The potential follow-up to the Sony Tablet S has been leaked through a series of purported internal slides. The images display a thinner and lighter tablet with improved hardware. The unannounced device is listed as the “Xperia Sony Tablet.” That’s not the most eye-grabbing name, so perhaps Sony will go for something a little more consumer-friendly whenever it hits retail.
As for its hardware, the slides list a 9.4-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1-megapixel front-facing camera, a 6,000 mAh battery and Android 4.0 or newer.
In addition to outing the tablet itself, the slides also reveal a keyboard cover, with an estimated price of $99.99, that reminds us of a mash up between Apple’s Smart Cover and Microsoft’s Surface keyboard. There’s also a list of other optional accessories, such as a carrying cover ($59.99), a cradle ($39.99) and a docking speaker ($119.99).
The tablet will apparently be available in three models and costs $449.99 (16GB), $549.99 (32GB) and $649.99 (64GB). While the slides reveal a plethora of details, there’s still no mention of a targeted release date. It’s almost been a year since the Sony Tablet S launched, so we’d expect to see something on or around its one-year anniversary.
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