But now that the Xperia T is no longer the flagship Sony smartphone (in its place sitting the Xperia Z unveiled last week), it looks like the other part of the duo is going to be upgraded as well.
The Japanese company is apparently working on the Xperia Tablet Z. This would naturally complement the Xperia Z, and for the first time in Sony’s history the duo’s names will match. A neat move, though we still wonder where Sony plans to go after the letter Z.
The Xperia Tablet Z will allegedly feature a 10.1-inch 1920×1200 Full HD touchscreen, a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor (the APQ8064 also seen in the Xperia Z and ZL), 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of built-in storage, an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, LTE, and a 6,000 mAh battery. All that packed into a thinness of just 6.9 mm, amazingly.
It will also be waterproof and dustproof, adhering to the IP57 spec just like the Xperia Z. The Xperia Tablet Z will launch running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean – again, just like its phone counterpart.
Unsurprisingly, the new tablet’s design is said to borrow significantly from the Xperia Z smartphone, so the connection between the two should become obvious for all. The Xperia Tablet Z represents a solid upgrade compared to its predecessor, the Xperia Tablet S, which had a last-gen Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1280×800 resolution, and launched running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
All of the above comes from a couple of yet-unconfirmed reports from Xperia Info. So do consider that this may just be wishful thinking on the part of a Sony fan. Then again, an update to its Xperia Tablet seems like a necessity for Sony for the near future, because the Tablet S isn’t market-leading in terms of specs – to put it lightly.
The Xperia Z smartphone has been received very well by the media, but high-end tablets are one area in which Sony has yet to truly compete. This might be its chance.
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