Google Nexus device displayed at an event in San Francisco, 2013.
The new Nexus 7 (2013 Edition) tablet at a Google event at Dogpatch Studio in San Francisco, California, July 24, 2013.Reuters

The much awaited Google Nexus 8 aka HTC Volantis specifications are leaked online inciting excitement among the Android tablet fans.

Google Nexus 7 2013 edition completed its one-year cycle last month (on 27 July), and now its time for the tablet's successor to make way to the market with no further delay, considering that the rumoured Project Silver is slated to take-off in early 2015.

Twitter spy, UpLeaks has released the features of the alleged Google Nexus 8 tablet giving further impetus to the existence of the device. The upcoming flagship HTC slate is said to boast metallic chassis, Android L OS (without Sense UI), 4GB RAM, 64-bit Tegra processor (Nvidia K1), 8.0-megapixel IMX219 (Sony) camera and a 1.6-megapixel front camera.

Though most of the leaked features are in line with the previous reports, there are some anomalies with regard to its front-camera and RAM capacity specifications. Earlier reports had pointed that the HTC tablet would house a 3MP front-camera and 2GB RAM.

There is no official word on when Nexus 7 successor might get unveiled, but if PhoneArena report is to be believed, the launch day seems not that far. HTC device codenamed "0P8210000," understood to be the Nexus 8 got certified by the South Korea government owned telecommunication board, FCC (Federal Communication Commission).

If we look back to the history, any device upon getting certified by a government agency is most certain to get launched in a few weeks time, so we can expect HTC tablet to finally see the light of the day in early September, probably during the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2014 in Germany, which is slated to kick-off on 5 September.

As of now, both Google and HTC are yet to respond to the rumors twirling in the Internet. Until the companies clear the air over the rumours, this report will remain as pure speculations only.

Rumoured Specifications of Google Nexus 8 aka HTC Volantis:

Model Google-HTC Nexus 8 aka HTC Volantis
Display 8.9-inch screen with 2048x1440p resolutionsPixel density: 281 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Expected to come with Android v5.0 (nomenclature beginning with 'L')No HTC Sense UI
Processor 64-bit Nvidia Logan processor (Tegra K1 with 192 programmable GPU cores)/ and another with MDM9 x 25 Qualcomm modem for SIM based LTE model
RAM 4GB (Elpida 2GB*2)
Storage capacity 16/32GB
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel IMX219 (Sony) camera with LED flash

Front: 1.6-megapixel camera

Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Aluminum zero-gap design, stereo front-facing speakers, NFC, GPS
Dimensions 8.91 x 5.98 x 0.31 –inches (226.31 x 151.90 x 7.87 mm)
Weight Wi-Fi only model: 418 g;LTE model : 427 g
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