Sony has announced they are quitting the PC business to focus more on tablet and smartphone devices, and we could see the first example of such an endeavor during the upcoming MWC event. For the event, Sony is rumored to be readying the launch of the Zperia Z2 device, a successor to the highly acclaimed Xperia Z1 that Sony launched in May 2013. The Japanese conglomerate has also been rumored to be developing a next gen tablet code named Castor. The Castor was further associated with specs such as a quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC and so on.
Interestingly, the latest leak by evleaks says the Xperia Z2 is likely to be powered by a quad core Snapdragon 800 SoC rated at 2.3 GHz. The chip will have at its disposal an impressive 3 GB RAM, along with 16 GB of internal storage. The latter will be boosted further by a SD card slot. Upfront, it will have the same 10.1 inch Triluminos screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, already available with the current gen Xperia Tablet Z. This translates to a pixel density of 224 ppi. (Just for comparison’s sake, the iPad Air boasts of a pixel density of 264 ppi.)
However, the biggest improvement with the upcoming Xperia Tablet Z2 – if rumors are indeed true – is that it will sport an even slimmer profile at 6.4 mm. The current Tablet Z already boasts of being the slimmest at 6.9 mm. The qualities of the upcoming Tablet Z2 include water and dust proof features, along with an 8- and 2-megapixel camera along the rear and front respectively, as well as a 600 mAh battery. Finally, it’s expected to have the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.
Industry watches can expect more during the MWC that will kick off in Barcelona next week.
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