The HTC Nexus 9 – aka Flounder aka Volantis aka Nexus 8 (although wrongly so) – might have serious hardware, if new reports are correct. The tablet appeared on Korea’s communications regulator (RRA) site, passing certification. The HTC device was simply identified as “0P8210000,” aligning to a previous @evleaks that also referred to the device by the codename “Flounder.” Flounder and Volantis are the name used by Googlers to refer to this particular device, as discovered in various code references.
According to the leaker, the HTC Nexus 9 is also known as HTC T1, and will offer a 64-bit Tegra processor, MDM9x25 modem (the LTE version,) 4GB RAM (yes 4), NFC, GPS and Android L under the hood. When it comes to cameras, the Nexus tablet will have an 8-megapixel main camera, and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing cameras, according to the same source.
Given the hardware, the HTC Nexus 9 is expected to be more expensive than the past iterations, with pricing around $399 for the WiFi version. That might not be the best news for those who look at the Nexus as a reference/developer device.