While Sony’s upcoming smartphones have been the topic of a number of recent rumours, the same cannot be said about its future tablets. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z was unveiled at CES 2013 or just over a year ago, suggesting that a successor should be announced relatively soon. Apparently codenamed Castor, little is known about this tablet except that it will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974-AB) processor and both Wi-Fi and 4G variants. The usually reliable @evleaks today gave us a few more details along with its expected name, the Xperia Tablet Z2.
Here are the rumoured Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 specifications:
- Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
- Operating system: Google Android 4.4 KitKat
- Display: 10.1-inch Full HD (1080×1920) TRILUMINOS
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal storage: 16GB
- External storage: MicroSD cards
- Rear-facing camera: 8MP
- Front-facing camera: 2MP
- Battery: 6,000mAh
- Dimensions: 6.4 millimeters thick
- Other: Waterproof
What the Xperia Tablet Z2 may lack in terms of distinctive specifications, it may well make up with a very svelte build. With a thickness of only 6.4 millimeters, it could be even slimmer (by one millimeter) than the Xperia Z Ultra, an already very slim device.
With Sony holding a press event at MWC 2014, more than just the oft-rumoured Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone could be announced. It could be joined by new mid-range or entry-level smartphones and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z2.
Update: We now have an image of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 to go with those specifications leaked earlier:
It would appear that Sony has decided not to follow in the thin bezel trend with its latest tablet!