HTC has been long rumored to launch the next Nexus tablet. The rumors started early this year, followed by a internal codename tip, preliminary specifications leak and even certified by Wi-Fi Alliance already. NVIDIA has kindly provided the latest confirmation, confirmed that its Tegra K1 chipset will be the heart of the HTC Nexus 9.
Revealed in a legal document related to its recent patent lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung, the document explains that the Tegra K1 processor is powerful and being used in range of products by different manufacturers. It then described that NVIDIA is expecting the Nexus 9 to be powered by Tegra K1 as well, with HTC as the tablet maker, and to be announced in this quarter (Q3 2014).
That’s all what the document has hinted. NVIDIA has removed the document already from its website. No detail specifications are listed in the document, however, according to previous rumors, the HTC Nexus 9 will be an 8.9-inch tablet with 2048 x 1440 resolution. Other specs include a 4GB RAM, NFC, GPS, 8MP camera, 3MP front facing camera and 16/32GB internal storage.
While we are not sure about the exact announcement date, Q3 2014 is ending this month on September 30. The only known HTC press event is in New York City on October 8, named “double exposure”, which is likely scheduled for the new Nexus 9 tablet.