Sony Xperia Tablet leaks online: 9.4-inches, Tegra 3 quad-core processor and “thinner by 42%”

Ian Hardy

July 31, 2012 8:01am

New details have surfaced of what looks to be the next generation of Sony’s Tablet S, but now rocking the Xperia name. This shift could be part of Sony’s new marketing efforts to join all products under one brand name.

Leaked online are a bunch of screenshots that reveal the specs of the OS 4.0 Android-powered “Xperia Sony Tablet.” The display will stay the same at 9.4-inches (1280 x 800 resolution), but the most notable difference is that it’ll have a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. In addition, the Xperia tablet will reportedly be “thinner by 42%” – which would make it be 8.8mm thin, versus the Tablet S at 10.1mm. Prices have already shown up – will possibly change as it nears launch time – but here’s where it’s currently at: 16GB version will be $449.99, 32GB version will be $549.99, and the 64GB version is $649.99 USD.

There’s also a slew of new accessories, namely a “cover with keyboard” that slides over the tablet and is similar to Apple’s Smart Cover, and Microsoft’s Surface keyboard case. There’s also a charging cradle, tablet stand, docking stand, dock speaker, screen protectors, and carrying cases.

This is also rumoured to be released this coming September. No word on a Canadian release. Additional images below.

Source: XDA
Via: XperiaBlog & Engadget

  • Bobby

    But too pricey

    • rim?

      Hahaha rim lol pure jokes

      mick lizardtitz?
      Oh baby baby say it isn’t so burp fart grunt and groan

  • Jonathan

    Sony makes gorgeous looking gear but unfortunately price themselves out of being affordable for most people.

  • LS

    Such a low pixel density? I expect a higher screen resolution for those price points.

  • Jo

    Cover keyboard…This is another example to show that you should never give out unique design before you release your product.

  • Sean

    The Nexus 7 has really put a fire under other OEM’s to produce at cheaper prices and for the extra $200 i would not spend that for an extra 2.4 inches

  • til-bar

    Sony, always a bit late to the party. There will be no reason to wait for this tablet, simliar offerings have been available for months already.

    I believe those screenshots are taken from a Samsung tablet…probably a 10″, Tegra 3, Android 4.0 Galaxy Tab 2. A tablet that is available NOW.

  • Cell Hell

    Needs to be $100 to $150 cheaper and have an sd slot.

  • chris

    I wonder if people who say a larger screen isn’t worth 200 extra dollars have even bothered to check out the list of features that this tablet will have, as opposed to competitors.
    Larger screen, fantastic design, PlayStation store (and PlayStation certified games), plus a ton of other cool features like the keyboard cover – all of these unique to this tablet.
    That’s worth the extra $200, in my opinion.