NVIDIA HAS CONFIRMED that the HTC Nexus 9 tablet is a real thing, and that it will be powered by its Tegra K1 chip.
Nvidia let news of the next Nexus tablet slip in a legal filing related to the lawsuit it lodged against Qualcomm and Samsung last week, which sees the firm looking to remove the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 from US shelves due to alleged infringement of a graphics patent.
While it reveals few details about the mooted tablet, Nvidia's document says, "The HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1."
Nvidia might not have revealed many details, but the HTC Nexus 9 has been subject to multiple online leaks already - outing its anticipated 8.9in 2048x1440 resolution display and Android L mobile operating system. Since it's a Nexus device, HTC likely will leave the software untouched.
The Nexus 9, codenamed the "HTC Volantis", is also expected to have an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 3MP front-facing camera, optional 4G LTE support and 2GB of RAM. However, one rumour has claimed that it will in fact have a whopping 5GB of RAM.
While Nvidia has confirmed that the tablet will debut in the third quarter - likely around the same time as Apple's next iPad Air - it didn't reveal a release date or pricing information.
If speculation is to be believed, pricing for the Nexus 9 will start at $399, going up to $600+ for the highest capacity LTE model.
HTC and Google have yet to comment on the rumours. µ
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