Leaks about the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet have become commonplace these days, especially the ones coming via benchmark listings. But this new revelation from AnTuTu suggests something we didn’t know before – the availability of a cellular variant. This particular benchmark listing seems to have an IMEI number for the device, which is only given to devices with cellular connectivity. While it’s not really a surprise that the Nexus 9 would have an LTE model, we are learning this for the very first time.
The 2013 Nexus 7 had an LTE model while the first gen Nexus 7 also had a cellular variant which broke cover a few months after the initial release of the WiFi only models. So it was always a fair assumption to make that the next gen Nexus tablet would also support cellular networks, but it’s always good to get some sort of confirmation although Google or HTC have not made anything public yet.
The rest of the benchmark listing reveals pretty much everything that we know about the device already, including the 8.9 inch 2560 x 1440 resolution display, the NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit SoC and Android 5.0. The device seems to have scored quite handsomely on AnTuTu with 45,923 points, which is expected with a chipset like the Tegra K1. Hopefully, Google will launch the LTE model of the Nexus 9 alongside the standard WiFi models and not make the customers wait to get their hands on the cellular variant like we’ve seen over the past couple of years.
Source: TK Tech News