to get over your fatuation with metal builds.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 6:01 AM 2
Metal builds (whether they bend or not, lol) are actually nicer to handle - any object feels more solid in metal/aluminum/etc than plastic - that's where the "fatuation" comes from... You cannot dictate preference...
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 6:24 AM 1
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