Nexus 9 Powerful Specification, Testing Along With Release Date

It has become rather standard for devices to make a stop at the AnTuTu benchmark testing site on their way from simple rumors to confirmed devices. The Nexus 9 tablet is no different, as reports coming in from Phone Arena place the device in AnTuTu scoring 45,923. The benchmark test spotting also revealed some specifications pertaining to the upcoming Nexus 9. It appears as the manufacturer behind the tablet is HTC, as previously speculated.

Further information regarding the product details the Android version coming along, and it appears as we will be getting  a taste of Google’s Lemon Meringue Pie, a.k.a  Android L or Android 5.0. Previous reports had issues placing the device under a branding, as it was uncertain if it was going to be the Nexus 9 or Nexus8, due to its 8.9 inch display. In the end, the Nexus 9 name variant seems to have come out victorious. The 8.9 inch screen coming with the device operates at a 2048 x 1440 resolution.

Moving on to the processor, the Nexus 9 tablet will feature the impressive Tegra K1 64-bit processing unit, courtesy of Nvidia, who manufactures the chip. The processing unit will be clocked at an equally impressive 2.5 GHz. The GPU that will come in support of the powerful processing chip is an 192-Kepler graphics processing unit. The Tegra K1 from Nvidia is currently maintaining its position on top of the processor hill, being considered the fastest model, while benchmark testings also crown it the highest scoring processor. According to GSM arena, the non-64 bit version of the Tegra K1 chip, which is featured in the Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9, managed to score less than its 64 bit brother place inside the Nexus 9, although it was the same processor.

Further complementing the Tegra K1 chip, we must add that it manages to outperform even the strongest versions and models of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line of processors. It is believed to be 1.5 times more effective than its main competitors. The chip is capable of sustaining high-standards such as DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.4. The battery life also benefits from the superior chipset, so it’s an overall win for the Nexus 9 to feature such technology. Basically, what results out of analyzing these factors, is that the processor coming with the Nexus 9 exceeds the possibilities of the upcoming Android L, or Android LMP (Lemon Meringue Pie) by far, as the next Google Android installment will only be capable of sustaining OpenGL.1.

The more than impressive processor will be aided by 4 full GB of RAM, as well as 16 to 32 GB of internal storage capacity. There is currently no information on whether or not the included memory can be boosted by a microSD card or not. LTE connectivity is also part of the offer.

The device is expected to come out sometime during  Q3 2014.


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