Remember the Tablet S that Sony launched last year? The one with the unique “folded magazine” form factor? We’re not sure exactly how many of those Sony has sold to date (we’ve never seen anyone using one so far), but apparently, they’re already prepping to release a sequel. Leaked documents of what’s called the “Xperia Sony Tablet” got posted on German site Mobiflip, showing a slate that still features a ‘folded magazine’ design, but slimmer with an 8.8mm-thick splash-proof aluminum frame.
The spec also gets a nice update. According to the document, the Xperia tablet will feature a Tegra 3 processor, Android 4.0 (or later) OS, 3G connectivity, a 6,000mAh battery that’s listed to offer ten hours of Wi-fi browsing, and storage options that range from 16GB to 64GB.
A slide also shows the suggested retail prices of the tablet, as well as a number of accompanying accessories. The Xperia tablet costs $450 for the 16GB model, $550 for 32GB, and $650 for the 64GB version, which makes it cheaper than the equivalent iPad by $50. A keyboard cover accessory is priced at $100, while a regular (no keyboard) cover ranges from $60 to $80.
Availability wasn’t mentioned, but if they’re basing a launch on last year’s model (which started shipping in September), we could get the official word about this one soon.
[via The Verge]