An HTC-constructed pill, considered the Nexus eight, leaked on-line over the weekend. Referred to as the “HTC Volantis”, the pill is a excessive-finish providing that options an eight.9in 2048 x 1440 show, 2GB of RAM and NVIDIA’s laptop computer-grade Tegra K1 processor. Spectacular stuff, certainly.
The leak comes by way of Android Police and appears to be our first actual glimpse of Google’s subsequent-era pill. Apparently, the Nexus eight is pegged to exchange each the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Reviews recommend Google is eager to supply a excessive-finish gadget to raised compete with comparable slates from Apple and Samsung.
This is a full breakdown of the Nexus eight's specs:
- eight.9" Show at 2048x1440 (281ppi)
- NVIDIA Logan sixty four-bit processor (Tegra K1)
- 2GB RAM
- sixteen/32GB inner storage
- 8MP OIS important digital camera, 3MP entrance dealing with digital camera
- Aluminum zero-hole development
- Stereo entrance-dealing with audio system
- eight.ninety one"x5.ninety eight"x0.31" physique (that is 22.63x15.19x0.79cm)
- 418g (or 427g with LTE) (that is 14.seventy four/15.1 ounces)
What’s much more fascinating, nevertheless, is that this could possibly be the final Nexus pill we see from Google. Stories from earlier within the yr declare Google is ditching its Nexus line of units in favour of one thing referred to as Silver which seems to be set to be, primarily, an enlargement of the corporate’s Google Play Version initiative.
“Handsets in this system will reportedly adhere to a extra unified Android expertise on the perfect telephones and units obtainable from manufactures like LG and Motorola. Whereas these reviews depart little room for a brand new Nexus pill, it's potential that Google is prepping yet one more gadget earlier than Android Silver's anticipated launch subsequent yr,” reports The Verge.
Android Police’s sources say the Nexus eight will retail at two worth factors: $399 (16GB) and $499 (32GB). There may also be an LTE model too, apparently, which shall be costlier. As regards to a launch date, the pill is predicted to land someday in This fall alongside Android 5.zero Lollipop.
Given the late launch date it appears unlikely we’ll see the Nexus eight unveiled at this week’s Google I/O 2014.