Google and HTC adds a luxury-Nexus to the top of Google’s tablet-portfolio: Nexus 9.
The first two variants of Google’s own tablet, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) will now have a exclusive big brother signed by HTC.
HTC Nexus 9 seems to be the spiritual heir to defunct Nexus 10, a tablet which had developers in mind, and then introduced the record high resolutions, with film and video-friendly front-facing stereo speakers.
The new Google tablet gets, however, added some HTC-DNA. The front-facing speakers remain, but are operated now by HTC’s Boom Sound, the industry’s best sound to date. The chassis itself is made of brushed metal, weighing 425 grams and is 7.9 mm thin.
Nexus 9 now introduces a new format with 8.9 “display and a resolution that matches Apple’s retina-iPads. The display format is as with iPads on 4:3, excellent for text and images, but will give less space for film and video in 16:9 format.
The similarity with Apple iPads do not stop at the screen. Under the bonnet you will find also a 64-bit dual-core processor, with potent graphics performance. The processor is developed by graphics specialist Nvidia and bodes well, with its 2 GB of RAM, a frequency of 2.3 GHz and 64-bit support.
Nexus 9 will be the first tablet with Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and will bid on 8 megapixel camera as well as a 1, 9MP front camera.
HTC Nexus 9 is offered in 3 variants: 16 GB, 32 GB and 32 GB + LTE to respectively € 399, 479 € and € 599.
HTC Nexus 9 will be available in the Nordic region in early december, but can be pre-ordered from the 17.October on HTC Concept Store.
Specifications Nexus 9
Target: 228 x 154 x 7.9 mm, 425 grams (LTE: 436 grams)
Display: 8.9 inch, 2 k (2048 x 1536) resolution, 281 PPI
Camera: 8 MP, 1, 9MP front
Performance: Nvidia tegra K1 2.3 Ghz dual-core, 2 GB RAM, Kepler DX1 graphics
Storage space: 16/32 GB
Battery: 6700 mAh
Software: Android Lollipop 5.0
Moreover: front-facing Boom Sound stereo speakers, NFC.