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Sony's Xperia branded tablet leaks
S tablet getting a Tegra 3 successor
It appears that information on Sony’s next gen tablet found its way out and if the slides leaked by German site mobiflip.de are correct, we're looking at a leaner and meaner successor to the S model.
The tablet is 8.8mm thick, which is as much as 42 percent thinner than its predecessor. Although the slides suggest an aluminum body and tougher design, Sony still managed to keep some recognizable design traits of the original S.
Among the things Sony kept are the display size of 9.4 inches and the same 1280x800 resolution. However, the new Xperia tablet will boast a quad core Tegra 3, a step up from the old dual-core Tegra 2 on the S.
The tablet will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or above. It will have a 6000mAh battery supposedly good for up to 10 hours. Sony will offer Wi-Fi only and 3G models. 16GB version is expected at $450; 32GB at $550 while 64GB models will sell for $650.
As you'll see from the slides, Sony is also planning with a rich offer of accessories, including the pretty neat keyboard/stand. Talk about scratching the Surface, eh?