We have been hearing the rumors that Google could be working on an 8-inch tablet which will (unsurprisingly) be known as the Nexus 8. In fact the device has allegedly been spotted on Geekbench 3 where some of its specs have been revealed. That being said if you’re wondering what the device looks like, it seems photos of it have surfaced.
We should point out that the photos are from China and are allegedly dummy units. This means that the device pictured isn’t the actual working Nexus 8 tablet, but rather a fake unit designed to resemble the tablet for promotional or just for measurements purposes. According to the measurements, the tablet is about 200mm in length which does fit an 8-inch 4:3 tablet nicely.
Also one of the photos shows off the edge of the device and from what we can tell, it looks like it could be made out of metal, which is good news for those who prefer their tablets having that premium feel to it, but unfortunately that’s all we have on the device so far. In case you missed the previous report, here’s a quick recap on its specs.
The Geekbench 3 listing reveals that the tablet is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. No word on who is making the processor, but chances are we could be looking at Qualcomm or MediaTek, unless Google decides to surprise us all with an Intel processor. It has also been revealed that it is running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Take it with a grain of salt for now but hopefully Google will have something official to announce soon.