Alongside the new Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone Google has also launched a new Nexus tablet, the 8.9-inch Nexus 9 which is the first HTC-made Nexus device since the original Nexus One in 2010. Despite the different manufacturers the Nexus 9 specifications are equally high-end as those of its smartphone cousin. The new tablet comes with an 8.9-inch IPS LCD display that offers a 2,048 x 1,440 resolution and top-of-the-line interior components.

The brand new Android version 5.0 "Lollipop" is powered by a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset and 2GB of RAM. The Wi-Fi only version will come as 16 or 32GB versions, the LTE model is only available with 32GB storage. On the back an 8MP camera with BSI CMOS sensor and F2.4 aperture should provide decent imaging capabilities for a tablet. On the front you'll find a 1.6MP/F2.4 unit for the occasional selfie and video-chat. Dual front speaker with HTC's Boom-Sound technology should provide adequate sound.

The Nexus 9 comes with with a brushed aluminum frame and rubberized back. It weighs 480g and starts at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only base model. It will be available for pre-order on October 17, store availability and shipments are scheduled for the start of November. 

Key Specifications:

  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit dual-core processor at 2.3 GHz
  • 8.9-inch IPS LCD display (2048 x 1536 pixels)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 16GB and 32GB for Wifi-only, 32GB for LTE
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 8MP rear camera with BSI sensor
  • F2.4 aperture
  • 1080p video
  • 1.6MP front camera, BSI sensor, 720p video
  • Front-facing BoomSound speakers
  • 6,700 mAh Li-polymer

Source: Google