The Sony V150 Android tablet has been revealed in a benchmark test online. If it's not merely a geeky prank, this will be Sony's first Tegra 3 CPU tablet.
An interesting new device has shown up in the results database of benchmarking tool NenaMark, which tests the power of devices' GPUs. According to Nenamark's records, the Sony V150 uses an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor running at 1.4GHz, and has a 1,280 x 752 pixel resolution - most likely a 1,280 x 800 display, the missing pixels sequestered by the tablet's Android OS. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cram Sandwich, the newest version of Google's operating system.
However, just as notable as its use of the quad-core Tegra 3 CPU is its bog-standard resolution. With the new iPad offering a great 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime HD set to launch in a few months with a 1080p screen, 1,280 x 800 will impress no-one this year.
In the benchmark test, the Sony V150 was rated at 59.70, significantly outpacing the previous-gen Sony S tablet, and roughly on-par with other Tegra 3 devices. However, when the Tegra 3 will power a herd's worth of Android tablets this year, it's not a distinguishing characteristic. Unless the V150 has something interesting about it not revealed in this benchmark, it will struggle to make an impact - much like its predecessor.
Sony has not yet revealed any information about the V150 tablet, but we'll be back with more details as they're released.
via Know Your Mobile