New Sony Xperia Android tablet arriving next month?
A new Sony Xperia Android tablet has leaked out online, complete with images and specs. It’s shaping up to be quite the iPad rival, and its timing couldn’t be any better to throw cold water on the release of Windows 8 slates. Read on for all the details on it.
Over on the XDA Developers forum, a tipster’s dumped several glorious renders of what is claimed to be a new Sony Xperia Android tablet, complete with specs and pricing. The leaker claims that it’ll be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor – the same one you’ll find inside the HTC One X – and come with an eight megapixel rear camera, and a megapixel front facing cam for web chats.
The whole shebang is set to go on sale in September, with prices starting at $399.99 (£256) for a model with 16GB of built-in storage. A magnesium-aluminium alloy casing promises much better build quality than the first generation Sony Tablet S – its strange wedge shaped plastic casing left reviewers puzzled.
Now, it’s true that this Sony Xperia Android tablet leak remains unofficial. But it’s either a very good fake, or it’s the real thing – and with IFA in Berlin next month a likely venue for the launch of a new Sony tablet, we’re inclined to think it’s the latter.
If so, what do you think a Sony Xperia Android tablet needs to stand out? PlayStation games alone don’t seem to have pulled in the punters, but what would make you buy one in place of an iPad? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments.