Rumor: HTC purportedly working on two more tablets apart from the Nexus 9

Rumor: HTC purportedly working on two more tablets apart from the Nexus 9
When @evleaks speaks, we all listen in awe. The well-known leaker has a relatively long file of successful spot-on hits (and some misses, but we digress). One of the latest rumors that come straight from the leaker suggest that besides working on Google's upcoming Nexus tablet (nicknamed Volantis and Flounder), HTC is also prepping two tablets on its own, too. This might be a serious comeback for the tech company, which hasn't released a tablet since 2011.

HTC's rumored slates are apparently codenamed T7 and T12, so we can assume that we are talking about 7- and 12-inch tablets. There are, however, no leaked specs about the slates that HTC is reportedly working on. If we take into account the countless rumors that regard the Nexus 9, it is safe to assume that if HTC is indeed working on such a duet of slates, then its ones might not stray away far from the rumored Volantis, at least spec-wise.

Speaking of it, the HTC-made Nexus is said to come with a 2K display (2048 x 1440 pixels), 8MP OIS-enabled rear snapper, and a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC, operating in concert with 2GB of RAM. The alleged storage options will allow potential buyers to choose between a 16 and a 32GB version of the tablet. It is speculated that Google will put a $399 price tag for the 16GB version, while the 32GB one will retail at $499. 

As usual, bring a relatively large bucket of refined salt and take this piece of news along with a large pinch of it. A possible announcement of Google's HTC-made Nexus tablet is due alongside the official release Android L. Should the speculations about HTC's T7 and T12 hold water, we can assume that HTC will either unveil them along Google's announcement of its next Nexus or shortly after.

source: @evleaks via BGR

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15 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why would Google charge $100 extra for a steps up in storage? Only Apple rips people off like that...

4. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Probably because no OEM wants to lose money on selling nexus ?

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It doesn't cost $100 to increase the storage by 16GB. More like $20...

13. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

More like $5 to go from 16gb to 32gb, but your point holds

14. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The flash soldered onboard is different from the flash chips used in microSD cards but yes the price shouldn't be that much higher unless they are going with a faster module with error correction as found in SSDs.

10. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Who told you that HTC will make next Nexus??? LOL HTC have contract with Apple. So they could use the Apple's tricks , for free. Let them make iPads for Apple instead, not to use only the apple's propadanda and media. Right?

15. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

What are you talking about???

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It's probably all fake. HTC is working hard on their replacement to the One M8, i.e something with a non-fvcked camera. If HTC is making a Nexus tablet, I highly doubt HTC is working on another tablet so they can compete with themselves. On the other hand, spending time on tablets with the tablet market beginning to flatten out and rampant self-sabotage does seem like the typical bad management that HTC is known for.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

OMG NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC!!! Wow!!! See those specs are awesome. Bring it on HTC.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'd be disappointed it has a 4:3 screen, kind of a waste of the K1 4:3 is terrible for gaming compared to widescreens (16:9 or 16:10)

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Are you sure? I hope it would have 16:9 ratio.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Not sure, the rumors claim its 4:3, hopefully they are wrong If they are right then there's the Nvidia Shield tablet (16:10) Design looks kind of ugly and big (IMO) But has the 32-bit K1, shouldn't be much slower 64-bit, but should be less efficient (unfortunately, kind of funny the Nvidia tablet doesnt have their best chip, they might be saving the 64-bit K1 for the Shield 2 handheld) And has stock Android (probably with quite fast updates)

5. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

2gb ram is bad need more

11. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Right, we need to fly a spaceship.

12. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Been waiting for the nexus 8 to come out and glad they teamed with HTC again. However, if the T12 is a 12' inch tablet, I might have to wait for that one! Glad their will soon be another tablet worth getting, as I don't want an Ipad and all the other offerings are subpar.

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