Nexus 8 specs revealed


Rumors of an HTC-made Nexus 8 have been circulating for a while now, but we have some juicy details for you. If these leaked specs are true, this will be the tablet of the year.

The Nexus 8 is codenamed T1, and it’s expected to sport an 8.9-inch (2560 x 1600) display, a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra chip, 4 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear camera, 1.6 MP front-facing camera, and optional LTE. How is that for some serious power?

The only question is when will this bad boy get released? Word is that it will sport Android L out of the box, which means we probably won’t see it until October. Traditionally, Google releases new versions of Android with their Nexus devices in the October / November timeframe. There is no reason to believe this will happen earlier this year.

The good news is that things continue to move forward as it appears to have been certified in South Korea under the code of “0P8210000”, which was revealed about a month ago under the codename “Flounder.”

So what do you guys think? Will the Nexus 8 be your next tablet?

sources: @Upleaks (1) / @Upleaks (2) / RRA Korea Certification
via: Phone Arena

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • M42

    Not for me. The Nexus 7 7″ screen was too small; the Nexus 8 8.9″ screen is too big. An 8″ screen, just right.

  • bitbank

    I’ll get it just to start coding on a 64-bit ARM chip. If the Surface RT 3 also uses the 64-bit ARM, then I’ll pick the cheaper one (probably the Nexus).

  • Justin_Herrick

    Count me in! The Nexus 7 is a tad too small for me. And with my HP TouchPad (running Android) just taking its last breath, a 8.9-inch display will be welcomed easily!

  • Alex Cobb

    The price will be the deciding factor for me. I’m using a 2012 Nexus 7. Not bad, but not good. I’d consider an upgrade if priced just right.

  • Jim Campbell