Alleged Nexus 8 Photos Surface, Specs in Tow (64-bit, Android 4.5)

With Apple’s WWDC coming to an end, we now look forward to the Google I/O conference with greater interest than ever before. Near the end of this month, the search engine giant is expected to announce a handful of new products, on both the software and hardware side of things. In terms of hardware, the most extensively leaked and rumored device has been the Nexus 8 tablet, and chances are that the device will make it on stage during I/O, pre-loaded with a new version of Android OS.

The Nexus 8 has been one of the hottest topics of the mobile world during these past several months, for multiple reasons. For starters, this would be Google’s first 8-inch tablet. In addition, the slate is expected to feature a 64-bit processor, and if the rumors are correct, then the 8-incher will be manufactured by HTC.

Today we have the opportunity of bringing you a pretty interesting Nexus 8-related leak, as the tablet in question has allegedly been spotted and captured on camera, wearing a protective shell. More so, the source has also revealed a handful of details regarding the tablet’s hardware specifications, which you’ll find out all about right after the break.


Nexus 8 Photos Surface – Hardware Specs in Tow

The photos you see above have been recently acquired by MyDrivers’ sources, and what we’re looking at is supposed to be the Nexus 8, wrapped up in a shell that protects the device from prying eyes. Evidently, there’s not a lot to talk about in terms of design, but interestingly enough, the source has also been able to reveal more details regarding the tablet’s specifications.

According to these reports, the Nexus 8 will be equipped with a Qualcomm 64-bit processor, despite the fact that earlier reports have hinted at an Intel Moorefield 64-bit chip. If Qualcomm picks up the slack, then chances are that the Nexus 8 will conceal either a Snapdragon 808 or SD 810 CPU under the hood, as these are currently the only two Qualcomm SoCs we know about, boasting a 64-bit architecture and destined for flagship devices. However, it was reported that both SoC will appear in “commercially available devices” in the first half of 2015, so take this rumor with a biiig boulder of salt. On the other hand, Qualcomm also has several lower specced 64-bit SoCs in the works (Snapdragon 410, 610 and 615), which might become available sooner than SD 808 and SD 810.

Supposedly, the slate also comes with 3 GB of RAM, and runs on Android 4.5 – or the next big Android release which will introduce a large number of optimizations for 64-bit architecture.

Evidently, we can’t confirm if the data and these so-called Nexus 8 photos are legit or not, so treat them accordingly. Stay tuned for more and feel free to share your thoughts below.