Following the launch of a new flagship Android-based smartphone, namely the Xperia Z, Sony Mobile is reportedly gearing up for the launch of a tablet PC in the Xperia series, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.
According to the latest rumors on the matter, the device is set to land on shelves at Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo sometime in spring as Sony Xperia Tablet Z SO-03E.
Furthermore, the slate is said to sport the codename of Pollux, and should boast a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, being the first tablet PC to be released under the Sony Mobile brand.
No official confirmation on the existence of this handset has been provided, and we should take the info on the matter with a grain of salt, yet it wouldn’t come too much as a surprise if Sony Mobile actually made the move, considering the success its Xperia brand has seen so far.
The upcoming tablet PC is said to feature an LCD screen capable of a WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution, while packing a quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon processor inside, clocked in at 1.5GHz.
The new device is also said to include an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, complemented by a 2MP camera on the front for making video calls.
At the same time, it is expected to hit shelves with Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity inside, NFC, and support for LTE networks.
Sony Mobile’s Xperia Tablet Z might also sport 2GB of RAM when launched, along with 32GB of internal memory, and a 6,000 mAh battery that would ensure long usage time.
Rumor has it that the new device will also prove to be dustproof and waterproof, and that it will measure 266.0 × 172.0 × 6.9mm. Its outer design is expected to resemble that of Xperia Z.
The yet unannounced Xperia Tablet Z is said to run under Google’s Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Provided that the info on this slate is accurate, Sony Mobile and NTT DoCoMo should unveil it officially in the coming months.