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Google Nexus 8 certified in South Korea?

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The Google Nexus 8 may have just been certified in South Korea, suggesting it is getting closer to launch.

There’s been quite a lot of rumours about the Google Nexus 8 of late, but so far there’s been no word on when the device will actually launch, or if it is actually called the Nexus 8 at al. Some people have suggested it will be called the Nexus 9.

However, GforGames has spotted the tablet passing through the Radio Research Agency (RRA) or the South Korean version of the FCC, suggesting it is getting close to launch.

The Nexus 8 is codenamed the HTC Volantis, as the tablet is allegedly being made by HTC rather than Asus or Samsung as previous Nexus tablets have been.

The only thing that gives away the Nexus 8 in the RRA listing is the model number. A previous leak from @evleaks stated that the HTC-made Nexus 8 sports the model number 0P9210000, which is mirrored in the RRA filing.

Sadly, the listing doesn’t offer any other information on the Nexus 8, but at least it’s an indication that Google is getting ready to launch the 8-inch slate.

According to rumours, the Nexus 8 will come with an 8.9-inch display with a 2048 x 1440p QHD resolution.

It is expected to run on a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, matching that offered in the newly announced Nvidia Shield Tablet.

This impressive processor is tipped to be backed by 2GB of RAM and come with 16GB or 32GB of non-expandable internal storage.

Other rumours suggest the HTC made Nexus 8 could feature the stunning zero-gap aluminium design body as the HTC One M8 and could be just 7.9mm thick and weigh 418g.

We think Google will announce the Nexus 8 in line with the Android L release in the autumn, to showcase its new Material Design mobile operating system.

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