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New 64-bit Tegra K1 "Denver" powered device looks lean and sleek

Sporting a beefy looking camera package with LED flash on its upper corner along with HTC Corp. (TPE:2948) and Google's (GOOG) respective logos (in Google's case "Nexus"), images of what is purportedly the Nexus 9 have leaked out.
 
Reports indicate the Nexus 9 may be launched in the middle of next week, possibly on Oct. 15.  It will be Google's flagship 64-bit tablet, featuring NVIDIA Corp.'s (NVDA) "Denver" upgrade to the Tegra K1 platform.  It will also be the flagship device, or among the flagship devices which Google launches alongside Android "L" (5.0), the first version of Android with full AARCH64 support (64-bit ARM instruction set support) in the core executables.
 
The freshly leaked image comes courtesy of Twitter leaker @upleaks.
Aside from the camera, we can also spot what looks to be a grippy, rubber-like back material.  This appears to conflict with a recent filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which indicated that the device would feature an aluminum body design (like the HTC One M8).  Of course, the front face may still sport aluminum.
 
Other details from the FCC filing seem to strengthen the case that the 64-bit Tegra K1 chip is onboard (just in case NVIDIA's own accounting wasn't good enough.  Listed features of the Wi-Fi-only model (0P82100) include:
  • NVIDIA K1 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • front-facing speaker
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (up to V9) Wi-Fi
It shouldn't be long before we find out definitively which of these rumors pan out.  Other leaks are indicating that Google will partner the Nexus 9 with a 6-inch Nexus branded phablet from an unknown manufacturer.  That device is rumored to be aptly dubbed the Nexus 6.

Sources: @upleaks on Twitter, FCC [filing page]





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