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