The long-rumored sequel to the aging Nexus 7 2013 tablet is inching closer and closer to a formal announcement, and evidence is piling up in support of the purported Nexus 9, aka HTC Flounder, aka HTC Volantis being a powerhouse like no other previous Nexus family member.
Still scared the end may be nigh for stock Android-running Nexus devices? Then you might as well be fearful about an imminent Rapture, since the two seem pretty much as plausible right now.
Not only have we received multiple assurances from Google officials as to the product line’s stable and happy future, but a pair of mouth-watering gadgets have been making the rumor rounds of late, with credible information leaked via professional tipsters, benchmarking authorities and so on and so forth.
The Nexus X, aka Nexus 6, aka Motorola Shamu has been in the limelight the most these past few weeks, but its bigger, even more technically impressive sibling refuses to wrap up its 15 minutes of pre-introduction fame as well.
Likely to be christened Nexus 9 even though it actually measures 8.9 inches in diagonal, the HTC-made “Flounder” or “Volantis” got its product sheet exposed in its entirety not long ago, and now TK Tech News corroborates possibly the most spectacular tidbit on the list of features.
Yes, it seems, unlike the two 7-inch Nexuses so far and the N10, the upcoming 9 incher will go all-in on raw processing speed, courtesy of a mind-blowing 64-bit Tegra K1 CPU. A unique SoC, as the Tegra K1 family is composed of two members, and only one, the 32-bit Cortex A15-based model, made a public debut already, inside the Shield Tablet.
That chip is actually a quad-core unit, while the Denver-powered version is dual-core, but the latter supports up to 8 gigs of RAM and, as far as we know, it’s superior in every way to any and all existent Qualcomm Snapdragons, thanks to 64-bit architecture and a 192-core Kepler GPU.
Of course, if the Nexus 9 is indeed to come towing the outstanding CPU/GPU combo, plus a “zero-gap” aluminum construction and 2,048 x 1,440 pix res display, money may become an issue for its prospective buyers for the first time in Nexus history. So how about it, willing to trade affordability for crazy performance?
Source: TK Tech News