NVIDIA legal documents may have accidentally outed the Nexus 9, which rumors say is being made by HTC. The device will allegedly be Google’s next big tablet giant, and offer an array of major upgrades over the existing Nexus 7. The document plainly name drops the HTC Nexus 9, and the reason being is that the device will supposedly feature NVIDIA’s incredibly powerful Tegra K1 chip. There’s more.
The documents were unveiled because of a legal quarrel with Qualcomm and Samsung over GPU technology patents. That’s neither here nor there, however—we just want information on the Nexus 9, which will supposedly sport an 8.9-inch display, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera with OIS and an “aluminum zero-gap construction with tapered-sides.”
The document says the device will be out in the third quarter of this year, so we’re not far away from seeing something hit; October seems like the perfect month for Google to finally release Android L, which will no doubt coincide with any new Nexus device releases.
Previous rumors claimed the device wouldn’t be out until Q4 of this year, so take all this information with a grain of salt . What’s clear, however, is that NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 chip will indeed power the device. That, along with the specs listed above, might lead to a Nexus device that’s a little more expensive that users are used to, so we’ll keep an eye on that. We’ll see what develops over the coming weeks.