The rumor mill has suddenly started talking about a purported 8-inch Nexus tablet. With fresh pictures of a dummy unit of the Nexus 8 being leaked online, the device is now rumored to be released as early as next month along with the Google Nexus 2015 smartphones.

By looking at the photo of the dummy unit of Nexus 8 placed next to a ruler, it can be understood that the device measures 200 mm (7.8 inches) in length with GSM Arena claiming that the length of the device is ideal to house an 8-inch display that supports 4:3 aspect ratio.

Another feature that can be easily be observed by looking at the images is that the tablet could be sporting a metal frame, Phone Arena reported, adding that a speaker grille can also be seen in one of its corners.

As far as the specs of the Google Nexus 8 are concerned, a recently leaked Geekbench 3 report of the purported device revealed that it would be running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and would be powered by a MediaTek chipset that can process at 1.3 GHz. No other information on the Nexus 8 specs is currently available.

Even though the Geekbench 3 report mentioned Android 5.1.1 Lollipop as its operating system, it is pegged to release with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, there is no information about the manufacturer of the Google Nexus 8 tablet.

In 2012 and 2013, Asus had manufactured the Nexus 7 tablets. In 2014, Google worked with HTC in building the Nexus 9 tablet. It features a 8.9-inch display that offers a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. The device is powered by Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset that features 1.5 GHz dual-core processor along with 3 GB of RAM.

Rumors are rife that the LG Nexus 5 (2015) and the Huawei Nexus 6 (2015) will release on Sept. 29. The Google Nexus 8 tablet is also speculated to get officially announced on the same date.