News by Luke Jones on Thursday July 03, 2014.
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Some more spec details have emerged about the HTC Volantis, or as you may know it, the Nexus 8. Through the barrage of launches at the Google I/O event the Volantis was surprisingly missing, but the tablet is still scheduled to land sometime during the second half of the year. The slate will mark HTC's first proper attempt at a tablet and will be Google's Nexus branded response to the high end 8-inch devices of this world, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8, LG G Pad, and of course the Apple iPad Mini Retina.The Volantis will certainly fulfil Google's premium ambitions if the stellar specs being rumoured today are to be believed. HTC shook the smartphone world with the elegantly design and almost all aluminium HTC One, and the company will now turn its metal moulding ways to the Volantis. As well as a metal clad body, the Nexus 8 will sport HTC?s front facing Boomsound stereo speakers, which will give it serious audio power. Under the hood the early testing specs for the Volantis could blow every other slate out of the water. The device will ship with either a NVIDIA's K1 CPU or the 64-but Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. Backing up the processor power is an unbelievable 5GB of RAM, but as this is a testing number we suspect the actual shipped model will have less, probably around 3GB. The high end bothering specs do not end there as the Nexus 8 will arrive with 64GB of internal storage as standard, although it may not boast a microSD card. source: Talk Android