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Prototype of Nexus 8 Tablet Listed in Indian Import Data Logs Tipping an Imminent Launch

A new Nexus tablet is rumored to be announced this fall and a couple of prototypes that have are in the testing phase suggesting an imminent launch. Well, the information comes in from an Indian website Zauba that tracks the imports to the country.

The import data log from India confirms the existence of the tablet and its probable pricing as $285 and mentions that the tablet in question is similar to the Nexus 7 hinting that there could a similar design.

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While the authenticity of the Nexus 8 listing on the import log data remains unclear, the shipment tracker website has a good track record in revealing upcoming handsets including the newly launched Nokia X2.

The rumors surrounding the Nexus 8 tablet have been circulating across the web for quite sometime. Though we have seen a plethora of hardware specifications, images and renders that have leaked the tablet remains a tightly wrapped secret and the information regarding the Nexus 8 is a hush-hush.


Going by the previous rumors, the Nexus 8 is alleged to be designed by the Taiwanese vendor HTC and it is speculated to be codenamed HTC Volantis. The device is said to include an 8.9 inch display boasting a resolution of a 2560×1600 pixels and pack a 64-bit Tegra K1 processor. While this processor is said to be coupled with a 2 GB of RAM, it is also gossiped to include a 5 GB of RAM.

Other specifications that are rumored to be included in the purported Nexus 8 tablet include an 8 MP primary snapper, a 3 MP front-facing shooter, 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage space and BoomSound audio technology with dual frontal speakers. On the software front, it will definitely come pre-loaded with the upcoming iteration of Google’s OS – Android 5.0.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.