Is this leaked “Volantis” image really the next Nexus tablet?

We’ve been wondering what was going on with the next Google Nexus tablet for a while, and now it seems like we might be a little closer to knowing. Photos and specs leaked to Android Police this weekend seem to show the Google Nexus 9 tablet, made (as expected) by HTC.

Codenamed Volantis (because Game of Thrones fans are all around us), it will apparently have an aluminium frame, 8.9-inch screen, 2048 x 1440 display, 2GB of RAM, stereo front-facing speakers, and be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor. Android Police claims the tablet will be released towards the end of the year alongside the next version of Android. There are even price rumours: a 16GB Volantis will apparently cost £234 and the 32GB version £293.

But some people are sceptical: Google is widely believed to be planning to replace the Nexus range with Android Silver – a line of more high-end devices, which might not fit in with launching a Nexus 9 late in the year. The Verge also points out that the leaked images look a lot like a stretched out Nexus 5… Whatever the case, we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out what Google’s planning next: their I/O event kicks off in a couple of days.

Image via Android Police.

Diane Shipley