IFA 2012: Sony announces Xperia Tablet S (Updated)

As widely expected, Sony today announced the Xperia Tablet S, its successor to the original Sony Tablet S.

Sony Xperia Tablet SSony has not published all the Xperia Tablet S specifications yet but here is what we know:

  • Processor: Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: DLNA
  • Display: 9.4-inch WXGA (1280×800)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Storage: 16/32/64GB onboard and microSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP
  • Front-facing camera: 1MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Other: IR universal remote control

The Sony Xperia Tablet S will launch on September 7th. Its price will start at US$399 for the 16GB model and top out at US$599 for the 32GB model. There is no word yet on Canadian availability.

Update: Sony Canada has announced that the Sony Tablet S will be available starting on September 7th. It will offer the 16GB model (CA$399) and the 32GB model (CA$499) though Sony Stores, including online, and other authorized dealers. A number of accessories will also be offered, including a cover with keyboard (CA$100), a simple stand (CA$25), and a charging cradle (CA$40).

Read more: Sony Mobile Communications