Nexus 8 / Nexus 9 / HTC Volantis Release Date, Rumors: HTC Flounder to Spot Metal Body and 64-Bit Chip?

August 11, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

More details about the upcoming Nexus 8 have been released.

Google and HTC are allegedly working on the next Nexus tablet, which will replace the Nexus 7.

The phone, model number ID: HTC 0P821000, is known by a couple of names: Nexus 8, Nexus 9, HTC Volantis, HTC Flounder, and HTC T1.

Given the phone’s supposed 8.9 inch screen, it is likely that the phone is either a Nexus 8 or Nexus 9.

The Nexus 8 is also likely to have 2560x1600p display and spot a full aluminum body, according to PhoneArena.com.

According to Twitter user @upleaks, the tablet will feature a 64-bit Tegra processor, have 4GB of RAM, pack a MDM9x25 modem, and run on Android L OS.

Since the Nexus 8 will be manufactured by HTC, its version of Android L could have HTC’s Sense overlay.

The tablet could be more than just rumors, as GforGames reports that Nexus 8 has been certified under FCC’s Korean counterpart, the Radio Research Agency (RRA).

Here are some earlier speculated specs of the Nexus 8, according to KnowYourMobile:

8.9-inch display at 2048×1440 (281ppi) / 2560×1600
NVIDIA Logan 64-bit processor (Tegra K1)
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 (that’s 22.63×15.19×0.79cm)
418g (or 427g with LTE) (that’s 14.74/15.1 ounces)
Android 4.4.4 KitKat