Oct 15 AT 1:08 PM Nick Sarafolean 15 Comments

Everything to know about the HTC Nexus 9

HTC Nexus 9

The day has come and the new Nexus devices are real. The latest tablet in the lineup is the HTC Nexus 9, a powerful 8.9-inch tablet that runs stock Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Nexus 9 is built to both consume and create, with plenty of power for both. But you want to know about what the tablet offers, what it can provide you with. Let’s take a look at the hardware and specs of the HTC Nexus 9.

The Nexus 9 is constructed with a soft-grip back and brushed aluminum sides for a high-quality feel that will also stand up to the daily grind. Three different hues of Indigo Black, Lunar White and Sand are being offered. The screen is an 8.9-inch IPS LCD display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2048×1536, all of it kept under Corning Gorila Glass 3. The front also features two thin bezels and then two larger ones for front-facing BoomSound speakers.

Inside the tablet, a 2.3GHz dual-core 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor keeps the show running. Additionally, the tablet has 2GB of RAM and a storage option of either 16 or 32GB. A 6,700mAh battery provides the power to make everything within the Nexus 9 work. On the back sits an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Nexus 9 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and also features the double tap to wake that’s found on HTC phones. Wi-Fi and LTE versions will both be offered. The Nexus 9 will be available for pre-order in the Google Play Store beginning Friday, October 17 and will be fully available beginning November 3. It will also be available in stores on November 3.

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Source: Google Nexus

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • Vance

    Oh hello nexus 9. Ima buy you.

  • David Steele

    As I understand, the only 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor is a dual core; this is either a previously-unannounced processor or it’s a dual core…

    • http://www.androidandme.com Nick Sarafolean

      Fixed that. Nice spot!

  • Robert Hicks

    Wireless charging?

  • Tecnoworld

    It’s a bit too expensive IMO. It has only 2gb of ram, which is sub par compared to today’s top of the range (which sport 3gb).

    Besides, is the CPU dual or quad core? I guess it’s either a dual core 64bit or quad core 32bit k1 (the latter is in the nvidia shield tablet, which BTW is much cheaper).

  • Harold Goldner

    According to HTC’s website, it is a dual core, not a quad core processor.

  • fab

    …hm, yeah, i’ll buy it too. after i saw it with the keyboard-case, i was sold… don’t care about 2gb of RAM or the cores, do you really think this will be slow and weak? come on people…

  • Tom

    Never buying a tablet again, worthless gadget ever.

    • BlazeHN

      I actually agree, even more now with phablets all around.

    • Chuck1969

      Cool story, bro.

    • Tommy

      I couldn’t agree more. I bought my wife a iPad air last Christmas. My note 3 is better. If I need anything bigger I just use the laptop. They do more

  • Haggie

    As excited as I am to get this, my SO is excited to get my 2ndGen N7as a hand-me-down.

  • Rising33

    Nice tab but I don’t know if I could could deal with the 4.3 form factor.

    • TheDude

      yeah i know what you mean, im still not sure. it’s will be great for browsing the web and reading but i do watch alot of videos.

  • Mark

    Still no SD expansion no HDMI…ect
    Guess im waiting for the tegra shield with denver.