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Nexus 6, Nexus 9 (Nexus 8) Release Date, Specifications, Features, And Price Roundup

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | June 25, 2014 8:17 AM EST

Speculations surrounding the release of Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 (also known as Nexus 8) from Google are rife. It was once reported that Google will not be making Nexus 6 smartphone, instead, a brand new Android Silver range of devices will be released.

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Meanwhile, the company LG has denied the rumors that it is making Google's upcoming Nexus device. If rumors were true, HTC could be making Google's Nexus 6 smartphone. Nexus 9 (Nexus 8), on the other hand, is back in news with killer specs and price details along with the expected release date.

According to Ausdroid, a source close to Google claims that the search giant is definitely working on the Nexus device. Also, the Nexus 6 release date is set for October or November 2014. The device is expected to boast a whopping 5.5-inches screen and it is rumoured to come with QHD display. The other salient specifications include a quad core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805) Krait 450 processor clocked at 2.7 GHz, superior 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage.

In addition to Nexus 6, several reports point to HTC as the maker of Google's upcoming Nexus 9 tablet, codenamed Volantis/Flounder. The speculated Nexus 9 features include an 8.9-inches display with a whopping 2,048 x 1,440 pixels screen resolution and the pixel density stands at 281 ppi.  The device will be powered by a 64-bit NVIDIA Logan (Tegra K1) processor and it houses a 2 GB of RAM. The tablet will come with 16 GB and 32 GB of internal storage.

In addition, the Nexus 9 will house an 8-megapixel primary camera with optical image stabilization and a 3-megapixel secondary camera. And the tablet will run on the latest Android OS. The device is 7.9 mm thick and it weighs 418g (Wi-Fi variant) or 427g (LTE variant), according to Android Police.

The Nexus 9 release date is slated for summer 2014. It is worth noting that, unlike the predecessor, the upcoming Nexus 9 will feature a high-quality aluminum build.

The Wi-Fi variant of Nexus 9 16 GB is priced at US$399, while the 32 GB model is priced at US$499 and the LTE variant is expected to cost in the range of US$600+.

To check out the leaked Nexus 9 image head to Android Police. What do you think of the Nexus device? Feel free to leave a comment?

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