Google Nexus tablet series is still very popular among users looking for a relatively small device for entertainment and not very demanding work – the latest Nexus 7, 2013 version, is already on the market a long time and the corporation from Mountain View plans to replace it with a new design, which this time will be produced by another Taiwanese company. Google has probably given up the ASUS service for HTC, and moreover, probably returned to his former main partner when it comes to the main unit in the new model. The premiere of the next Nexus should already take place in July, one month after the I/O Google conference, on which we’ve seen new smart watches and Android L announcement.
Returning to the tablet – the new Nexus 9 should receive an 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1440 pixels (281 PPI) and a 64-bit Tegra K1 NVidia processor. The first revision of the Nexus 7 tablet also had the CPU from NVidia, so Google’s return to their old partner doesn’t seem to be so surprising. Add the 2 GB of memory, 16 GB or 32 GB of user data space, 8-megapixel camera with OIS digital image stabilization and a 3-megapixel front camera. The device has a weigh 418 grams (427 grams if you intend to purchase one with the LTE module), and the thickness of the housing should not exceed 7.9 millimeters.
The increased weight of the new tablet will be caused by the use of aluminum construction. Increasing the display compared to its predecessor will certainly result in an increase the price of the new Nexus, because the upcoming model will go into a completely different category than his predecessors. The cheapest variant with 16 GB of internal memory and Wi-Fi module should cost 399 dollars, which is significantly more than the Nexus 7 2013 at the time of its release (about $ 229). Could tablets from the Nexus series be now associated exclusively with premium devices? Thanks to this technology blog for giving me heads-up on the news!