HTC Nexus 9: First leaked image emerges

After months of rumors and leaks, we're now witnessing the first leaked images of what may be the upcoming Nexus 9. The image, leaked by @upleaks, features the Nexus branding as well as an HTC logo at the bottom and what appears to be a more squarish form factor than most Android slates.

In the top left there's a rear camera with LED flash, along with a couple of extra notches of unknown function. Down below is what appears to be a microUSB port. So nothing too shocking, but it lines up with what we're expecting to see from the upcoming Nexus tablet, which is likely to launch with Android L

We can also make out that the device will feature a similar matte-style finish at the back as earlier Nexus tablets. As for the internal hardware, it is rumored that the Nexus 9 will feature NVIDIA's Tegra K1 chip. Although an exact launch date hasn't been confirmed yet, the tablet is expected to make an official debut sometime later this month.

What are your thoughts on the design of the Nexus 9?

Source: Twitter (@upleaks)

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.