Part 2 of Android Christmas is here. The Google Nexus 9 is now also officially announced and the HTC-manufactured tablet is nothing less than we had imagined. While it has seen less leaks than its smartphone stablemate, the Nexus 9 cuts an impressive figure with matte black and that 9-inch display. What was leaked, like the internals, are much more accurate, which is definitely a good thing. Powered by a NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip (with 192-cores) at 2.3GHz and 2GB of RAM the Nexus 9 looks to be a worthy successor to the large format Nexus tablet, the last of which is the well outdated Nexus 10.
The Nexus 9 officially carriers Android 5.0 Lollipop to consumers hands on the 8.9-inch IPS LCD display at 1048×1536. Being HTC designed you get the dual front facing BoomSound speakers that many have grown to love quite a bit. The Nexus 9 also carries along a 8MP rear cameras, 1.6MP front camera, 6,700 mAh battery and is showing either 16GB or 32GB internal storage offerings. Power wise the Nexux 9 packs a 6,700 mAh battery into its ultra slim 7.95mm housing with an estimated life expectancy of 9.5 hours of Wi-Fi browsing. As you can see in the above image, the Nexus 9 will be offered in three color variants, Indigo Black, Lunar White and Sand.
The Nexus 9 announcement via Google’s Blog doesn’t offer a price tag just yet though. I didn’t find anything on HTC’s site, at least not while I was looking, that offered up concrete pricing. Previous rumors stated the 16GB would be $399 and the 32GB would be $499. I will keep searching for concrete pricing from Google or HTC to that effect throughout the day. Be sure to sign-up for email news alerts from Google about the Nexus 9 at the bottom of the tablets overview page.