Alleged HTC Volantis specifications leak
Renowned leaker, @Evleaks, took to Twitter earlier today to bestow upon us some more information with regards to Google’s next Nexus tablet, codenamed Volantis, which we believe will be designed and manufactured by HTC. We first heard about the device last month when we were sent an early render and some alleged specifications, but it turns out that the initial documentation was in fact incorrect. From the details we now have it looks like Google is attempting to develop the world’s most powerful tablet.
The newest and ‘most reliable’ leak suggests that the Volantis is currently being tested with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 processor, and will ship running a NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit chipset once the research team has developed a suitable cooling system. The leak also suggests that the slate will boast a colossal 5GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, an 8.9-inch display with a stunning resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels enclosed in an aluminium unibody design with acoustics provided by HTC’s famous BoomSound audio system.
A leaked macro photograph reveals that the device could be the first on the market to come with a version of Android Silver (OS Alpha 1.4) on board, which, for those unaware, is rumored to be the ‘premiere’ Android experience – manufacturers will build smartphones to Google’s exact specifications, pre-load them with minimal bloatware and sell them through major carriers, so that users can get the best possible experience without all the additional software and overlays that usually come bundled with modern-day devices.
As with all leaks and rumors, we have to take these alleged specifications with a pinch of salt until Google provides us with some solid evidence regarding what it has in store for its next flagship tablet — but hopefully we won’t have to wait too much longer until we find out.