According to the rumors, HTC is said to be working on the Nexus 9 tablet which has been given the codename Flounder/Volantis. However according to a recent rumor from @evleaks, he has revealed that HTC is working on two more tablets apart from the Nexus 9, making this a pretty big tablet effort from HTC. While HTC did try their hand with tablets back in 2011 with the HTC Flyer, the tablet failed to gain much traction and while there were rumors about HTC releasing a new tablet after that, nothing surfaced, suggesting that HTC had pushed back their tablet plans. However if @evleaks’ post is to be believed, we could be looking at a pretty big push from HTC.
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.