HTC Volantis is a 9-inch Nexus tablet from HTC with aluminum body, complete specifications and pricing leaked
There are more and more reports suggesting that Google will be ditching its Nexus lineup of devices with the new Android Silver program. But, a latest Android Police report claims that the upcoming Nexus tablet will be made for the first time by HTC instead of Asus. As per the report, the upcoming Nexus tablet will be made by HTC and will be termed HTC Volantis, and the details regarding its specifications, features and pricing are also revealed. However, it is not sure if these are authentic and how far they will turn to reality.
According to the report, the Nexus 9 (say for now) will arrive featuring an 8.9-inch display boasting a resolution of 2048 x 1440 pixels and 281 ppi pixel density. The alleged tablet is also tipped to arrive stuffed with a 64-bit NVIDIA Logan Tegra K1 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM. The tablet will be packing 16GB and 32GB of internal storage capacities, 8MP primary snapper at its back with OIS and a 3MP front-facing camera.
The other highlights of the HTC Volantis tablet include aluminum zero-gap construction that makes it thin and light and stereo speakers at the front. The device measures 226.3 x 151.9 x 7.9 mm and weights 418 grams (WiFi) or 427 grams (LTE).
Judging by the specifications, the HTC Volantis is definitely a premium device and it is speculated that the 16GB variant will be priced at $399 and the 32GB variant at $499 respectively.
Though the specifications and pricing of the HTC Volantis are known, it is not sure when the tablet will see the light of the day. However, we cannot expect the device to be launched at the forthcoming Google I/O press conference. It is also possible that HTC and Google are aiming to release the tablet in the Q4 of 2014 in correspondence to the Android 5.0 Lollipop platform, which is allegedly the next iteration of Android.