Over the past few days, we have been coming across a number of leaks concerning the rumoured Nexus smartphone made by LG and the Nexus phablet made by Huawei, but everyone seems to have forgotten about a Nexus tablet, until now. A new benchmark has revealed the existence of the yet to be announced Google Nexus 8 tablet.
Google Nexus 8 spotted in Geekbench
Mobipicker was first to spot the Google Nexus 8 listed in the Geekbench 3 benchmark test. The listing reveals that the tablet is running Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), which is believed to be temporary since new Nexus devices are expected to run the latest version of Android. In this case, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
The test results also reveal that the Google Nexus 8 tablet will come with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. The tablet is also expected to sport an 8-inch screen. Previous Nexus tablets include the Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 2nd generation both made by ASUS, the Nexus 9 made by HTC, and the Nexus 10 made by Samsung. It is yet to be determined which manufacturer has been tasked to make the Nexus 8.
Going back to the Nexus 8’s CPU, the Huawei Nexus phablet is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor under the hood. The Nexus 8 also comes with an octa-core processor on board, but it doesn’t seem to be made by Qualcomm, since it is clocked at 1.3 GHz. It is likely that the tablet will make use of a processor made by MediaTek.
Other details about the Google Nexus 8 tablet are yet to be determined. These include the device’s camera combo, screen resolution, RAM, and other specs. We’re sure to find out more about the tablet in the coming weeks, as Google traditionally lifts the lid on new Nexus devices in October.
When Google launched the original Nexus 7 back in June of 2012, the 7-inch tablet turned out to be a huge success, with the search giant having a difficult time trying to keep up with demand. None of the succeeding Nexus tablets have had the success of the first affordable device, since none of them offered more bang for the buck. We’re hoping the unannounced Nexus 8 does the same, but since tablet sales have been dropping over the past few years, we’re unsure if the Nexus 8 will be a success or not. That plus we’re not sure if the tablet does exist, since benchmark results can be faked.
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