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The Nexus 9 isn’t the only tablet HTC is working on

Published Jul 21st, 2014 10:05PM EDT
HTC Tablets: Nexus 9, T7 and T12

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HTC is widely expected to make Google’s next Nexus tablet – an 8.9-inch premium device that was already spotted in internal Google code, and which is referred to Nexus 8 or Nexus 9 in various reports – but the company may launch two other tablets of its own, @evleaks has learned.

“Besides the T1 Volantis/Flounder/Nexus 9, HTC is developing two other tablets: the T7 and T12,” the leaker wrote, without revealing any details about the T7 and T12.

HTC has not launched a new Android tablet in years – the company had two such devices in stores in 2011, including the Flyer (pictured above) and Jetstream that few Android users may remember – but it’s apparently planning a big comeback.

While there are no specs or features available for the rumored T7 and T12, HTC’s Nexus 9 tablet has been featured in a variety of leaks, with Android Police suggesting that, for the first time ever, a new Nexus tablet won’t be the affordable device users expect from Google.

Instead, HTC will apparently make a tablet whose entry price will be at around $399, and which will feature a 2K display, 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, 8-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), 3-megapixel front-facing camera, stereo front-facing speakers and Android L under the hood. According to the same report, the device is just 7.9mm thin and weighs up to 427g, depending on version.

The Nexus 9 should launch in fall, once Android L is ready for prime time.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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