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HTC Volantis tablet could boast 5GB RAM and metal unibody

New rumors suggest that HTC could return to tablets in a major way.

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HTC has come a long way from the Jetstream with its rumored Volantis tablet. James Martin/CNET

After sitting on the sidelines for the last few years, HTC could return to the tablet game in a big way. New rumors hitting the Internet suggest that the HTC Volantis could be a performance beast when -- and if -- it arrives.

According to the oft-accurate Twitter source @evleaks, the HTC tablet will feature a silver aluminum unibody housing high-end hardware. Reportedly, the final version of the Volantis could include a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, 5GB DDR3 RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and either a 5-megapixel or 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

Differing from last week's rumor, the latest chatter points to an 8.9-inch display packing a 2,560x1,600 pixel resolution and not the 2,048x1,440 pixels previously suggested. It's also worth noting that earlier talk pegged the device with 2GB RAM. Mix that in with the completely different render we see today, and it's clear that the Volantis puzzle is far from complete.

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A close look at the rumored HTC Volantis reveals a metal unibody. Evleaks

As to when we'll ultimately get our hands on this tablet, we may have to wait a few months. Given that HTC is rumored to be working with Google on a Nexus tablet, we might look for autumn and the formal arrival of Android L .