The mother of all leaks is here, as the HTC Volantis has appeared on the web in a very realistic render. This is the Nexus tablet we’ve all been waiting for, potentially the Nexus 8 model we’ve been hearing about. Previously known as Flounder, the slate is now dubbed Volantis and receives a list of specs.


We’re dealing with an 8.9 inch tablet, that may not launch at Google I/O 2014 next week, since it’s part of a different lineup.  Internally, the device is dubbed Nexus 9, which is an interesting fact, considering all those Nexus 8 rumors. The product measures 0.79 cm in thickness and weighs 418 grams. It will have a LTE version that weighs 427 grams and it adopts an aluminum zero gap construction and stereo speakers.

The design is pretty typical for a Nexus device and this model reminds me more of a bigger Nexus 5 than anything else. It also seems to adopt the 4:3 aspect ratio, unless I’m mistaking. The case looks like it uses soft touch texture and the product is said to cost $399 in the 16 GB version and $499 for the 32 GB unit. Sources say the newcomer may arrive in Q4 and not at I/O and it may even end up as part of the Silver program.

Take everything with a grain of salt, including the appealing specs list below:

  • 8.9 inch display, 2048×1440 resolution
  • NVIDIA Logan 64-bit processor (Tegra K1)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage
  • 8MP OIS main camera, 3MP front facing camera
  • Aluminum zero-gap construction
  • Stereo front-facing speakers


  • cezar

    iPad mini reincarnated…
    its very disappointing for me to see what has become of the google tablet.i hope that they would reconsider a nexus 7 2014 version.
    400 dolars?thats like a 150$ boost from last year

  • DeianStancu

    It’s not a real product. It’s a wishlist from someone who’s dreaming with eyes open.

    HTC does not work with Nvidia and only 2GB RAM is not viable for 2014, especially if we are talking 64bit here. Everybody moves beyond 3GB requirement and with 64bit support in the near future, 2GB RAM looks 2012’ish.

  • George Pon

    don’t ever buy an htc device! get identical products from other manufactures. you will find no support etc.