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Amazon is now offering the 32GB and 16GB HTC Nexus 9 for $328.50 and $299.64, respectively. Google Play

While rumors surrounding the Nexus 5 2015 flagship devices from LG and Huawei are making rounds, the Nexus 8 2015 tablet has reportedly made a silent visit to a benchmark testing site. In the process, some of the configuration details have also been revealed.

At a time when the LG Nexus 5 2015 and Huawei Nexus 5 2015 are gearing up for launch, Google is also expected to launch the next-iteration of its tablet as well. Last year, Google launched Nexus 9 tablet, alongside the flagship smartphone Nexus 6. This year, the Nexus 8 2015 version of the slate is being expected to be released.

According to the Geekbench benchmark test report picked up by Mobipicker, the Nexus 8 was running Google’s Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Phone Arena, however, said that when the device finally gets released, it would flaunt the Android M or Android 6.0 operating system out of the box.

As far as the reported Nexus 8 2015 specifications go, the device will apparently be powered by an octa-core CPU, clocked at 1.3 GHz. When it comes to the housed chipset, the tablet will reportedly not feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. Instead, Google might settle for a MediaTek chip for the Nexus 8 2015. To top it off, the device is believed to sport an 8-inch display.

In comparison, the HTC-made Google Nexus 9 tablet comes with an 8.9-inch IPS LCD display with 1,536 x 2,048 pixels screen resolution. This device runs on Android v5.1.1 Lollipop OS, while being powered by a dual-core (Nvidia Tegra K1) Denver processor, clocked at 2.3 GHz.

Unlike the upcoming Nexus smartphones, there is no information available to ascertain the manufacturer details pertaining to the tablet. Notably, the current-generation tablet Nexus 9 was manufactured by HTC, whereas the Nexus 7 and the second-generation Nexus 7 were built by Asus.