Nexus 8 / Nexus 9 / HTC Volantis Release Date: HTC T1 Keyboard Case Just Leaked?

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
September 5, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Some details of the Nexus 9’s accessories have been leaked.

Chinese tech tipster @upleaks recently revealed that the Nexus 9 will be getting leather and plastic Magic Covers, and a “Keyboard Folio,” but did not give any additional details about either product. 

Android Police, however, does have have some more information about the keyboard folio. 

The keyboard folio measures about 228 x 320 x 5mm, and has keys about 3mm high, and a key pitch of around 15mm. It should feature a standards QWERTY layout and include special “Android function keys.” 

Taking a cue from the Apple’s smart cover, the cover flap of the Nexus 9 keyboard folio can fold into a triangle using magnets, and will support the tablet while the keyboard is in use. 

The keyboard folio should feature Bluetooth 4.0 tech, and will have an onboard 450mAh battery, with a charging port on the cover’s hinge and an indicator light on the opposite side. 

As neither Google nor HTC has officially announced the Nexus 9, all information should be taken with a grain of salt. 

Here is a round up of rumored details of the Nexus 9 so far:

8.9-inch display at 2048×1440 (281ppi) / 2560×1600
NVIDIA Tegra K1 Denver processor (64-bit)
2GB RAM / 4GB RAM
16/32GB internal storage
8MP OIS main camera, 3MP front facing camera
Aluminum zero-gap construction
Stereo front-facing speakers
8.91″x5.98″x0.31″ body (22.63×15.19×0.79cm)
418g (or 427g with LTE) (14.74/15.1 ounces)
Android 4.4.4 KitKat / Android Lemon Meringue Pie 5.0.

Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.