Presentation slides detailing a new Sony Xperia tablet have been leaked. Unlike Sony’s original Android tablet, the Tablet S, this one is made using aluminium – rather than plastic. Sony says the new construction is splash-proof, perfect for bath time fun.
This successor to the Sony Tablet S is also a great deal slimmer than its predecessor, down 20mm at its thickest point to 11.85mm. It keeps the wedge design of the original, though, with the top part “flipping around” the back.
MobiFlip writes that the Sony Xperia Tablet features a 9.4in screen, runs Android 4.0 and has a Tegra 3 processor. The rumoured 1,280 x 800 screen resolution suggests that this may be a relatively low-cost device – as the Google Nexus 7 proved, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor alone doesn’t need to ramp-up costs.
Other specs include an SD card slot, dual cameras – the main one offering eight megapixels – and a 6000mAh battery. MobiFlip writes that the Xperia Tablet will come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions.
The presentation also shows-off a keyboard case that’s similar to that of the Microsoft Surface tablet. Are keyboard cases the new black?
With fairly detailed information being leaked at this stage, it’s likely that the Sony Xperia Tablet will be out on show at the IFA conference, which starts on August 31.