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HTC Nexus 8: Android L, 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra, 4 GB of RAM and 8 MP camera

8 August, 2014 Nexus

HTC Nexus 8

 

We're still waiting for the HTC Nexus 8 to show itself, many rumors about it's release and features has been going around for months. Here's what we got so far. First we have a source claiming that the tablet, which has been referred to as Volantis or Flounder (Nexus 8) so far is codenamed T1, and will feature an 8 MP rear camera, alongside 1.6 MP front-facer. A little digging in the tablet's firmware has also returned the unsurprising fact that it will ship with Android L out of the box, without any HTC Sense overlay shenanigans.

 

Nexus 8

 

Meanwhile, the Nexus 8 tablet might have already be doing the certification rounds in South Korea, as from the local FCC came this gem of an entry below, that depicts a device coded "0P8210000" to have passed certification. The back of this gear was shown about a month ago by @evleaks, marked Flounder. It carried the same letter and number sequence, and was claimed to be of the real Nexus 8.

 

Nexus 8

 

The HTC-made Nexus tablet is expected to be a more premium device than Google's current Nexus 7 tablet, as we would expect from HTC. There should be a metal chassis wrapping an 8.9" 2560x1600 pixels display. The current leak also claims a 64-bit Tegra processor, paired with 4 GB of Elpida memory in 2x2 GB configuration will be in store, making it the first Android device taking true advantage of Android L's 64-bit backend.

 

A Qualcomm-made LTE modem will be in the models with cellular connectivity, and, as claimed above, an 8 MP rear camera, too. All this breathtaking goodness is unlikely to come as cheap as we've come to expect from the Nexus line, though. Google's poster slate is speculated to have a price tag north of $300, the Nexus 8 will likely be priced lower than that, perhaps in the $350 region.

 

 

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