Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 23 June 2014 07:52

HTC Volantis tablet leaked

Written by Peter Scott



9-inch Nvidia-based Nexus slate

There’s been no shortage of Nexus tablet rumours in recent weeks and it appears that at least some of them have panned out. As rumoured, HTC scored the contract and there’s a new Nvidia chip inside.

Android Police has the scoop, in the form of a few leaked images, backed by the spec. The codename of the new Nexus tablet is Volantis, but it is expected to end up the Nexus brand, as the Nexus 8 or Nexus 9.

The tablet has an 8.9-inch, 2048x1440 display (2048x1536 minus UI bars). The tablet features aluminium zero-gap construction with tapered sides and coming from HTC, build quality should be bulletproof. It has 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel main camera backed by a 3-megapixel unit at the front. It is 7.9mm thick, making it a bit thicker than the Nexus 7, but then again it is an aluminium design. It is not the lightest tablet around, either. At 418g it is close to some 10-inchers.

The processor running the show comes from Nvidia. It is a Denver chip, i.e. a Tegra K1 64-bit. There is no word on the clocks though. This fact also means the tablet will launch with an all new Android build, with full 64-bit support. In addition to two custom 64-bit CPU cores, the chip also features 192 CUDA cores, courtesy of the Kepler-based GPU.

The beefy GPU can be used for a few clever things aside from games. Google already used the Tegra K1 in the Project Tango tablet. However, this appears to have been a 32-bit implementation. The HTC Volantis will be the first device to sport the 64-bit version of the chip. 

However, although this looks like a legit leak from a reputable source, please take it with a grain of salt. The tablet is not official yet and we would like to get multiple source confirmation, which is still lacking.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments